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

Jul 18, 2007 02:50 PM
by supreme_1l

Earlier people belonged to one religion. Now many people are getting
knowledge of many religions and philosophies easily. I have seen many
students who knew important principles of many religions. So new
generations will belong to many religions, in a sense.
This is a good change. It perhaps helps formation of Universal
Anand Gholap

--- In, Augoeides-222@... wrote:
> Anand,
> >>In olden days, when internet was not there, followers of one religion
> used to study mostly writings of their own religion.<<
>  Yes , this is a "root" that damages "knowingness", "Beingness" and
"Doingness" a most important and critical "Triangle." I have noted
here in the years I have been here that  the "isolation" and
"Inhibition" of "Gnosis" seems to be a dominant purpose line of some
groups and individuals. It accounts for a certain lack of mature
survey that leaves a person uninformed while reinforcing primary
considerations, agreements and postulates. Madame Blavatsky did not
avoid Knowledge she earnestly aggressively pursued it where ever it
lead her giving her direct perception, experience, knowledge,
operational ability and confidence instead of "FEAR." The Internet is
"The Treasury of Light" in a certain aspect that is personified by the
"Freedom of Being" to reach out and acquire in order to grow in
consciousness and understanding. Fixation is a mortal disease that
turns potential into "Pillars of Salt." Where Blavatsky writes of the
Adepts of Tibet and India and others, here they scorn , ridic
> ule, and disdain and malign the same as objectionable, what a
curious transposition. They are of course entitled to have a view as
they see fit, but "Bishops of Souls" they are not and no one here
appointed them such! They lay bricks to create a wall in the cave they
choose to close themselves off for the Gnosis of Mankind and
Theosophy. That is just my view, a personal view, one of many in the
stream of vivific life that is victorious.
> Regards,
> John  
> -------------- Original message -------------- 
> From: "supreme_1l" <AnandGholap@...> 
> 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
> property
> > and money, brings in politics of one kind or another and everyone
> > organization is expected to fall in line with what the bureucrats
> decide.
> > 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
> money,
> > 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
> > > 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
> > >
> > > 
> > >
> > 
> > 
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> >
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