Internet Disorganization and harmony of the Universe
Sep 13, 1999 09:30 PM
by M K Ramadoss
Harmony of the Universe and disorganization of Internet.
Executives from some of the largest multinational companies will soon meet
in Paris to discuss how to tame Internet.
Internet's wide spread use was not forseen by any of the large
multinational companies and in fact most woke up one day find the pervasive
use of Internet which they could no longer ignore. Had these companies had
a hand at the early stages of growth, they would have tried to influence
its growth to suit their pockets.
It is to be noted that some do not understand that the whole nature of
Internet is disorganization. The planned meeting is another attempt to
organize it with committees. Many see the meeting is yet another attempt by
big business to dominate the lucrative industry squashing innovation along
the way. One professor commented "The Internet offers some unique
opportunities to really change the economic base of the world. But most of
them do not want change."
As soon as companies become big, they want status quo. It is true of all
organizations and Theosophical is no exception. That is optimal for them
but not for the world at large.
There is some similarity between the disorganization of Internet and that
discord is the harmony of the Universe.
On the latter, there is a reference to it in Mahatma K.H.'s letter #85 to
APS. Here is the quote which has some additional material of some interest
I need hardly point out how the proposed arrangement is calculated to lead
to a harmonious progress of the "L.L. T.S." It is a universally admitted
fact that the marvellous success of the Theosophical Society in India is
due entirely to its principle of wise and respectful toleration of each
other's opinions and beliefs. Not even the President-Founder has the right
directly or indirectly to interfere with the freedom of thought of the
humblest member, least of all to seek to influence his personal opinion.
It is only in the absence of this generous consideration, that even the
faintest shadow of difference arms seekers after the same truth, otherwise
earnest and sincere, with the scorpion-whip of hatred against their
brothers, equally sincere and earnest.
Deluded victims of distorted truth, they forget, or never knew, that
discord is the harmony of the Universe.
Thus in the Theos. Society, each part, as in the glorious fugues of the
immortal Mozart, ceaselessly chases the other in harmonious discord on the
paths of Eternal progress to meet and finally blend at the threshold of
the pursued goal into one harmonious whole, the key-note in nature
[Sanskrit characters for "Sat."] Absolute justice makes no difference
between the many and the few. Therefore, while thanking the majority of
the "L.L" Theosophists for their "loyalty" to us their invisible teachers,
we must at the same time, remind them that their President, Mrs.
Kingsford, is loyal and true also -- to that which she believes to be the
Truth. And, as she is thus loyal and true to her convictions, however
small the minority that may side with her at present, the majority led by
Mr. Sinnett, our representative in London, cannot with justice charge her
with the guilt, which -- since she has emphatically disclaimed all
intention of breaking the letter or the spirit of Article VI of the Rules
of the Parent Theos. Society (which please see and read) -- is one only in
the eyes of those who would be rather too severe. Every Western
Theosophist should learn and remember, especially those of them who would
be our followers -- that in our Brotherhood, all personalities sink into
one idea -- abstract right and absolute practical justice for all. And
that, though we may not say with the Christians, "return good for evil" --
we repeat with Confucius -- "return good for good; for evil -- JUSTICE."
Thus, the Theosophists of Mrs. K.'s way of thinking, -- were they even to
oppose some of us personally to the bitter end, -- are entitled to as much
respect and consideration (so long as they are sincere) from us and their
fellow-members of opposite views, as those who are ready with Mr. Sinnett
to follow absolutely but our special teaching. A dutiful regard for these
rules in life will always promote the best interests of all concerned. It
is necessary for the parallel progress of the groups under Mrs. K. and Mr.
S. that neither should interfere with the beliefs and rights of the other.
And it is seriously expected that both of them will be actuated by an
earnest and sleepless desire to respect the philosophical independence of
each other, while preserving at the same time their unity as a whole --
namely the objects of the Parent Theos. Society in their integrity -- and
those of the London Lodge, in their slight modification.
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