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Three Reasons to prefer Algeo over Burnier

Apr 29, 2008 08:18 PM
by Govert Schuller

Carol Stream, April 29, 2008

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Greetings to all, especially Ramadoss, Chuck, Daniel, Paul Johnson, Katinka,
Anand, and also all those who were so kind to discuss recently my views on
Krishnamurti and the Theosophical Movement. (BTW, I'm not Gerald J.
Schueler, Ph.D, as some of you might think)

It has been a long time since I participated, but the upcoming PTS election
is too important a subject to stay silent about. For starters, the following
are my 3 reasons for preferring John Algeo over Radha Burnier:

1) My impression is that Adyar needs a long overdue technology upgrade. I'm
sure Algeo, with his experience with the technology upgrades at Wheaton,
will get things moving into the right direction. His experience and attitude
is quite different from Burnier. Many theosophists reported that Burnier was
not enthusiastic about the Internet and I perceive the Adyar web site as a
reflection of that.

2) Algeo is more neutral and balanced in his perception of Krishnamurti.
Radha sees K as the messiah and Algeo thinks there is a certain idealizing
of K going on in the TS with the risk of creating another kind of
sectarianism, which I would call Theosophical Krishnamurti-ism or Esoteric

3) As far as age and health are concerned I am, with many others, skeptical
about Radha's fitness to take on another 7 years. She might be declared fit
by her present physicians, but I have not heard anyone of them addressing
the advisability of her continuing in her office into her 90s. And 28 years
of service is quite enough.

All the best

Govert W. Schuller

P.S.:  To Ramadoss 4/28: Yes, we have received our ballots in the USA.

To Ramadoss 4/28: The forum started by Chris Richardson is semi-moderated.
Posting is restricted to 'authors,' but comments are unrestricted, and it's
mostly in the comments that the real meat is to be found. Chris is a
Theosophist who thinks for himself and his agenda is the improvement of the
organizational culture and governance model at the TSA.

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