RE: theos-l digest: September 14, 1999
Sep 15, 1999 09:53 AM
by W. Dallas TenBroeck
Sept 15th 1999
May I say a few words?
There is interesting reading to be had in Mahatma Letters.
For instance on p. 352 (Old Edition # 62) The Master writes to
Sinnett that he was the one who in spite of opposition won the right
to try and put theosophy before the West and Europe and America.. I
saying this he reveals what the strict methods of the Lodge are.
If we turn to page 398 --- he speaks of the difficulties that arose in
the TS in London and differences of opinion there. He gives a hint of
the Laws that rule behind the scenes.
He also speaks to the original purposes of the establishment of the TS
"...the purpose we have all at heart, namely the dissemination of
TRUTH through Esoteric doctrines, conveyed by whatever religious
channel, and the effacement of crass materialism and blind prejudices
and skepticism." ML 398 bottom
If we all take those statements to heart as the core of the effort of
Theosophy in this era, then such differences as a re personal can be
dropped and forgotten since all they do is divide us one from the
It is Unity that is essential -- the seeking for TRUTH, and then the
application of that to the world situation which begins in our homes
and at our doors. It is not far away duties, but those which we can
do where we are that are going to count.
We need to let the ideal of UNIVERSAL BROTHERHOOD ring out and touch
the heart of all who hear it spoken of. and we need the wisdom of the
original teachings of Theosophy to be able to adequately explain its
With best wishes to all,
> Subject: Internet Disorganization and harmony of the Universe
> From: M K Ramadoss <email@example.com>
> Date: Mon, 13 Sep 1999 23:30:24 -0500
Harmony of the Universe and disorganization of Internet.
Executives from some of the largest multinational companies will soon
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
use of Internet which they could no longer ignore. Had these companies
a hand at the early stages of growth, they would have tried to
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
big business to dominate the lucrative industry squashing innovation
the way. One professor commented "The Internet offers some unique
opportunities to really change the economic base of the world. But
them do not want change."
As soon as companies become big, they want status quo. It is true of
organizations and Theosophical is no exception. That is optimal for
but not for the world at large.
There is some similarity between the disorganization of Internet and
discord is the harmony of the Universe.
On the latter, there is a reference to it in Mahatma K.H.'s letter #85
APS. Here is the quote which has some additional material of some
I need hardly point out how the proposed arrangement is calculated to
to a harmonious progress of the "L.L. T.S." It is a universally
fact that the marvellous success of the Theosophical Society in India
due entirely to its principle of wise and respectful toleration of
other's opinions and beliefs. Not even the President-Founder has the
directly or indirectly to interfere with the freedom of thought of the
humblest member, least of all to seek to influence his personal
It is only in the absence of this generous consideration, that even
faintest shadow of difference arms seekers after the same truth,
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
immortal Mozart, ceaselessly chases the other in harmonious discord
paths of Eternal progress to meet and finally blend at the threshold
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
the "L.L" Theosophists for their "loyalty" to us their invisible
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
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
Mr. Sinnett, our representative in London, cannot with justice charge
with the guilt, which -- since she has emphatically disclaimed all
intention of breaking the letter or the spirit of Article VI of the
of the Parent Theos. Society (which please see and read) -- is one
the eyes of those who would be rather too severe. Every Western
Theosophist should learn and remember, especially those of them who
be our followers -- that in our Brotherhood, all personalities sink
one idea -- abstract right and absolute practical justice for all.
that, though we may not say with the Christians, "return good for
we repeat with Confucius -- "return good for good; for evil --
Thus, the Theosophists of Mrs. K.'s way of thinking, -- were they
oppose some of us personally to the bitter end, -- are entitled to as
respect and consideration (so long as they are sincere) from us and
fellow-members of opposite views, as those who are ready with Mr.
to follow absolutely but our special teaching. A dutiful regard for
rules in life will always promote the best interests of all concerned.
is necessary for the parallel progress of the groups under Mrs. K. and
S. that neither should interfere with the beliefs and rights of the
And it is seriously expected that both of them will be actuated by an
earnest and sleepless desire to respect the philosophical
each other, while preserving at the same time their unity as a
namely the objects of the Parent Theos. Society in their integrity --
those of the London Lodge, in their slight modification.
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