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President Election - Some thoughts

Apr 24, 2008 06:35 AM
by MKR

To: All General Secretaries/Presidents of Sections

I posted a message on the theosophical maillists which are read by many
members and theosophists around the world. These lists are setup by
interested individual independent theosophists and are not controlled or
censored by any organization or any individual. Hence, theosophists around
the world are able to get information unfiltered and timely and useful. I
highly urge you to subscribe to them and participate in them. It is good for

Since I am not sure if any of you are reading any of the messages, I have
copied below a message I recently posted on the maillists.

Since I am just an ordinary member, do not hold any office, not planning to
hold any office, nor expecting any favors from any organization, I wanted to
share what I feel about the current situation regarding the Presidential

M K Ramadoss
San Antonio, Texas, USA

Everyone in the TS knows its Motto ? "There is No Religion Higher Than

When members were told by the leaders that Radha Burnier's mental and
physical health were such that she will not be able to effectively function
as the President, they knew it was false or should have known to be false.
When the recently, two doctors who examined her certified her to be fit, any
doubts should have been put to rest.

Justice requires all those who put out such false information meant to
mislead gullible and uninformed members to vote for John Algeo, should
recant their earlier opinion ? after all it was their opinion and as none is
a physician who has examined her personally.

All these members involved in the nomination activities are supposed to be
long-term members dedicated to the principles and practice of Theosophical
Principles. When you google about theosophy and hypocrisy and injustice, you
will find the following from HPB:

"Above all, the duty of every member is to fight against cant, hypocrisy,
and injustice in every shape?

A derogatory or slanderous statement made against a fellow theosophist in
the presence of a member, shall not be permitted by him to pass without
protest, unless he knows it is true, in which case he should remain silent."

When putting these two side by side, any rookie/novice member who has been
reading what has been going on will wonder if TS is another world wide
religious organization led by hypocritical leaders who do not practice what
they preach. They seem to behave like ordinary men and women who say they
believe one thing and do something entirely different.

The membership of TS as a percentage of world population has been going
down. In this Internet age, when prospective members see what we preach and
what we practice, it is going to have almost fatal influence. Is this what
we members and leaders want?

I just wanted to share some of my thoughts since I think what is going on is
going to negatively affect the organization for years to come, unless we
quickly set things right and demonstrate we practice what we preach.It is
that simple.

M K Ramadoss
San Antonio, Texas, USA

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