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Apr 24, 2009 02:38 PM
by Drpsionic

Interesting, as the US section members tend to have more degrees than a  
Chuck the Heretic
In a message dated 4/24/2009 12:21:11 P.M. Central Daylight Time, writes:



Most members world-wide have  High School education or less, not degree
holders, not PhDs, not scholars.  Hence this is an attempt to present the
current critical situation in TS in  very simple language so that everyone
can clearly understand  it.


International President Election and  Aftermath

Who are the candidates: Radha Burnier & John  Algeo

How did they become candidates?

Members of General Council  nominated them.

Who elects the President?

Members  world-wide.

When and how the members knew about the  candidates?

Only when they received their ballots.

Was there any  information about the fitness of the candidates?

Yes. Members in  several countries received letters from their leaders that
Radha Burnier is  both mentally and physically sick.

Why was this information sent to  members?

To influence members to defeat Radha Burnier.

Was this  health information true?

No. It was not.

How do you know  that?

Three independent medical doctors from two continents certified  that she is
fit, both mentally and physically. One of the doctors is the  head of TS in 
European Country and a long time dedicated  theosophist.

Did the leaders who distributed the early incorrect  information to members,
distribute the above objective correct information  to members to correct 
erroneous  information?



All they wanted was to defeat Radha  Burnier.

Why is correct information important?

Prime object of  TS is Brotherhood. Motto of TS is - There is No Religion
Higher than  Truth.

Brothers and sisters should not be mislead by other brothers,  especially 

How does this affect TS and  theosophy?

Many members now have a very low level of trust in their  leaders, 
outside India. This makes them impossible to  effectively function as

Who was elected in the  election?

Radha Burnier, with a wide margin.

After the election  did everyone acclaim her win and join her in working to
help TS to  broadcast theosophy?

Not that we have seen.


There  were allegations that Indian Section did not conduct the  voting

How did the Indian Section respond to  this?

The section questioned the allegations and wanted  proof.

What was the reply?

Silence from allegers.

Did  this end all election related issues?


Why do you say  this?

Soon after the election, four members of the General Council made  an 
for GC to seize control of the election of the  president.

Tell me more about it. It gets interesting.

An agenda  item was sent to the GC to disenfranchise all the members
world-wide and  the president to be elected (appointed) by GC members. It 
to be  considered in December meeting, approved and quickly implemented.  GC
members now have the monopoly to nominate president candidates and  this
would have made them appoint the president, thus control the  president.

Looks like a very clever and smart move.

How did  members find out about it?

Through Internet.

Why through  Internet?

The move was super secret. It was so secret that even  long-time members and
workers at Olcott and other National and  International Headquarters did not
know about it. They all learnt about it  from Internet. When this was
discovered, it was publicized on Internet  since Internet is outside the
control of TS.

What was the reaction  of members?

Shock and dismay. They could not believe what their leaders  are upto.

Why do they do it?

Just to seize power through  backdoor after their candidate was badly
defeated in the  election.

Was this disenfranchisement approved in the GC  meeting?

No. It did not come up.

How often GC meet?

Once  a year.

How open are the GC meeting agenda and its  proceedings?

Super secret.

Is TS a secret  society?


Why then is the secrecy?

No body knows. Needs  to ask our elected leaders.

Does the secrecy help?

Yes, surely.  It helps the GC members to keep secret from the membership, 
issues,  deliberations, views and voting of individual GC members.

Has any  attempt been made by GC members to make the agenda and  proceedings

Not that we know of.

Were any  important matters transacted in the last meeting?

Nothing other than  appointment of VP and GC members.

Anything significant about these  appointments?

Yes. There was a significant block of GC members who  opposed all the
appointments even though all the nominees are experienced,  exceptional, 
term dedicated, very knowledgeable highly regarded  members.

Do you know who were the members of this block?

No. It  should be the same members who wanted to defeat Radha Burnier.

Is this  kind of deep division in the GC voting normal?

Not at all. Usually  voting is unanimous.

Why is the deep division important?

It  shows a determined group trying to oppose every nomination and  possibly
obstruct the administration.

How does it affect TS and  theosophy?

This division can only hurt the work of TS and  theosophy.


Anything on Internet is like Akashic records. It  is archived for ever.
Anyone can search for them.

How does the  archived information affect TS and theosophy?

Anyone newly interested  theosophy and TS will find all the past info and
would be confused and  wonder what kind of things go on in the TS. Do 
practice what they  preach or there is a serious disconnect between the
object of TS and the  motto of TS and what they practice?

Has any of the present, past  leaders and scholars, theosophical writers,
lecturers, aspiring chelas who  have witnessed all of the above, have come
out openly to improve the above  situation?

No. Almost all of them are standing silent in the  sidelines.


A $64,000 question. May be the fear of being  marginalised by the elected

If the present condition  continues, what is likely to happen?

Membership in India will continue  to grow as it has been in the past.
Membership outside India will be going  down like it has happened in the
past. We may even see Sections  disappearing.

What can an ordinary member do to help?

Talk to  other members and your leaders. Tell them about the serious
situation. If  need be, get new leaders who are committed to theosophy and 
and  interested in unification.

Is this document copyrighted?

No. You  can freely copy and distribute to anyone in any medium. When
interests of  TS and theosophy are involved, copyrighting is simply silly  

M K Ramadoss

There is No Religion Higher Than  Truth

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