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

Mar 23, 2012 03:04 PM
by MKR


I am glad to see your msg.

Everyone who is exposed to theosophy knows HPB was solely responsible for
bringing theosophy to the modern world. No one can ever forget or
ungrateful for her great sacrifices; she gave prime of her life, full time,
for the cause of theosophy. (Compared to that, sacrifices we have made are
just insignificant. This is obvious.)

I am reminded of the famous comment made by one of the Adepts to Sinnet -
'Ingratitude is not one of our vices' - which applies to every facet of a
spiritual student's life. HPB herself did not want her followers blindly
follow her or what she presented to the world.

In spite of all the writings that have come out since launching of TS, she
herself wanted each one of us to explore and inquire and discover Truth
ourself. She also pointed out that she has just lifted a little of the veil
and it is up to each of us to do the heavy lifting and search for the
truth. Any book or platform on Internet can only serve as a facilitating
factor and finally it is upto the individual to use discrimination and
accept or reject anything anyone says.

I still feel that no platform is ideal. Every effort in providing a
platform should be encouraged, no matter what their short comings are. It
is up to each one us to make the best use of available platforms. I expect
more efforts in providing platforms in the days to come. Few committed
individuals can achieve a lot with the tools Internet provides today. Most
lasting advances are the result of handful men and women with a vision and
determination and sacrifice.

On Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 3:31 PM, Jacques M <jacmahnich@GMBzX9f0ZVP6zrt7QmwsROpmm3yI67xfDy6eWWW_fZlv4mb_qlzQzl1KBqMLYHzIQiIFuqkdcnVOaWFqe8Hj.yahoo.invalid> wrote:

> **
>
>
> 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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> > > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
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> >
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