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Re: Theos-World withdrawal of messages

May 08, 2009 11:52 AM
by MKR

I do not think it is a good idea to delete earlier messages for any reason.
Also it would not serve the purpose because once something is on the
maillist, they are also in recipients in-boxes.

When looking at msgs, if in the mind of the writer, good motives are behind
them, then temporary hurt may be over in a short time. Many times, we do not
know how much good a msg may have done to someone, while it may have caused
temporary discomfort.


On 5/8/09, Anand <> wrote:
> The Freedom of Thought policy of the Theosophical Society, Adyar is stated
> in these words
> "there is no doctrine, no opinion, by whomsoever taught or held, that is in
> any way binding on any member of the Society, none which any member is not
> free to accept or reject. Approval of its three objects is the sole
> condition of membership. No teacher, or writer, from H.P. Blavatsky onwards,
> has any authority to impose his or her teachings or opinions on members."
> It means all members are free to accept or reject any ideas and are free to
> express them, keeping in mind brotherhood, courtesy, consideration and such
> qualities of language.
> Some members of Theosophical Society have communicated to me that some of
> my messages are not appropriate. They described some of my messages as
> baseless, derogatory, malafied and unbrotherly comments passed against
> brother Theosophists such as Radhaji, P. Krishna, HPB, Krishnamurti and
> other discriminative remarks against members of some Sections and the
> Theosophical Society. Their communication shows to me that some of my
> messages have caused pain to some members of TS. I don't have any intention
> to cause such pain or to defame anybody. So I withdraw all messages which
> might fall in the category mentioned above.
> Question might be asked which of my messages are philosophical
> disagreements and which are derogatory comments. So which messages should be
> withdrawn? Instead of involving in such debate, I withdraw all messages,
> fully and unconditionally, whether they fall in above category or not. I
> request the owner of the group to delete all my messages from this
> theos-talk group. I apologize for the pain caused to some members because of
> my messages.
> As messages in online forums are informal, they should not be taken too
> seriously by anybody. These messages are not policy statements published
> officially on which a person would act. I observed messages in many online
> forums. Members write them carelessly, hastily, without editing and careful
> consideration of language.
> Even then, as some of my messages had been painful to some members, and as
> I don't see any need for past messages to remain on the group, I withdraw
> all messages and I request the moderator to delete all of my messages from
> the forum.
> Best regards.
> Anand Gholap

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