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Re: theos-talk Theosophy and Internet

Aug 16, 2011 06:52 AM
by MKR

Let me also add that we see pockets of theosophists who are into practices
of meditation etc who are totally disconnected with the activities which
affect the brothers and sisters around the world, in the honest belief that
daily praying or meditating is all that is needed to help our fellow beings.
While these activities may be of help, where is the objective evidence that
they are helping? These groups are also totally disconnected with the use of
the modern tools, also perhaps due to too many of them are too old. It is
time that some sort of Tsunami shakes up everyone from their slumber and
wakes them up to the reality of today's world and the world badly needs help
now. All you need to do is to look and see all the suffering that goes on in
the world.

On Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 8:43 AM, MKR <> wrote:

> **
> There appears to be much misunderstanding of the role of Internet in
> relation to the objects of TS and Theosophy. We use modern discoveries and
> inventions such as electricity, printing, telegraph, photography, sound
> recording, trains, autos, airplane, telephone, video recording etc and the
> latest being the computer, wireless phones and Internet. All these are just
> tools and if one wants to live in Himalayan Cave or Brazil jungle without
> any of these and just meditate and pray, one can do it and be happy and
> possibly even make some spiritual progress.
> Most of the people live in developing world where all of the above are
> integrated with our daily activities. The work of theosophy is the welfare
> of the people in the world and hence any intelligent man and woman working
> for theosophy would use every tool available to connect with the masses,
> because it is efficient and effective to do it.
> One of the issues we have discussed several times in the past has been that
> the theosophical organizations have been behind the curve in taking full
> advantage of the modern tools to further their work. If you take a look at
> the current leadership who make top level decisions around the world, they
> are all really old-old and most do not fully understand how these modern
> tools have gotten integrated with the daily lives of people in most of the
> countries.
> In the opinion of many theosophists around the world - not the old ones
> with
> one step in the grave - but active middle aged and younger ones - TS and
> theosophy is missing a great opportunity in using the modern tools to reach
> the masses who would benefit a lot from the theosophical doctrines. The
> greatest problem one faces is that these old-old people are set in their
> ways and beliefs and are not likely to be open for educating what they are
> all missing.
> Only hope we see for the present is the isolated attempts of small groups
> of
> individuals who are trying to provide forums on Internet where interested
> theosophists and potential theosophists can interact and thus result in
> dissemination of the objects of theosophy. Fortunately, Internet has
> leveled
> the field between moneyed organizations and small groups on shoe-string
> small budgets and may be that is the way of the future while organizations
> with lots of money in the bank act as stumbling blocks.
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