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Re: Theos-World Aging Leadership and Current Situation

Jan 30, 2010 08:21 AM
by Drpsionic

What do I always say?  Being at a TS program is a near death  experience.  
You never know who is going to drop dead of old age before  it's over.
Chuck the Heretic  

In a message dated 1/29/2010 6:50:09 P.M. Central Standard Time, writes:

Aging leadership did not arise overnight. It has been developing over  the
past several years. In some sections, such as the USA, the rules  were
tightened after the Bing episode (that is another story) so that it is  very
difficult for any promising young leader to move up quickly. Nor we  have
seen any concerted effort by anyone to identify and develop promising  young

Also, the GC members have been derelict in not  raising the issue of
developing young leaders because the future depends on  them. If the same
level of energy now being spent on lay men/womenâs hair  splitting of rules
and regulations, had been directed say a decade ago, on  this serious issue,
we now will have a choice of younger leaders to lead TS  into the future.

Recently, a theosophist mentioned that if you visit  Krotona, it looks like 
old age home with aged theosophists. To give some  respectability, many
residents are called âEldersâ. Anyone who has had a  chance to read the
history of Krotona which is fully depicted in Rossâ  book, would realize 
when it was established by Annie Besant, although  independent of TS/TSA, it
was to be a dynamic and vibrant place where only  ES members are allowed to
reside and help the growth of TS in America. The  current situation should
alarm even an ordinary member and raise a red flag  in their minds.

Having been blind to the current serious situation in  TS, the events of 
election, followed by the unsubstantiated  allegations about the election in
Indian Section, culminating in the ultra  secret failed attempt to
disenfranchise all members (behind the back of  members) and seize control 
the presidency, and the subsequent display of  cleavage in the GC meeting,
and many GC members from many European  countries absent from recent
convention, and with no sign of any effort by  any GC member who opposed
Radha Burnier in last election in coming up with  creative plans to bring
about quick cooperation and reconciliation, speaks  for itself.

With the above situation, all of the above has not helped  either TS or
theosophy. With Internet, anyone in the world can see what is  going on. In
my opinion, they have definitely hurt TS and theosophy and no  one knows how
long it would take to get out of the ditch into which both  have fallen.
Anyone who thinks all the above actions are helping TS and  theosophy, 
come out and convince the membership how these events  have helped TS and
theosophy move forward. Continued silence will not make  the issues and
problems go away. Also if there are any machinations behind  the silence,
they are not going to help TS and theosophy.

If HPB and  Olcott were to see what is going on, they would be turning in
their  graves.

Let us hope and pray that everyone opens their eyes and hearts  and sees the
truth and put into practice what has been preached in various  theosophical


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