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Re: Theos-World TS(Adyar) - Election of President

Apr 16, 2001 06:48 AM
by ramadoss

You are right. After John Coats died, when Rukmini Devi Arundale ran for the office, Radha Burnier was asked (according to published reports) by Krishnaji to run. Rukmini is the *wife* of George Arundale, the International President who succeeded Annie Besant. She is also the *sister* of N. Sri Ram, the International President who succeeded C Jinarajadasa.

The fact is that the suggestion came from Krishnaji almost 25 years ago. I do not know what his judgement would be on the leadership were he to be alive today.

Still, the fundamental issue that is going to be important is not what has taken place in the past, but what is ahead. Where is the organization heading and how are the messages going to be presented so that it arrests the attention of the current and upcoming generations of thinking public. Complete lack of any discussion on these issues, to the best of my knowledge, in the national and international level makes one wonder if the organization is going to lose all public interest since all the classics are available for free on the internet.


At 04:57 PM 4/15/01 -0700, Dennis Kier wrote:
Before she was elected to the post the first time, Krishnamurti had a
talk with her, and persuaded her to run for that office.

The story is in one of the Krishnamurti biographies. I don't recall
which. Perhaps someone who was closer to Krishnamurti recalls where
the reference is?


----- Original Message -----
From: Jerry Hejka-Ekins <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, April 13, 2001 9:12 PM
Subject: Re: Theos-World TS(Adyar) - Election of President

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Eldon B Tucker <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Friday, April 13, 2001 11:26 AM
> Subject: Re: Theos-World TS(Adyar) - Election of President
> Eldon:
> Interesting that you are using "which Theosophy" as a criteria for
> the success of a Adyar TS President. I did not think about it in
> terms. I was interested in what she has done that would suggest to
me her
> values (i.e. her character). Who she is related to, her education,
and past
> positions of authory she has held, tells me nothing of this.
> --jhe
> > Jerry:
> >
> [snip]
> > In judging the success of a Adyar T.S. President, we'd
> > need to decide first according to which variant of
> > Theosophy we'd judge the success. Then we'd need to
> > see if the work was faithful to that view of the world.
> > Then we could say if things were done for the best.
> > Of course, we're operating at an advantage, looking back
> > over the past 20 years, with our hindsight of what
> > actually happened in the world.
> >
> > My only disappointment with the election is that
> > there weren't at least two candidates. I'd like the
> > opportunity to think that I had some choice in the
> > process, between more that one person with more than
> > one approach to running things. As long as there's
> > only one candidate each time, why bother to have an
> > election? The President could simply be President for
> > life, like in the Pasadena T.S.
> >
> > -- Eldon
> >
> > At 10:01 AM 4/13/01 -0700, you wrote:
> > >Well, it is an impressive description of the positions of power
she has
> held
> > >and who she is related to. More impressive to me would be a
> of
> > >what she has done for the Theosophical Movement in the last
> years.
> > >--jhe
> > >
> > >From: <>
> > >To: <>
> > >Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2001 8:08 PM
> > >Subject: Theos-World TS(Adyar) - Election of President
> > >
> > > > Today I received the ballot for the International President of
> TS(Adyar).
> > > > Along with the ballot was a slip of paper with the bio of the
> > > > candidate, Mrs. Radha Burnier. It states...
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to

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