Unix and Theosophy
Oct 26, 1994 05:44 AM
Jerry S. wrote:
> Thanks to Bill and John. I appreciate the help. UNIX is not
> intuitive, at least for me. I got a book on it from the local
> library and I can understand Greek better (I think I can even
> understand HPB better).
I felt compelled to write here -- I'm not quite sure why.
I appreciate the thanks (that is one of the reasons that
I have been a "teacher" for the last 10 years), you're
The note just got me to thinking about all that whining I
did a while back regarding theosophical terminology and a
new initia- tive in theosophical education. Some 15
years ago, I remember being in Jerry's "shoes." Unix
looked like Greek to me but I had to learn it. The
advantage I had in learning Unix that I can't seem to
find in theosophy is that I had a reference manual that I
could use to find out "how things worked." (As a side
note, most Unix reference manuals are almost just as
"Greek-ish" which is one of the reasons I decided to
write my own book on Unix -- to try to explain it in
English). When I ran into problems, there were usually
human "mentors" that I could go to for additional help.
_The_Secret_Doctrine_ is not a theosophical reference
manual, nor is any other book that I have been able to
find, IMO. But this forum -- the theos-l mailing list --
I hope will continue to provide me with theosophical
"mentors" that I can go to for addi- tional help.
IMNSHO, it was *much* easier to learn Unix. Once you get
into it, it is very logical, consistent, and regular
within itself. Perhaps my problem is that I have been
trying to learn theosophi- cal concepts like I learned
Unix. Perhaps it just can't be done that way.
Just some random thoughts ... may you all grok in fullness.
...who had Mole problems and called Avogardo at 6.02 x 10^23.
William A. (Bill) Parrette|4000 Executive Pk. Dr., #310
bill@[Zeus.]itdc.edu |Cincinnati, OH 45241-4007
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