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Re: Theos-World T. S. President's Election - 2008

Apr 24, 2008 02:29 PM
by Jokela Petri

Following your logic:

As Johna Algeo has been working with Radha Burnier,
he should be voted next international president?

Well, maybe votes of every country should be cancelled
because of the amount of the propaganda all around the world.


Jayananda Hiranandani kirjoitti:

Dear Everyone:

There have been many messages on the above subject. I wish to supplement as follows:

Firstly, some people have stated the need for the young . Let us examine this from the standpoint of theosophical concepts. What is meant by young? Is young a good criterion for us to benefit from the ocean of wisdom?

Many of us, at least I, determine young by the chronological age in this incarnation. Whereas, the evolutionary stage of a soul can be determined by not the physical age in this incarnation, but by a study of past incarnations through occult investigations of akashic records . I wish to ask those who want young leadership to state whether they are doing it on basis of occult investigations or not. If they are doing on the basis of occult investigations, then congratulations to them, not only from the theosophical world but other similar types of interested people. They, these occult investigators, can do a lot of good and our third object will indeed serve the humanity and the animal, plant and mineral kingdoms.

For people like me who are light years away form the occult, the chronological age in this incarnation is the only criterion . Thus, I have to fall on the characteristics in this incarnation.

For the T.S. President, there are three groups of functions. For any candidate, they should be weighed.

The first group of functions is to give lectures and meet people In this area to deliver the benefit of Theosophy in a good way ,one should have not only book knowledge but should have lived and practiced it. I can attest to this from my similar experience in engineering as I have practiced it and taught it. Being a good lecturer of theosophy is a necessary requirement, but it is is hardly sufficient in light of the other two for the post of the President.

The second group of functions is managing people issues within groups and between groups. This group of functions is vital to the well being of the organisation. Harmony within and between groups will enable less energy spent on friction and more energy on the main purpose of the T. S.

The third group of functions is to run the headquarters as a successful enterprise. This has to be successful not only in the financial sense but also in meeting the external challenges. These challenges can only be understood and met by having an intimate and first-hand knowledge of the environment.

For all the three groups of functions, Dr. Radha Burnier has not only her experience as the President, not only her experience as the General Secretary of the Indian Section, but also the experience inherited from her father. Her father started his T. S. work under Dr. Besant. He was Dr. Arundale's Vice President. Earlier he was, if my information is correct, the Treasurer and the Recording Secretary (now re-designated as International Secretary). He worked very closely with Mr. Jinarajadasa. This has placed at Dr. Burnier's disposal not only her experience as the T. S. President, but also of the earlier Presidents right back to Dr. Besant.

Thanking you for your kind consideration.

Yours cordially,
Jayananda H. Hiranandani

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