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Re: Theos-World Some thoughts on Transparency

Sep 01, 2009 09:12 AM
by Morten Nymann Olesen


MKR wrote:
"MISLEADING SECRECY HAS GIVEN THE DEATH BLOW TO NUMEROUS ORGANIZATIONS."


M. Sufilight says:
Yes. I wonder, what would happen with "MISLEADING OPENNESS"?





 - - - A bit of Zen - - -

A)
FLAG
The wind was flapping a temple flag. Two monks were arguing about it. One said the flag was moving; the other said the wind was moving. Arguing back and forth they could come to no agreement.

The Sixth Patriarch said, "It is neither the wind nor the flag that is moving. It is your mind that is moving." 

- - -
B)
Zen Saying:
Be master of mind rather than mastered by mind. 


- - -
C)
Zen Saying:
Zen mind is not Zen mind. That is, if you are attached to Zen mind, then you have a problem, and your way is very narrow. 




M. Sufilight


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: MKR 
  To: theos-talk 
  Sent: Tuesday, September 01, 2009 2:30 PM
  Subject: Theos-World Some thoughts on Transparency


    Recently when I visited a state government website in the USA, I looked at
  the site map and was surprised and impressed to find Transparency as one of
  the topics.
  .
  Obviously, in the 21st century, transparency is becoming easier to implement
  with the help of Internet. All meetings can be streamed on-line and can also
  be archived for later viewing. All documentation can be put online and can
  be viewed any time.
  .
  In the USA, it is a legal requirement that all public bodies have to meet in
  open meetings and criminal penalties are there if anyone violates it. In the
  wisdom of those who formulated these requirements, they found it is a great
  safeguard to protect the public interests to prevent backdoor secret
  decisions hurting the public.
  .
  The recent events in TS has high lighted the need for transparency. Starting
  with the untruthful information about the health of the sitting president at
  the time of the election and subsequent shocking attempt to secretly
  disenfranchise all members and seize the power of appointing the president
  leaves much of a choice to members. These actions and continued silence of
  the leaders, elders, long-time members, and other well known members, does
  not help increase the trust members have in their leaders.
  .
  Unless members are alert and vigilant, the continued inaction in the
  bringing about transparency at the autonomous Section level activities, we
  do not know what danger is being cooked behind the scenes. This is all the
  more important because, the strongly divided voting pattern in the last GC
  meeting says a lot. It is in stark contrast with the almost unanimous
  pattern that is the norm since the days of Olcott.
  .
  Fortunately, we are blessed with the benefit of the Masterâs warning -
  MISLEADING SECRECY HAS GIVEN THE DEATH BLOW TO NUMEROUS ORGANIZATIONS.
  .

  Let us benefit from it. It is high time members demand their Section leaders
  to immediately implement total transparency. It is very easy to do it.
  .
  MKR
  .
  visit *www.theosophy.net* <http://www.theosophy.net>

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