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Re: Theos-World Some comments on how Internet is used by theosophists

Sep 23, 2009 04:39 PM
by Drpsionic

But it was the Theosophists that let her get away with it.
Chuck the Heretic  

In a message dated 9/23/2009 6:21:30 P.M. Central Daylight Time, writes:

yeah well,  by imposing her theosophical ideas she in effect was  attacking 
HPB - it seemed she ruled with an iron rod when the iron rod was put  into 
her hands?


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>Sent: Wednesday, 23  September, 2009 1:42:24 PM
>Subject: Theos-World Some comments on how  Internet is used by theosophists
>I recently came  upon a very interesting letter sent by Annie Besant to 
>member of  ES in June 1923. In it, she states:
>Anyone in the ES who takes  part in any movement in the TS which tends to
>cause trouble or stir up  unfriendly feelings towards any member of the TS,
>will be expelled from  the School as soon as the fact comes to my notice; I
>shall accept no  excuse as to good intentions. Anyone who wants to attack
>another  member, feeling it to be his duty, must resign from the School
>before  making such attack.
>(pp. 53; Krotona Vol IV by Joseph  Ross)
>In the 21st century, with the advent of Internet, we have  seen some
>interesting pattern of action from theosophists to hide their  hand from
>their actions. With Besant's statement as the backdrop, let  us look at
>1. A pattern of keeping silent, while  surrogates do the work of making
>statements or raising issues with no  substantive factual evidence.
>2. Use others as a front and distribute  statements, which they themselves
>dare not to make. Those who end up as  fronts feel good because they are 
>to appear scholarly, important  and smart to the public.
>3. A pattern of using pseudonyms to hide their  real identity as well as
>avoid taking personal responsibility. Once the  pseudonym users are
>questioned further about their identity, they get  cold feet and disappear.
>These pseudonym users may be acting on their  own and/or acting as catâs 
>of their controllers.
>4. Use  Wiki as a shield to protect anonymity. Post a statement or a
>comment on  Wiki and extract it to distribute it and then go and delete it
>from  Wiki. Wiki has open access for editing and also allows anonymity of  
>editors. To the gullible, this may appear as a legit statement of  facts.
>Another issue we have seen is that long term leaders,  members and elders
>keep silent perhaps because of the political an_d  other consequences of
>speaking their minds publicly. (Some times, it  takes a great courage and
>risk to speak the Truth. Many in the past  have given their lives to speak
>truth.) In today's TS, this may be as  serious as losing their comfortable
>room and board.
>So  when there are serious issues and problems, such as those we have seen 
>the recent past, it falls on the lap of the ordinary novice members  to 
>up and speak up.
>Whatever anyone thinks of the  above issues, one thing is for sure. But for
>the Internet and a few  dedicated ordinary members, TS today would be far
>different from what  it is now and perhaps much  dismembered.
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