Re: Starr report
Sep 16, 1998 05:08 AM
by M K Ramadoss
Your response is very timely.
Politics is a fact of life and each one of us in our personal capacity
should get involved, IMHO, in any and all endeavours which has an impact on
our fellow beings. All ones needs to see is Annie Besant's involvement in
Indian Independence Movement, even though she was against Gandhi's non
cooperation movement and made many members of TS not join the movement.
When anyone makes any mistake of any kind, the only thing that can be done
is to recognize the mistake and get on with it and not to repeat it.
Your point about invasion of privacy is going to be very serious for all of
us. When you see grand jury material in public arena, one wonders where
everything is going to end in the long run.
At 01:57 AM 9/16/1998 -0400, you wrote:
>>So, what's the Theosophical take on it?
>Certainly, if theosophists consider themselves in the service of humanity,
>one huge door has just been opened for theosophists to do just that.
>Many people, when discussing issues of theosophy or spirituality, think
>talk about politics and the like do not belong. I couldn't disagree more.
>Many of the movements that have helped aid humanity in growth and
>compassion have come under the umbrella of political action.
>We are now facing a very serious situation that can affect generations to
>come. Not only will what has occured further ensure the disenfranchisement
>people feel when it comes to voting and directing their own lives, leaving
>them dispirited, this will also raise the "negative" karma level of America
>and those who live here now. Inaction or ignoring the problem does not
>prevent "negative" karma, either.
>Starr has not only persecuted a person to a degree that none of us would
>ever tolerate in our lives or the lives of our loved ones, he has also
>threatened each of us in our karmic state. Starr and those who support him
>have no regard for personal rights or respect for the law - if we allow
>Starr and his buddies to have their way, we will all suffer. And what goes
>around comes around - if we stand by and let someone persecute someone else
>- should we find ourselves persecuted, we should NOT expect someone to
>speak in our defense.
>Clinton has provided us with the opportunity for each of us to practice
>forgiveness and compassion - and to really look within ourselves to measure
>how we would have reacted in the same situation and what it is we value in
>human beings. It's been said over and over and over how "immoral" or wrong
>it was what Clinton did. Fine. What now? Is he unable to lead due to it?
>If we have an extra-marital affair, does that mean we should be removed
>from our jobs? And, does his lying about an extra-marital affair make all
>he says from now on suspect? We have ALL lied - are we saying WE should
>never again be trusted?
>The messages being pounded, by the media and many members of Congress, into
>our heads and the heads of those who will take over as we age are very
>dangerous and threaten to make us harden our hearts. One message is: if WE
>do it, we can be forgiven; yet, if someone else does it, slam them. Is
>this the gift we want to give the children? Some people sure think so. I,
>for one, cannot understand why. We can teach children honesty (although if
>one ALWAYS told the truth, they would have few friends) and we can teach
>children about marriage and we can teach children about sex without
>sacrificing a human being in the process.
>If Congress overrides the polls (as they have repeated threatened they will
>do) I hope to God that the people really do march. If they just stay home
>and take it - then, as usual, the next generation will be faced with having
>to rectify what today's adults chose to shirk off.
>Is this subject theosophical? If it isn't, I don't know what is.
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