[Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next]

Upcoming GC Meeting

Dec 17, 2009 06:24 AM
by MKR

Upcoming GC Meeting

As usual, I suppose the next meeting of GC is scheduled on Dec 25.
Everyone is keeping silent and members have no idea of what issues are
going to be discussed and what decisions are going to be taken which
affect TS and its members. The GC members having gotten used to the
ultra secrecy of the proposals and proceedings of the meeting, looks
like, want to continue it, no matter what ordinary members think of
it. I hope they had a first hand lesson from last yearâs events
surrounding the meeting, especially the ultra secret proposal by a
Quartet to seize control of the Presidency, thus the future of the TS
by making the president a puppet of a handful of GC members from the
West. It was the non-transparent environment which allowed the Quartet
to think of the clever proposal and not a single one of them would
have dared to stand up in public before members and announce their
idea how they are better fitted to appoint the president ignoring
members world-wide. We are lucky that timely disclosure and broadcast
over Internet and furor caused by membership around the world resulted
in the plan to be approved last year. The plan has not been formally
withdrawn and there was no public apology to the members from the
Quartet. We have no idea whether the proposal is on the table or
efforts would be made to bring it up using other clever tricks in the
upcoming meeting. The only safeguard to protect such unwise and
self-serving moves being made by some GC members is to bring
transparency to the agenda and the proceedings. I hope the GC would
discuss the transparency issue keeping in focus the strong warning
given in the 1900 letter. Continued misleading secrecy is bound to
bring about some serious misguided decisions taken by the GC to
negatively affect the TS and its members.  Serious public discussion
of issues is bound to point out any flaws in any potential decisions.
It also gives an opportunity for an ordinary member to point out that
the King has no clothes.

Only thing that the powerless individual members, like you and me, can
do is to pray and meditate that none of the GC members even think of
any self-serving moves.and surprise us.


PS: Recently I noticed that the Quartet member who formally proposed
the now famous ultra secret disenfranchisement move and the next in
command in TSA are going to present two programs at Krotona Institute
of Theosophy next April-May. I hope it is an indication of a positive
move of reconciliation and unification which we have not seen since
the start of last year's events. Krotona Institute is setup as an
independent trust headed by the OH of the ES. As such no theosophical
leader has control over the institution.

[Back to Top]

Theosophy World: Dedicated to the Theosophical Philosophy and its Practical Application