This just saddens me that there is no more interest in the great "ocean" of Theosophy than there is on this Forum. Nick is doing an excellent job, but, no doubt, he would like some input. In my opinion, there should be as much activity here as there is on any other Forum, such as e-Sangha. Read! Ask questions! Figure things out! Theosophy is certainly a "body of knowledge" (actually, a WISDOM-RELIGION), but it is not dogmatic and we believe in intuition as the basis for most knowledge. Where are the Theosophists who like to think things out and discuss them? Where are the those of other religions who have curiosity about Theosophy? We Theosophists have a great deal to offer. Use us!
Activity on this Forum has indeed slacked off. Fortunately, there has been a recent increase in activity on the Wheaton Forum. http://theosophical.ning.com/forum
I recommend everyone take a look at the various discussions going on there.
Thanks, Nick, for the reference. I found the information on "Dipankara" Buddha there. Here is the URL:http://www.mahindarama.com/e-library/Buddha-lineage.html
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| This just saddens me that there is no more interest in the great "ocean" of Theosophy than there is on this Forum. Nick is doing an excellent job, but, no doubt, he would like some input. In my opinion, there should be as much activity here as there is on any other Forum, such as e-Sangha. Read! Ask questions! Figure things out! |
Do not worry about it; many Theosophists are probably just reading, thinking/meditating, maybe writing or teaching (maybe by example,) and living life. One must do such things besides figuring out; meditating; thinking.
nntp://alt.theosophy (or maybe it is nntp://alt.consciousness.theosophy ) is also always very active--and not just due to irrelevant posts. Ideally every web forum should integrate the (older) listservs and newsgroups somehow: there are ways to protect emails' & forum posts' personal info from usenet.
Yup, there are times when I stop goofing off on forums and get back to studying a chapter so I can complete the lesson pertaining to it.
DavidC posted on another thread, material related to the SD p 167 and I almost jumped out of my chair! The coincidence was a shock. The Chapter I'm now to begin within <<The Esoteric Tradition>> is that same topic. I was going to jump right into it, but my Teacher should get a break from me and my several pages long lesson replies.
So I'm going about, seeing what everyone else are having thoughts on.
Oh, by the way, I went to <<The Secret Doctrine: Anthropogenesis >> p 167 and it had a different matter within it. I went to this book by mistake, and stayed with it for awhile, that is how I went to it again when DaveC mentioned SD p 167. Like I said, it had a different matter being discussed; it was about certain groups of humanity who had barely made it beyond the animal realm before the opportunity ended. They have to play catch-up to the average group of humanity within the Fifth Root-Race. Even though the latter has been human a lot longer and possess an equivalent intellect to that effect, they have a mass of karma accumulated, whereas the fomer do not. It is not something I will discuss again due to its affects upon certain delicate sensabilities. In fact, if Nick wants to edit this out, it will not be judged by me as 'arbitrary and capricious', as Cramer once said on Seinfeld. :rolleyes: Why should it be mentioned in other than very rare instances? we are studying Reality without the luxury of absolute proof, or absolute truth, but through incessant analogy and correlation, with "what is below is the same as what is above, and what is above, the same as what is below. Using philosophies, sciences, and religions, the natural triune manner in which a man follows his path toward Truth or Reality. No one I know has attained a continuity of solution. If I do reach a belief, it is only after I have applied, to my everyday life, that which I have studied, and reach intuitive basis upon which I can stand.