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Re: Theos-World types of discussions

Jan 07, 2009 01:52 PM
by MKR

Well said.

Let me add. Each one of us come with different experience and opionions.
Personally, my bottom line is, if someone's views, ideas, opinions is of any
help to me, in my day to day practice of theosophy, I take it and get on
with my life. After all it is our life that finally counts.


On 1/7/09, Eldon B Tucker <> wrote:
>   Hi everyone.
> It looks like we're getting a bit carried away and starting to get mad
> at each other. Let's keep our discussions on topics of shared interest
> and avoid telling others what we think of them.
> We're a diverse group including people liking or disliking Blavatsky,
> Purucker, Crosbie, Kristnamurti, Leadbeater, Besant, Steiner, Baily,
> and others. From a philosophical standpoint, it may be annoying at
> times to see someone promoting an author we don't like, but the best
> reply is to outline and possibly debate the differences.
> When we delve into history, we'll find out things about the
> theosophical authors that can be damaging to their reputations. A
> common reaction is to gloat over the negative about authors we don't
> like and to take personal affront at negative mention of our favorite
> authors. Neither reaction is good.
> A fair discussion of history will present a balanced picture of
> someone. To repeatedly stress some particularly bad trait of an author
> does not win converts. Fans of an author are more likely to become
> defensive and feel provoked into counter attack. Few would convert to
> another way of thinking. If repeated too frequently, negative remarks
> about an author would be inflammatory and evoke anger, not open
> discussion.
> It's better to win over others by the beauty of our ideas rather than
> by discrediting their heroes.

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