Anton Rozman – Slovenia
Today’s modern technology and the internet allow the individual Theosophical worker to act in the spirit of the Mahachohan's letter: “… For our doctrines to practically react on the so-called moral code, or the ideas of truthfulness, purity, self-denial, charity, etc., we have to preach and popularize knowledge of Theosophy. … the self-sacrificing pursuit of the best means to lead on the right path our neighbor, to cause to benefit by it as many of our fellow-creatures as we possibly can, which constitutes the true Theosophist.”
Throughout my life experiences I have been constantly wondered whether it is possible to turn the world into “a better place to live,” whether it is possible for human relationships to become more respectful and loving. This constant questioning and my attempts to contribute a little to make this happen with my limited strength and voluntary work, finally led me to Theosophy and the Theosophical Society.
I started to study and learn, and unfortunately discovered that the Theosophical Society, as an organization, does not always work everywhere in accordance with Olcott's words: “… the Society … platform is so drafted as to exclude all dogmas, all social contests, all causes of strife and dissension such as are begotten of questions of sex, color, religion, and fortune, and make altruism, tolerance, peace and brotherliness the cornerstones upon which it rests.”
However, the objects of the Theosophical Society continue to inspire many individuals, who have dedicated themselves to serve and to come to the aid where and when it is needed. So, in my translation work I could always rely on the support and encouragement of Anton Jesse, I could learn the first steps in web design from George Duguay, I could enter the online Theosophical community with the help of Erica Georgiades and exchange views and experiences with many other dedicated theosophical workers from various theosophical traditions.
Convinced as Thomas Jefferson put it: “… religion is a matter which lies solely between Man and his God, … [that] he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship. … [and that] Moral attitudes should remain in the realm of an individual’s free choice,” I was trying to work in a sense to prepare to interested readers as much as possible “coated Theosophical table” from which they can freely choose that spiritual food they need most at a given time.
My work for the online magazine Theosophy Forward, which is trying in the background to develop some practical application of the first object of the Theosophical Society - creation of the nucleus of Universal Brotherhood, therefore represents in my eyes a synthesis of my previous work, which is hopefully bringing some tangible results.