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Re: Theos-World Theosophy and Religions are having same fate

Jul 18, 2007 02:53 AM
by supreme_1l

Dear MKR,
In olden days, when internet was not there, followers of one religion
used to study mostly writings of their own religion. Thought some
studied different writings, majority did not have exposure to
different philosophies. But now religious environment is changing.
People are getting exposed to all cultures, all kinds of thoughts,
philosophies easily. 
It might create a new kind of consciousness, mental structure and
religious behavior of people might change greatly in next thirty years. 
Yes, people are not hindered by organizational politics and other
obstacles. It is unprecedented.
Anand Gholap 

--- In, "M K Ramadoss" <mkr777@...> wrote:
> One new factor in today's world that was not there in the past. That is
> Internet. All organizations when combined with control of ideas and
> and money, brings in politics of one kind or another and everyone inthe
> organization is expected to fall in line with what the bureucrats
> Such compliance can be overt or subtle and are effective due to the
fear of
> being excluded from the group. Groups also entice their followers by
> opportunities to participate, award of medals, titles etc to reward
> compliance.
> In today's world, the big elephant in the room is the Internet.
People with
> similar interests world wide can discuss and disseminate ideas
without any
> censoring or control by those who claim to be experts or claim to
know more.
> This is the saviour of powerful doctrines which attract the attention of
> thinking public. In addition, now written material can be made
available on
> Internet without the intereference or censorship of organizations
and their
> leaders. We may have to wait for some years before we can see how
fast the
> Internet acts as a change agent.
> In closing, I feel the traditional role of organizatons will be
minimized as
> days go by due to changes in communication technology.
> mkr
> On 7/17/07, supreme_1l < AnandGholap@...> wrote:
> >
> >   I think Theosophy is going through the same process as all other
> > religions did. After initial founding of the religion, it always
> > happened that different people arrived at different conclusions about
> > what constitutes true religion. After Jesus, Roman Catholic Church,
> > hundreds of different protestant denominations, Orthodox church and
> > like that so many churches were formed because of different
> > interpretation of what true Christianity is. Each group says "our
> > interpretation of Christianity is correct others are not correct in
> > some ways"
> > Same happened in case of Buddhism with branches like Hinayana,
> > Mahayana etc. In Hinduism also there is tremendous variety among
> > religious groups.
> > So I think splits in the Theosophical Society, claims of possessing
> > true doctrine , conflicts and bitterness due to difference of
> > opinions, these are natural for the TS, as it happened in all
> > religions. We will have to accept it as inevitable fact. Because of
> > this process of differentiation, I think in future also there will be
> > number of Theosophical groups, each claiming to be correct.
> > Anand Gholap
> >
> > 
> >
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

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