Re: theos-talk Need to open up Theosophical Forums
Sep 08, 2011 07:10 PM
by Cass Silva
Why is it that the moment a teaching is considered you post something political - one cannot help thinking that this is a diversionary tactic. ÂDoes anyone really give a shite about the politics other than those in power and those that oppose that power?
>From: MKR <mkr777@qKD3DcvvwThygfvZg9Cum-u2Kt8W_f9Ftgf1GHTSVRChjcgmSC-zpxtAXlKxAHPITOETikmh.yahoo.invalid>
>To: theos-talk <Theosemail@example.com>
>Sent: Thursday, 8 September 2011 2:31 PM
>Subject: theos-talk Need to open up Theosophical Forums
>>From day 1 of Internet, various Section leaders found it hard to reconcile
>themselves with the basic open culture of Internet as well as total freedom
>for users to think and comment loud on any matter or any personality. One of
>the responses we have seen over the years, is with the exception of one or
>utmost two, all leaders systematically boycotted all open Internet forums.
>And of course, those who look to them for spiritual or temporal or
>organizational leadership or even room and board, blindly took the cue and
>followed leaders. You do not have to take my word for it. Just browse the
>forums dealing with theosophical material, both on tenets as well as
>organizational matters and come to your own conclusion.
>While on one hand, they avoided these open forums, Internet email is the
>preferred mode of communications and we have seen this extensively used
>during the last International Election and the subsequent attempt to
>disenfranchise all of us and seize the power of appointing the International
>While Theosophy and TS are international and universal, of late there are
>indications of more national outlook rather than International outlook. I
>guess the run of the mill and organizational members tend to follow and
>imitate the leaders, just like in any other spiritual organization.
>A classic example is the fact there are only two really open forums on
>Internet for anyone interested in theosophy and related matters to discuss
>and exchange ideas. They are the www.theosophy.net ning site and theos-talk
>in Yahoo Groups. Both are run by volunteers and funded by volunteers. So,
>both maintain their independence.
>Most of the forums on Internet sponsored by organizations are closed to
>mostly those within the geographical boundaries of respective countries.
>The proof of the pudding is in eating - as the saying goes. When critical
>issues come up - typically not in the best interests of theosophists and
>detrimental to TS, and usually self-serving those in control of bank
>accounts, it is these independent Internet Forums are the tools of salvation
>and protection of TS.
>This was amply proven by the events starting with election of the
>International President in 2008, where theos-talk was instrumental in
>disseminating true facts to members so that they can judge the facts
>themselves and exercise their franchise without falling prey to propaganda
>and misleading info. It was also theos-talk which averted a catastrophic
>change in the direct election of the International President by disclosing
>the ultra secret move by some top leaders to disenfranchise all members. Of
>course it was a shock and awe when the ultra secret move was made known to
>I think it is time to those who administer various theosophical forums to
>open up and make them truly universal and not national or regional. No one
>should be afraid of the bright light of Truth that will dispel all the
>machinations that may go on in darkness.
>There is no religion higher than Truth
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