Re: Theos-World Humility
Jul 29, 2007 10:29 AM
by M K Ramadoss
Your comments are welcome and timely. If you have not, perhaps you may want
to go back to the archives of the messages on this board and theos-l and you
will find many interesting things. Many of the posters you may not be
familiar to you nor are they identifiable.
My experience is that in the last five years I have learnt a lot of
information I was not familiar with in the last several decades. Also you
will find references to many active theosophists within the organizations
and without, who have labored tirelessly -- many of whom you may not have
seen on these boards. One always wonders if some of these deliberately are
avoiding the public uncensored Internet discussion forums like this one for
reasons only known to them even though in todays world, most in the west
have on the average more than one computer in their households and many
businesses and households have access to high speed internet.
On 7/29/07, nigel healy <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Hello to you all.
> The second time I contributed to this discussion group,
> I expressed my dissapointment in what I then considered
> (14.09.06) to be much needless debating, suggesting that
> it was further "driving the wedge of separation between us"
> with all this arguing over "true or false accounts of history".
> However, I also added;"Perhaps my initial impressions are
> misguided" and "Perhaps I will be made to eat these words!"
> Well the oven is on and the ingredients of humble pie are
> in front of me!
> For the past year I have been silently watching the discussions
> unfold on theos-talk and not only have I changed my view
> about these debates being needless, but have now come to
> a place where I consider them to be absolutely necessary.
> When I witness people putting their heart and soul into some
> of these discussions (usually in an atmosphere of mutual respect)
> sometimes revealing very personal areas of their lives - perhaps
> to illuminate an important principle; sometimes investing lots of
> their valuable time and effort, not to mention knowledge,
> experience and often wisdom - the value of these debates,
> which surround the 'Truth','Reality' and 'Honesty' contained
> within the various Theosophical teachings, seem to me to be
> not only of great importance to the members of this group
> but to the world of Theosophy at large. Indeed the potential
> outcomes of these discussions could and SHOULD have an
> effect on the members respective Theosophical organisations,
> especially in light of undeniable TRUTHS.
> This generation of Theosohical students - the current holders
> of the Ageless Wisdom - are responsible for the way in which
> Theosophy continues into the next generation. I dare say future
> generations will need this wisdom a lot more than we, in our
> relatively privileged, though ever darkening times.
> On this note I would like to take the opportunity to personally
> thank Daniel for his outstanding contribution to the
> Theosophical Movement. The work that you do is invaluable.
> There are many others but I would like to extend my gratitude
> to all the members of this brilliant discussion group for your
> on-going contribution, and apologies for my knee-jerk reaction
> last year.
> This has been a learning curve for me - a lesson in open
> mindedness, not to mention a healthy dose of Kshanti!
> It seems that if we let go of our expectations, of how we think
> things 'should be' - then we can make room for understanding
> why things are the way they are.
> This to me is very important.
> From this, perhaps more holistic perspective, we are better
> equiped to recognise how things could begin to change in a
> Truly Theosophical direction. That is, towards assisting in the
> alleviation of suffering of ALL BEINGS.
> Warm regards to you all,
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