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Nov 21, 2009 05:53 AM
>From time to time, when we see the actions of some of the long time theosophical workers, leaders, elders, scholars, professors, politicians etc., they surprise ordinary members who are exposed to some of the simple fundamental tenets that theosophy presents. These actions may be no different from that we see in other settings in the world - political, religious, scientific, business, government etc. The key note of theosophy is Brotherhood in its all encompassing meaning. Simple folks like you and me need not run to any dictionary to tell us what is it is. The simple smell test would say what it is not. Human beings grow up looking up to role models in others and some may be under the misperception to look up to leaders, elders, scholars, professors, politicians etc. While we can from time to time learn some tricks and lessons from others, the life and circumstances of each one of us is different from every other. So we have to use our god given thinking and analyzing powers. If theosophy teaches us anything, it is the simple fact that practice of Brotherhood in our daily lives can improve the quality of life everywhere - ours, our family members, friends, and everyone with whom we interact and are affected by what we say or do. The simple touchstone that seems to help is to view everyone of our actions to see if it contradicts the principle of Brotherhood and if there is a self-serving motive or selfish benefit - whether deliberate or unrecognized one is there in our actions. If there is, then it is time to think and modify our actions. If you apply the above simple test, then actions of the theosophical workers, leaders, elders, scholars, professors, politicians etc. become more transparent and we may be able to see the real motivation behind their actions, especially as they affect the TS and propagation of theosophy in the world. This is necessary because, many times, persuasive misdirected cleverly crafted reasoning may be presented to mislead the audience to hide the real motivation behind hurtful actions. My 0.02. MKR There is no Religion Higher than Truth Visit www.theosophy.net and enjoy Theosophical Community.