Re: Theos-World Leadbeater in Brazil?
Aug 07, 2006 05:09 PM
Carlos, below is given text that you wrote under 2 subject headers:
"Leadbeater in Brazil?" and "PEDRO, C.W.L. & BRAZIL" except, in the 2nd
subject line your salutation reads: Dear Pedro, Gregory and Theos-talk Friends.
The reason I am bringing this up again? I am wondering why this is done? The
same message, repeated with a different subject line? I asked this question
before, and you declined to answer under the auspices of the so-called TRUCE.
In the spirit of open communication, and also under the auspices of the same
TRUCE, I respectfully ask you this again. Thank you, Carlos.
Dear Gregory, Dear Friends,
Thanks to Gregory. I did some investigation about that.
There was no such thing as the violent revolt and other events in Brazil as
described by Leadbeater in the text you discuss.
Brazilian indigenous peoples (as also black people) here were and are
peaceful and not violent at all.
To formalize that, I got the testimony of a Historian -- and bibliography
also clarifies that.
This is one of the things already investigated by me and which I still have
to put into English and bring here.
I wrote to Ms. Joy Mills in December 1999 and among other topics confronted
her with these facts and asked her opinion. She then wrote to me considering
it an established fact that Leadbeater never came to Brazil. And Joy referred
to Tillett's book without naming it. Yet she apparently wanted me to remain
silent about the facts. That I did not do.
The response to the fact that Leadbeater never came to Brazil, from other
Adyar TS leaders (in Brazil and elswhere), has been one of pure DENIAL. They
simply avoid the subject so far.
I would like them to see and realize that no theosophical institution,
corporation or group can benefit from denying facts.
In the long run, legitimate institutions can only benefit from searching for
truth and accepting events as they are.
I say this because true peace -- or a lasting truce in the movement --
cannot be separated from Ethics, Justice or Truthfulness.
We may well suffer from a thousand illusions; but there must be a mutual
permission to be sincere and to share our views about truth, as this is an
essential part of any learning process.
Of course, all of the groups in the movement have made and still make
mistakes, so it is not an exercise of finger-pointing. It is but the practice of
opening one's mind and sharing one's thoughts.
Perhaps Pedro Oliveira and others can help us get to another and better
level of dialogue.
I am reasonably confident about that.
Hopeful regards, Carlos.
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