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Re: Theos-World Adyar Estate

Jun 11, 2009 11:30 AM
by robertapimenta26


Hi Mrs. Preethi.

To get the taste of Adyar, I couldn't agree with you more, people should at least stay one or two months there, but I was never able to do so myself, due to my work. The same also applies to India of course. What a magnificent country, inspite of all its huge problems. During the International Convention in December, Adyar apparently moves into a different gear.

The second part of your message is quite revealing and interesting. Must say that I am not really surprised though. Ever since I came to  the compound, my first visit was with my late husband in 1984 if I remember it well, certain stories, mainly about the way the International President would conduct her business and relate to other people,  popped up now and again. 

The residents I had contact with during this period,  would all agree that on the one hand she was a magnificant speaker, writer  and thinker,  with an exceptional intellect, but that on the other hand she was also very authoritarian and intollerant to anyone opposing her, or disagreeing with her. I heard her speak on a number of occasions, and  must admit,  I was deeply impressed. 

I am curious now. What happened, and what is the current state at Adyar? 

Roberta 




--- In theos-talk@yahoogroups.com, "seeker_preethi" <seeker_preethi@...> wrote:
>
> Seems like you don't get much of a response to this topic, Anton, MKR; and it is understandable because one has two choices: (a) tell the facts as is and pay the penalty with the current administration; or (b) sweet talk and pay the penalty with your own Conscience. That is not much of a choice, is it, for most members? Oh, by the way, from some of your own statements i gather you have never been to Adyar. Most "leaders" are here during the busiest time of the year -- the international Conventions, which time is truly spent as you call it "attending meetings, having tea, coffee, socializing". To get the real flavour of Adyar, one needs -- this is just my feeling -- to visit it off season (which of course happens to be the hottest time of the year and climatically quite unbearable) and stay for about 2 months at least. You might then find that there is a major discrepancy between the natural world or SPIRIT of Adyar and most people who inhabit it.
> 
> Oh, by the way, i was till recently a member-worker-resident of Adyar. At the moment i am engaged in a war against the corruption of Adyar which is endorsed by the President of the TS and by silent complicity most residents-workers-members at Adyar, and though resident at Adyar at the moment, i am on my way out. And i had been in the former status (member-worker-resident and/or member-resident) since March 1994....and i have seen Adyar, well, there is no other word for it, "degenerate".....more of it later...
> 
> Preethi
> 
> 
> 
> 
> --- In theos-talk@yahoogroups.com, MKR <mkr777@> wrote:
> >
> > I just forgot about Warwick's report on his observation of Adyar and his
> > comment about the decay which was challenged. He has not responded for quite
> > some time. Also, there have been many well known leaders who have spent time
> > at Adyar and I think it would be a good idea for them to write about their
> > experiences and many would enjoy them because for one reason or another many
> > of us, ordinary members, are unable to personally visit Adyar and see for
> > themselves.
> > 
> > MKR
> > 
> > On Tue, Jun 9, 2009 at 10:00 AM, Anton Rozman <anton_rozman@>wrote:
> > 
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Well Ramadoss, instead of representatives' experiences I would rather like
> > > to see the actual President to follow her predecessor example and present us
> > > equally exhaustive report on the current situation regarding the
> > > administration of the TS Headquarters.
> > >
> > > Best regards,
> > > Anton
> > >
> > >
> > > --- In theos-talk@yahoogroups.com <theos-talk%40yahoogroups.com>, MKR
> > > <mkr777@> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > A good idea.
> > > > Year after year, many TS leaders have travelled to Adyar at TS expense
> > > and I
> > > > have not seen much written by them about their visits except whom they
> > > met,
> > > > had coffee or tea or dinner or supper with etc. Hopefully, those lurker
> > > > leaders who read this will take time to write about their experiences at
> > > > Adyar.
> > > > MKR
> > > > More on theosophy at www.theosophy.net
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > On Tue, Jun 9, 2009 at 3:52 AM, Anton Rozman <anton_rozman@> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Dear friends,
> > > > >
> > > > > I have uploaded to the web site an interesting document by C.
> > > Jinarajadasa:
> > > > > "Administration of the Theosophical Headquarters at Adyar, Madras".
> > > > >
> > > > > http://www.teozofija.info/Teozofsko_gibanje/Adyar_Estate_E.htm
> > > > >
> > > > > I would like to complete an overall picture of the Adyar Estate with
> > > > > additional material, therefore I kindly ask all those who are in a
> > > > > possession of various documents, photos or personal impressions about
> > > the TS
> > > > > Headquarters and would like to share them with other members of the TS
> > > to
> > > > > send them to the following e-mail address:
> > > > >
> > > > > tsmembers@ <tsmembers%40teozofija.info>
> > > > >
> > > > > or safely upload them using a browser on the following page:
> > > > >
> > > > > http://www.teozofija.info/tsmembers/tsupload/upload.htm
> > > > >
> > > > > Warmest regards,
> > > > > Anton
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> > > >
> > >
> > >  
> > >
> > 
> > 
> > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> >
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