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May 05, 2008 09:26 PM
by MKR

A very factual and compelling information. Those who were fed with
misleading information regarding Radha Burnier's mental and physical fitness
need to read them very carefully and come to their own conclusions.

There is an old saying that a lie repeated over and over again will be
believed as Truth by the naive and gullible.


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From: prmoliveira <>
Date: May 5, 2008 10:31 PM
Subject: [theos-l] The Health Issue: Compare and Contrast

During the current international election in the TS (Adyar) the
following statements were made regarding Radha Burnier's health:

"she had a serious stroke which left her unable to speak for at least a
month and deprived her of a large part of her memory. Her recovery was
slow and incomplete, especially as far as short term memory and recall
of names are concerned. In conversation, she no longer understands
anything but short and simple sentences."

(Maxence Ondet, Secretary to the French TS Board, in a letter to all TS
members in France, 29 March 2008)

"...showed a weakened mind or brain damage." (from Ondet's letter above

"What a pity that such a great soul now errs because of the
misfunctioning of the brain!"

(Tran-Thi-Kim-Dieu, Chairman of the European Federation of the TS since
1995 and additional member of the Society's General Council, in a
circular email message to dozens of people around the world, 20 March

"Radha seems to be recovering physically from the stroke she suffered a
year ago, but, given her age, she still has periods of low energy and
her memory is inconsistent."

(Betty Bland, National President of the TS in America in a letter to
TSA members, April 11, 2008)

Now compare the above statements with the two statements below which
were received by me.

"1. Dr. Radha Burnier, International President, T.S., visited Bellary
(approximately 500 Kms from Adyar) in connection with three significant
Theosophical programmes in the second week of February. Apart from
inaugurating the conference there she delivered public lectures as well.

2. The International President directed a study camp at the Indian
Section Headquarters (2000 kms from Chennai), Varanasi, from 26 to 31
March. Besides, she chaired the meeting of the Besant Education
Fellowship which was held in Varanasi on 30 March. Before coming to
Varanasi she was in Delhi on 22-23 March.

3. She is going to Pune (in the western part of India) in the second
week of May to direct a study camp there.

I think that the aforesaid facts show her active involvement in the
theosophical work in different parts of the country."

(Mr S. Sundaram, General Secretary of the Indian Section. The
International Headquarters at Adyar is located in the South-Indian city
of Chennai)

"I did not attend the [Adyar, December 2007] Convention. However I can
PERSONNALLY attest to the fact that I had an in-depth, two hour (11 am
to 1 pm) conversation with Radha Burnier on 02 August 2007 at No 17
Tekels Park regarding the problems concerning Tekels Park (TP). In view
of the seriousness of the topic, I fully minuted this meeting,
INCLUDING ALL OF Radha Burnier'S STATEMENTS and communicated these
Minutes to the National President.

Radha Burnier displayed clarity of mind and comprehension. She was
able to:

(a) evidence of long term memory recall - provide me with a summary of
the background and history of events and personalities connected with
TP going back over several years (which I know to be accurate from my
own intimate association with TP).

(b) evidence of short term memory recall - summarize the gist of
conversations she had with two persons the previous day which again I
know to be true since I am very well indeed acquainted with the said
persons and their particular views and agendas.

In view of (a) and (b) above, plus further discussions with Radha
Burnier about specific details regarding the TS in general and the
English Section and TP, I regard the comments made by the French
National Board as far too sweeping, subjective, unsupported by
evidence, therefore inaccurate and presumptuous."

(Dr Edi D. Bilimoria DPhil, FIMechE, FEI, FRI, CEng, EurIng
International Lecturer and author for the Theosophical Society
Speaker at two International Conventions
Twice on National Council and Executive Committee of the English Section
Former President of the Blavatsky Lodge in London
Current Director of THEOVERSITY ? a seven year course in Theosophical

Pedro Oliveira

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