Re: Theos-World Re: Three Reasons to prefer Algeo over Burnier
May 01, 2008 11:02 PM
I am glad you brought the issue up. I presume the members who are putting
impediments are older people. Membership is one thing and what you and I do
in the privacy of our homes is something else. Nothing prevents me to try
any psychic practice at home.
It is in issues like this, that remote controlled management cannot solve
the problem, in spite of the modern technology. With complicated, complex,
contentious or unpleasant situations, always personal interaction is the
best and only way to get a satisfactory solution. I say this from personal
More often, people want to have their pictures published at every
opportunity, we all like out pictures, talk very impressively and not make
enough personal visits to fix the problem. The world famous Sam Walton who
started Walmart in the USA, made it a point of visiting each store at least
once a year to see what is going on and at times personally went and fixed
the problems. This is beside the fact Walmart has the largest computer
systems next only to US Government. I think we all can learn a lesson from
If the current trend continues, with octogenarians at the helm with
stumbling blocks for any young leader to come up, we may see a real decline
of the society. Even the Holy Roman Empire declined. Simply talking about
the statement of Maha Chohan is not enough.
On 5/2/08, Anton Rozman <email@example.com> wrote:
> I am sure that on the personal level all members of the Theosophical
> Society are quite nice and benevolent people. In my view, the
> problems arise when we begin to unconsciously identify our
> personal views and interests with those of the Theosophical Society,
> begin to see ourselves as the protectors of Theosophy against
> various enemies and imagine that we are called to play this role.
> Therefore the situation can not be properly analyzed on the level of
> personalities - we all see ourselves as real and dedicated
> theosophists. The understanding and solution of the situation is
> possible only by using an analytic approach from the standpoint of
> principles and the Rules and Regulations. Are they respected or are
> they not?
> The major role in the decay of the TS in Yugoslavia played members of
> the ES who most probably genuinely felt that the rising
> psychism will destroy the Society. But with their illegitimate
> actions they produced exactly the result they were most afraid off.
> And they continue to operate within this perspective and impose to
> the Society the rules which are proper to the ES.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org <theos-talk%40yahoogroups.com>, MKR
> <mkr777@...> wrote:
> > I am sorry to read about the situation in your country.
> > It is very strange. In all the lodges I was involved in India and
> the USA,
> > joining the TS is very routine. Sign a form and two members will co-
> sign and
> > you send in the dues. I also read some new complicated procedure
> followed in
> > Russia. Even during the days of HPB there was no waiting period or
> any other
> > stumbling block. Can some one tell us what is going on. It is
> > mkr
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