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Oct 01, 1996 05:09 PM
by Einar Adalsteinsson & A.S.B.
Ann & Doss >The TS, when inaugurated in 1875, was designed on the basis of a formal >pyramidal organizational structure . . . <snip> >So from the needs of Theosophists, I am wondering whether the TS is going >to be a overtaken by Internet based communication and interaction. . . <snip> I have been "listening" to your chat on organisational evolution, and I had the impulse to "speak up" on this subject, because I had an insight on this many years ago, when I read the first biography on Krishnamurti "The Years of Awakening" by Mary Luthiens. During the climax of the process, the "body" of K reported a message (from the Great ones): "...The work that is being done is of gravest importance and exceedingly delicate. It is the first time that this experiment is being carried out in the world....." The experiment relates to Krishnamurtis (kundalini) "process", which as you may know went on all his life. The intuition was that there would be opened up an entirely new way of kundalini transformation, one that didn't depend on external guidance of an incarnated guru. I would have to depend on direct intuition and an extremely clear mystical awareness. In the past the piramidal or hirarchial structure of the esoteric instructions has always been unavoidable. This has involved that the real spiritual teachings and training have ALWAYS been given through an ever evolving hierarchy of guru-chela relationships. Seen from the top the master always chooses the chela according to his ability to understand and endure the lerning processes involved. This is a totally different system from networking, where all have more or less equal access to the teachings, and where each has to choose what he can digest. The former process is obviosly much quicker and more effective, but it requires a lot of evolved beings with a lot of time awailible. This points to the New Age idea, that there will be a mass production of initiates soon (which is rather daubtful in my mind), which would require a new way to handle things. Anyway I have been working along these lines for many years, both personally and in my humble attempt in leading newcomers to the spiritual path. I am convinced that a clear intuitive understanding is absolutely neccessarl for this new way of self-enlightenment. On the esoteric path, the mystical experience has been the first neccessary stage of transfomation, since until the neophyte has "experienced" the Unity of All, the left hand path is wide open for him. On the hirarchial structure of the TS, it's a different matter. Olcott is said to have modelled the democratic structure of the TS after the Constitution of the United States, thus ensuring both full democracy and strong infrastructure. Some day, (when everyone has been initiated,) laws, rules and government will be unneccessary, but until then a strong democratic government seems to me to be the choice. This seems a good deposit to keep the discussion going until next time.... With LOVE to you all. Einar from Iceland. *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Let's change the world, by each of us changing ourselves, TOGETHER. *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~