Re: "Respect" in Internet Discussions
Nov 18, 2008 10:56 PM
by Anton Rozman
Thanks for excellent points! When apparent or actual lack of respect
is connected with some genuine indignation in regard to some alleged
or actual misdoings it is in my view understandable and to some
extend even justifiable. But I think that it is an insult to the
intelligence of participants and extremely morally perverted when
lack of respect of "Some who are/were occupying positions of power of
one kind or another, end up living in a psychological cocoon" is
connected (possibly even unconsciously) with personal interests
enveloped in innocent garments of search or revelation of truths and
in the sacred tradition of the Theosophical Society to achieve
political gain. This is then just another example how creeds are
operating within the Theosophical Society and morally destroying it.
--- In email@example.com, MKR <mkr777@...> wrote:
> From time to time, you will find mention is made about the issue of
> in messages posted in Internet. It is an interesting topic and I
> to talk about it.
> First of all, Internet (especially the
> independent forums such as this, is the most level field. Many of
> been posting messages for several years and none of us have
> lack of respect in the messages.
> This is because, you cannot command or demand respect from
> participants. You earn it by your actions both here as well as
> outside actions are relevant and we come to know of them.) Some who
> are/were occupying positions of power of one kind or another, end
> in a psychological cocoon and it is very difficult to get out of it
> world where we are all equals because no one can exert any kind of
> over others.
> There was an incident in one of Krishnamurti's group meetings. He
> and inquired each one present as to what they are. One said he is a
> another a teacher, third an accountant, fourth a homemaker, fifth
> so on. When everyone has responded, K said all of them are wrong.
> is human being first and foremost.
> He said the doctor is a doctor when he is treating a patient. An
> is one when he is in his office and doing his accounting work and
so on. We
> tend to bring our profession and other personal accomplishments
> and they are irrelevant except when you are engaged in the specific
> professional act. When we meet and interact with each other as
> are all human beings and keeping that in mind makes interaction and
> communication easy.
> So when we consider the question of respect, we need to be aware
> expect respect in our message exchanges because of one's position
> present), one's accomplishments in other fields etc. When this is
> communication is possible and the whole focus on "respect" fades
> one would not complain about lack of respect.
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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