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Re: HOW Does One Explain These Two Statements?

Jul 22, 2007 08:40 AM
by Pablo Sender

I'm in an international gathering, and today there were four short 
lectures, on the subject "What is truly theosophical service?"
The lecturers were not very especially prominent members, and they 
were from Australia, India, U.K., and US.
Here are some statistics:

Out of the four lectures:

- in 3 of them there were quotations from HPB's writings.
- in 2 from Krishnamurti's
- in 2 from Sri Ram's
- in 1 from Annie Besant's
- in 1 from Radha Burnier's
- in 0 from Leadebeater's

The number of quotations was:

HPB's: 6
Krishnamurti: 2
Sri Ram: 2
Annie Besant: 2
Radha Burnier: 1

You will notice the subject was not especially connected with HPB's 

I think this is a fairly good statistic, taken "at random", and it 
certainly reflects what would happened in my country, Argentina, and 
what I saw even in Adyar.

--- In, "danielhcaldwell" 
<danielhcaldwell@...> wrote:
> HOW does one explain the two statements BELOW
> by the late John Coats, President of the
> Theosophical Society (Adyar) from 1973-1979?
> What caused such a state of affairs?
> Is this situation as described by Mr. Coats
> INDICATIVE of the Adyar T.S.
> organization and its "mindset"?
> Are these statements still true in 2007?
> Is such a state of affairs "good" or "bad" or
> it doesn't matter?
> The two statements are as follows:
> "The percentage of members, who have not as yet
> ever read any books by H.P. Blavatsky is
> regrettably high." The Theosophist, Feb., 1975
> "There's a great need for the deepening of the
> individual member's understanding of theosophy.
> A lot of people skate superfically over the
> surface of theosophy without really going into
> it in depth." The Theosophist, Dec. 1975.
> Daniel
> Blavatsky Study Center

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