Re: An Interesting Exchange
Jan 23, 1998 07:40 PM
by M K Ramadoss
At 09:23 PM 1/23/1998 -0500, you wrote:
>Regarding the last few posts, I really cannot speak for attitudes of ES or
>TS members since I am not familiar with the organizations. However, I
>would be curious as to what the reason is for that man to not meet Doss.
>To imagine his answer to be, "You puny TS members are of no importance to
>me," seems too harsh. I am still determining the general attitudes of
>theosophists, whether I should splash myself with cold water whenever I
>consider officially joining a theosophical organization.
I want to re-iterate nothing is wrong with TS organizations. I have been
with TS for several decades and I have run into many many wonderful people
over the years and it has helped me to develop best attitudes towards
Humanity and I would any day recommend any one to join the TS. I am sure
many here would confirm this.
But after joining TS, a time is likely to come when one learns about the ES
organization which is *not* officially connected with TS, but historically
all TS leaders except H. S. Olcott was a member.
One should carefully inquire as to what extent if, on TS policy or other
matters if there is a conflict between what is told/expected of the ES
member and the conscience of the member, can the member go along with the
conscience. This may be an important consideration to some people who have
grown up in the freedom environment of this country.
At least based on the experience of one member who is in Chicago, when she
was invited to come back into ES, she asked this specific question and she
could not get a definite yes answer. She posted her experience on theos-l
couple of years back.
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