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theos-talk Re: Einstein Archives Online - Can theosophists and TS organizations learn a lesson

Mar 23, 2012 02:50 PM
by Jacques M


I do not want to start any controversy on this subject. I just want people to be aware that this site does not welcome any more discussions related to HPB's teachings. It is a policy which has been recently put in place, and...that's OK. Everyone find his own path, even on Internet. And everyone bear responsibility for his own acts.
Peace with everyone.

--- In theos-talk@yahoogroups.com, "M. Sufilight" <global-theosophy@...> wrote:
>
> Interesting.
> Would you care to elaborate on this or explain more about it?
> 
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> 
> M. Sufilight
> 
>   ----- Original Message ----- 
>   From: Jacques M 
>   To: theos-talk@yahoogroups.com 
>   Sent: Friday, March 23, 2012 10:31 PM
>   Subject: theos-talk Re: Einstein Archives Online - Can theosophists and TS organizations learn a lesson
> 
> 
>     
>   MKR wrote : "An effort is under way in the setup of a ning site at www.theosophy.net,
>   mainly the brain child of a theosophist and a handful of supporters. It is
>   independent and outside of the control of any organization and currently
>   has nearly 1,000 members. The momentum is there and is going to pickup."
> 
>   To be independant and outside of the control of any organization is a good thing, but it must be known that this new "organization" considers HPB as a liar and reject all her teachings.
> 
>   --- In theos-talk@yahoogroups.com, MKR <mkr777@> wrote:
>   >
>   > With Internet, power is shifting from organizations to individuals or small
>   > groups.
>   > 
>   > With very old leaders in key decision making positions and lacking
>   > understanding current technology and their tremendous potential, it is time
>   > for individuals to take the lead in spreading theosophy among the masses.
>   > 
>   > An effort is under way in the setup of a ning site at www.theosophy.net,
>   > mainly the brain child of a theosophist and a handful of supporters. It is
>   > independent and outside of the control of any organization and currently
>   > has nearly 1,000 members. The momentum is there and is going to pickup.
>   > 
>   > Also there is a site on facebook which has a lot of visitors and I am very
>   > upbeat about the future growth. Recently there was a suggestion from a
>   > theosophist in India that a Hindi site be established as well. Let us see
>   > how things develop.
>   > 
>   > MKR
>   > 
>   > 
>   > On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 10:40 PM, vimal <vimal_b@> wrote:
>   > 
>   > > **
>   > >
>   > >
>   > > This sounds perfectly sane.Its not only natural calamaties but also the
>   > > fact that some precious books and documents lie in Adyar,subject to the
>   > > damp hot and saline atmosphere of the sea coast..All these precious books
>   > > should be digitised and openly available.
>   > >
>   > > Another thing that always puzzles me is why is theosophical knowledge
>   > > spread only among theosophists. How come one never hears of talks in non
>   > > theosophical groups?
>   > >
>   > > Its time an online signature campaign started outlining concrete steps to
>   > > take to make the theosophic knowledge more easily accessible to the world
>   > > at large.
>   > >
>   > > There are many people out there who would greatly benifit from a clear
>   > > understanding of the evolution and what is our role in it.
>   > >
>   > > I think in the process of keeping the 'traditions' of the last century
>   > > alive, the society has become the antithesis of what it set out to destroy
>   > > in the first place-a center of ego-centricity where preserving itself
>   > > became more important than growing and evolving. Hence the decline and
>   > > disillusionment amongst so many truth seekers and people who cn see things
>   > > in context of the world at large.
>   > >
>   > > If evolution is the key,why hasn't the society evolved?
>   > >
>   > > d thc the n In theos-talk@yahoogroups.com, MKR <mkr777@> wrote:
>   > > >
>   > > > Recently, the Albert Einstein archives announced the public access to the
>   > > > scanned archives and should be commended. What the archives has done is a
>   > > > pointer to much of the materials kept by libraries and private
>   > > collections.
>   > > >
>   > > > <http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2401959,00.asp>
>   > > >
>   > > > Firstly, preserving original paper documents from degradation due to the
>   > > > quality of originals as well as degradation due to exposure to wide range
>   > > > of weather conditions. Current digital technology combined with
>   > > world-wide
>   > > > access to Internet offers a cost effective solution to the preservation
>   > > of
>   > > > valuable historical materials. Even if the originals are lost due to
>   > > > natural causes - earthquake, fire, flood, theft etc. digital copies
>   > > > preserve them for the future generations. Even when storage technology
>   > > > changes, keeping up with them is quite easy since the conversion will be
>   > > > automatic computer controlled.
>   > > >
>   > > > Theosophical organizations world-wide have large collection which can
>   > > > benefit future researchers and historians and even theosophical students.
>   > > > This is especially true of historical material during the days of HPB and
>   > > > Olcott and others. There has not been any public information about
>   > > current
>   > > > steps taken to prevent loss of these valuable materials, nor of any plans
>   > > > to preserve them for the future generations in the light of current
>   > > digital
>   > > > technology.
>   > > >
>   > > > Without conversion to digital media, in due course most of the valuable
>   > > > materials can be lost for posterity. In the grapevine there has been talk
>   > > > about the reluctance of individuals who have historical materials to
>   > > donate
>   > > > them to theosophical organizations due to two reasons. First is the long
>   > > > run preservation and secondly access controlled by the whims of leaders
>   > > > with their own fears and agenda.
>   > > >
>   > > > Theosophical organizations are yet to understand and make full use of
>   > > > modern digital and communication advances. These tools need not be feared
>   > > > about. They are indispensable for digital storage and distribution.
>   > > >
>   > > > I hope leaders will open up their eyes and move fast on this question.
>   > > > Failure to move fast cannot help theosophy or theosophical organizations.
>   > > >
>   > > > MKR
>   > > >
>   > > >
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