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Re: My membership application with Adyar TS

Feb 21, 2006 10:59 PM
by plcoles1


Thanks MKR , the reason I posted this was because the implications to 
this decision are quite important.

And as I read it they are conform and submit.

Are the terms "increasingly healthy" and "non aggressive" double 
speak for, be quiet, don't rock the boat?

Genuine freedom requires courage and fearless pursuit of truth, not 
reinforcing demonstrable fantasies however content and `peaceful' 
they may make us feel.

Valid criticism and rigorous debate are an essential part of that 
process without it we may as well become born again believers.



Regards

Perry


--- In theos-talk@yahoogroups.com, "M K Ramadoss" <mkr777@...> wrote:
>
> Very interesting. At a time when there is very little public 
interest in
> theosophy and the miniscule membership in the society, it looks 
like very
> disappointing.
> 
> You ought to be congratulated of your honesty in posting your views 
openly
> in the Internet under your own name and not under a pseudonym or 
fictitious
> name, like what many others are perhaps doing on this maillist and 
other
> internet forums to prevent antogonizing the leadership. If you had 
resorted
> such a strategy it would have avoided the problem you ran into. May 
be
> newbees may want to keep this in view before they want to openly 
post views
> not acceptable to the general thinking in the organizations.
> 
> What is all the more very interesting is the fact that the 
organizational
> leaders (perhaps world-wide - eventhough they may not admit it 
openly) seem
> to read all the postings on the internet while very very rarely one 
finds
> any of the organizational leaders wordwide participate in the 
unmoderated
> maillists such as this and theos-l. It appears that those who are 
used to
> not hear any dissenting views are finding it difficult to adjust to 
the new
> Internet environment wherein anything goes. By not being a member, 
apart
> from the social and comaraderie aspect of being with the 
membership, you
> may not be missing anything at all.
> 
> mkr
> 
> On 2/21/06, plcoles1 <plcoles1@...> wrote:
> >
> > Hello All,
> >
> > Back around October last year I decided that I would reapply for
> > membership with the Adyar TS branch in Perth.
> >
> > I had re-thought my decision to not be involved with the society, 
as
> > being perhaps a bit premature and thought I could with time work 
with
> > some positive effect with the Perth branch.
> >
> > Also I hoped that perhaps at some point, I could facilitate a
> > reading / study group as I used to do with the `Key to Theosophy' 
in
> > the Perth Branch.
> >
> > The 3 objects are of course objects that I support fully.
> >
> > So in brief this is why I decided to submit for membership again.
> >
> > When I put in my re-joining application it was presented at the 
next
> > Perth Branch Executive Committee meeting.
> >
> > As far as I know what happened was my application at the Perth EC
> > meeting  was blackballed 3 positive, 3 negative the Branch 
president
> > using the casting vote then voted in the negative.
> >
> > However it then became uncertain as to whether one of the 
committee
> > members who cast a negative vote was actually a paid up member, 
which
> > would have therefore made their vote null and void.
> > This is my understanding of what happened.
> >
> > This meant the decision was then sent to National Section to be
> > decided upon.
> >
> > Below is the letter I received from the National Secretary of the
> > Australian section for your perusal, it reads as follows :
> >
> > 
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Dear Perry
> >
> > The members of the national Executive Committee considered your
> > application to rejoin the Society during December, January and 
early
> > February. These discussions took a considerable amount of time, 
they
> > were serious and impersonal.
> >
> > The Committee met yesterday to come to a decision. This decision 
was
> > made in light of a number of your public postings on the internet
> > which convey a negative and sometimes aggressive attitude 
concerning
> > the TS and its leadership, your replies to my letters requesting 
your
> > reasons for wanting to rejoin and your other correspondences to 
the
> > headquarters in recent times.
> >
> > As a result of our deliberations, the members of the national
> > Executive Committee unanimously decided not to accept your
> > application to rejoin at this time. This decision was not taken
> > lightly.
> > I will ask Perth Branch to refund your fees.
> >
> > However we would strongly encourage you to attend Perth Branch in
> > order to build up an increasingly healthy, non aggressive
> > relationship based on courtesy and respect. We also expect the
> > members and the Executive Committee of the Branch to reciprocate 
this
> > behaviour, in a brotherly way.
> >
> > We acknowledge and appreciate that you are a serious student of 
the
> > teachings of the Mahatmas.
> >
> > We respect your recently expressed views about the TS. We also 
invite
> > you to reapply for membership of the Perth Branch in 12 months 
time
> > if you find that you have a genuine compatibility with the ethos,
> > official statements and broad scope of the teachings of the TS, 
with
> > its headquarters at Adyar.
> >
> > Warm Regards
> >
> > 
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > I t would be interesting to know what constitutes 
being "aggressive"
> > according to the Adyar society ?
> >
> >
> > Regards
> >
> > Perry
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Yahoo! Groups Links
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> 
> 
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>






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