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Re: Questions for Keith - straight to the point I hope

Apr 16, 2009 00:55 AM
by Anton Rozman

Dear Ramadoss,

> The organizational procedural matters are normally dealt with by lawyers ?. <

I have to disagree with this statement. These matters have to be dealt by members. They have to understand and apply basic rules of behavior to make an organization or society function. If they are not capable of that then their society is doomed to die. 

We like to compare the Theosophical Society with a family. It is obvious that in a family certain, although unwritten rules which determine members' responsibilities, duties and rights have to be applied to make a family function. And there has to present love as uniting force which overcomes troubles when different views on the functioning and on members' needed behavior are present; and there has to be present the awareness that a family is an environment for the prosperity of all of its members and of the community in which it lives.

When there are apparently insurmountable disagreements present in a family but there is still a will to stay together then family seeks help of family therapist. But when family's members begin to seek help of a lawyer then this means that they want to split it apart. 

To regain an apparent harmony and peace a society can kick or push out on the margin members who by majority opinion behave improperly but this is not an act of love and brotherhood - and after all they will still stick around, if it doesn't kill them, as a reminder of its illusion that it has solved the problem. 

There is just common sense needed to see and understand these things.

Warmest regards,

--- In, MKR <mkr777@...> wrote:
> Many of the questions and issues we are discussing here, should have been
> looked into by the GC members and many of them who went to Adyar spending
> the money from TS should have taken the trouble to look into the details
> when they were there. We do not know what they did while they were at Adyar.
> Apart from allegations they have aired on Internet, they have not discussed
> any details of their activities when at Adyar.
> Since TS is not a secret organization, and the administrative issues are not
> secret, I hope some of those who were so eager to grab the power by
> disenfranchising all of us disclose more details.
> The organizational procedural matters are normally dealt with by lawyers
> (who are familiar with the law applicable to Chennai where Adyar is
> located), not laymen. I will be surprised if this has not already been done
> and everything that was done is legal.
> Apart from all the discussions we are having, the bottom line is that the
> matters of last year starting with the election tactics, many â??leadersâ?? have
> lost their credibility in the minds of many members world-wide and until
> that is fixed, recruiting and retaining members is going to be very
> difficult, especially in the countries outside India.
> My 0.02.

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