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Year 2009: Is the Theosophical Society a political Party?

Dec 09, 2009 11:02 AM
by Morten Nymann Olesen

Dear friends

My views are:

(The Theosophist - January 1891)


1. Any Fellow who shall in any way attempt to involve the Society In political disputes shall be immediately expelled. "

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Now read carefully the following and perhaps the whiole article
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Radha Burnier wrote:
"Annie Besant, around the time she arrived in India in 1893. 
My father, Mr. N. Sriram, was very closely associated with her. He was one of the key assistant editors of her famous newspaper New India. It was a great force for Home Rule and Indian independence. She also had a weekly, called Common Weal. As she was busy with so many different things, my father used to do much of the work in the office. 

This is the 50th year of Indian Independence and the 150th birth anniversary of Annie Besant. What would you say was her vision for India and her political contribution to the freedom movement? 

Let me start with the political side of it. Her role in the whole independence movement began very early with the founding of the Home Rule League. As Gandhiji himself said, she made Home Rule a household term in India. She was a great organiser, and organised the Home Rule League in every small town and even in some villages. Theosophists helped her a great deal in this. "

M. Sufilight asks:
Now please tell me, why the Theosoophical Society changed its aims and its regulations so much?

M. Sufilight

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