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Re: Internet and TS

Aug 25, 1997 01:39 PM
by Bee Brown

On Thu, 21 Aug 1997 22:56:00 -0400 (EDT), you wrote:

>At 08:23 PM 8/20/97 -0400, you wrote:
>>A. Safron wrote:
>>>BTW, I will respond to any poster on this except Bart.
>>Although I can understand completely why you choose not to exchange with
>>Bart, I must say that publically excommunicating someone on theos-l makes me
>>jumpy.  It seems the complete opposite of what this avenue (theos-l) is here
>>for.  It also raises the question whether this type of event qualifies as
>>"group" business, or is something between individuals which should be left
>>alone.  Got me.  
>>And, oddly, the more Bart is "punished" the more I feel for him - he's
>>becoming the one who is persecuted and with that impression comes sympathy,
>>even though I know Bart dug his own hole - but don't we all?  To be ignored
>>hurts, and it hurts alot - which is why the silent treatment can be so
>>One more observation:  We can't argue for Wheaton to listen to us if we
>>won't listen to each other.

I read this little snippet in CWL Talks on the Path of Occultism vol 2
and thought it might be appropriate here.
'The efforts that many Theosophists are making imply a great strain;
that is why there is sometimes so much disturbance in the TS, so much
irritability and quarrelling. I have heard people say that other
Societies have far less trouble of this kind. That is naturally the
case. If you join a geographical or geologial or other similar
society, you are simply joining a set of people who are working
together to acquire more knowledge, generally of a particular kind.
But in the TS many people are putting a great strain upontheir astral
and mental bodies and that reacts upon their physical bodies. I think,
therefore, that as we shall continue to deal with a set of sensitive
and not yet perfect people, who are pressing forward more rapidly than
nature in its normal course intended, the history of the Society will
probably continue to record many disturbanes, though the time is bound
to come for each oneof its members when he/she will acquire the
"patience sweet that naught can ruffle"'
Page 266

Seems we have an excuse for getting crabby :-)
>I support 1000% what you have said.

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