- Published: Monday, 27 June 2016 07:54
Jan Nicolaas Kind – Brazil
The collapse of the new roof of the Adyar Theatre in the very early morning hours of May 17 was a big disappointment, a blow in the face and a setback. We need to keep in mind though, that a roof is a roof and therefore really only a “thing.” Obviously one can be happy with its design, beauty or practicality, but as such it has nothing to do with Theosophy. Luckily no one was hurt and it is certain that the cause for the breakdown of the roof will be found and that something else will replace it. It was a good move that less than 24 hours after the collapse, Tim Boyd issued an official statement informing all involved.
A few exploited the sad news, by reporting triumphantly about this incident. It was disgusting to note how this unfortunate event was, and still is used to diminish and belittle the hard work undertaken by the current International President of the TS-Adyar and his team. The sarcastic tenor of the despicable postings on a website, to which no ending seems to come, demonstrates per definition any lack of even the faintest understanding of what brotherhood is all about. In this day and age where all are connected through the internet: Facebook, Twitter, email and many other apps, it won’t do any good to simply ignore the negative forces. Rebuking them also is not the solution, since that would give them the attention they so desperately are in search of; internet trolls will always remain nasty reeking, creepy little dwarfs.
Weird as it may sound but these trolls have created an imaginary darkish world where they are the prosecutor, judge and executioner. Frustrated, unfulfilled, small-minded as they must be they won’t stop angrily throwing mud around, because that is the only thing they know how to do. In their ignorant troll-heads the whole world revolves entirely around them and through the facilities the internet offers they found their shady way of letting the world know that they exist.
Setting out to new frontiers, instigating new initiatives, breaking down worn out and old walls, heading into a new direction isn’t always safe; risks need to be taken and at times obstacles or letdowns look as if they are too big to overcome. Still we would need to take on the challenges, and accept the perils that come our way.