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Re: Theos-World Some thoughts on current situation in TS

Jan 23, 2010 02:52 AM
by preethi muthiah


Just a thought....though ironically and sadly do I state it: Indians are known for electing in corrupt leaders to run this country...seems like that is not such a good thing to harp on about in the TS, because that is exactly who we have elected into the TS as well this time. A corrupt President. And I would like you to remember I did vote for her. And now I am trying to erase the mistake I made during the 2008 elections for President of TS.


--- On Sat, 23/1/10, MKR <> wrote:

From: MKR <>
Subject: Theos-World Some thoughts on current situation in TS
To: "theos-talk" <>
Date: Saturday, 23 January, 2010, 3:17 AM



      All of us who witnessed the events starting with the International President

election in 2008, ending with 2008 GC meeting which clearly displayed a

cleavage among the GC members. The secrecy with which it has always operated

has not helped members understand the cleavage and its leaders. By

displaying the cleavage, those who are supposed to disseminate the message

of theosophy, have deeply hurt the TS and theosophy in that any newbee

looking at the TS would wonder what is going on. On one hand, we talk about

Brotherhood, tolerance, altruism, Golden Stairs and on the other hand, the

cleavage does not jive with what we talk about.

Since the 2008 GC meeting, I was very optimistic that very deliberate steps

would be been taken by now by its members to reconcile and narrow whatever

philosophical or political differences they have. Mind you, the GC members

are not rookie young immature members of TS. Most have been around the TS

for long years and have worked very hard for theosophy and TS. Most also

have advanced to top levels in officially not connected organizations such

as the Esoteric Section and the Co-Masonry.

Anyone who has been in business or politics know that complex and difficult

issues can be resolved only in face to face discussions and interaction.

They cannot be resolved by writing letters or emails or telephonic

conversations. Since 2008 GC meeting, I have not seen any   efforts from

anyone. One wonders what is going on.

General Secretaries attend International Convention not for ceremonially

sitting on the dias during inauguration and offer greetings from their

countries.  Nor do they attend just to take part in the one day GC meeting.

It provides an opportunity for them to meet their counter parts from other

countries and interact and exchange ideas and develop creative ideas to

further the cause of theosophy and TS.

Only two General Secretaries from the countries which tried defeat Radha

Burnier attended the 2009 Convention. This demonstrates a great missed

opportunity for those who stayed home. They should have shown up and tried

to resolve whatever issues that bothered them. By staying home, how are they

helping the cause of theosophy or TS? I do not know.

Already the membership situation in countries outside India is in a sad

shape. They are either frozen or declining. In this day of Internet, it is

going to be very difficult to get the message of theosophy across to

potential new members. It is going to be a long time to come out of the

depressing situation that the events created by the leaders. Let us hope

they wake up and move quickly to get out of the current sad situation.


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