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Re: Theos-World TS Adyar President Election

Apr 15, 2008 07:08 AM
by adelasie

Hello All,

To me it seems very strange to have theosophists campaining against 
each other for office. It seem contrary to the basic ideas of 
theosophy, that we support each other, love each other as blood kin, 
put the other before ourself. Is this the usual way the Theosophical 
Society selects its leaders? 


On 15 Apr 2008 at 7:04, MKR wrote:

> I just received the following from cyberspace. It makes interesting reading
> and you decide for yourself.
> mkr
> ==============================================================
> Dear Colleague,
> This is to inform you that I have received 14 nominations from General
> Secretaries etc, who represent a totality of 17,037 votes. Dr John Algeo has
> received 21 nominations, representing a totality of 10,685 votes.
> I think we need younger people to be in charge of the Society's work and
> that they have to stay in Adyar. Dr. Algeo who is around 78, does not like
> the climate here, nor can he leave the United States for more than a short
> time, in view of his wife's condition. I believe that if elected he intends
> to work largely from America through e-mail and video conversations.
> It is necessary to have the right candidates for the officers of the
> Theosophical Society. I believe that Mrs Linda Oliveira and her husband, and
> some members from Britain , etc., will be coming to Adyar shortly, to stay
> and work here.
> You know very well that since Col. H.S. Olcott, all Presidents have lived at
> Adyar, and this was not merely a matter of their convenience. Adyar has been
> considered as a Spiritual Centre. From here the work of the Society can best
> send forth the power and blessing of the Elder Brethren. Such programmes as
> the International Convention and the School of the Wisdom, which are
> features of Adyar attract many members from around the world. Many of these
> members are able to return to their lodges with a greater understanding of
> the purpose of the Society and the work of the Founders.
> In my view it would not be a good thing to have somebody live in the United
> States and run Adyar by proxy. Adyar should be maintained as a living
> Headquarters for reasons which are obvious to those who know the history of
> the Society.
> Yours fraternally,
> Radha Burnier
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


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