Re: Theos-World TS Adyar President Election
Apr 15, 2008 07:32 AM
If the report that Algeo is planning to remote operate the TS Presidency
from the USA, I think it is important that the membership who are voting
should be aware of the fact.
This is all the more so because it would be just to accommodate his personal
convenience and it would seem his personal interests have priority over that
of the Presidency.
I am glad that in the age of Internet we are able to be instantly informed
even though we rarely see any of the theosophical leaders showing up on the
maillists such as this.
On 4/15/08, adelasie <email@example.com> wrote:
> Hello All,
> To me it seems very strange to have theosophists campaining against
> each other for office. It seem contrary to the basic ideas of
> theosophy, that we support each other, love each other as blood kin,
> put the other before ourself. Is this the usual way the Theosophical
> Society selects its leaders?
> On 15 Apr 2008 at 7:04, MKR wrote:
> > I just received the following from cyberspace. It makes interesting
> > and you decide for yourself.
> > mkr
> > ==============================================================
> > Dear Colleague,
> > This is to inform you that I have received 14 nominations from General
> > Secretaries etc, who represent a totality of 17,037 votes. Dr John Algeo
> > received 21 nominations, representing a totality of 10,685 votes.
> > I think we need younger people to be in charge of the Society's work and
> > that they have to stay in Adyar. Dr. Algeo who is around 78, does not
> > the climate here, nor can he leave the United States for more than a
> > time, in view of his wife's condition. I believe that if elected he
> > to work largely from America through e-mail and video conversations.
> > It is necessary to have the right candidates for the officers of the
> > Theosophical Society. I believe that Mrs Linda Oliveira and her husband,
> > some members from Britain , etc., will be coming to Adyar shortly, to
> > and work here.
> > You know very well that since Col. H.S. Olcott, all Presidents have
> lived at
> > Adyar, and this was not merely a matter of their convenience. Adyar has
> > considered as a Spiritual Centre. From here the work of the Society can
> > send forth the power and blessing of the Elder Brethren. Such programmes
> > the International Convention and the School of the Wisdom, which are
> > features of Adyar attract many members from around the world. Many of
> > members are able to return to their lodges with a greater understanding
> > the purpose of the Society and the work of the Founders.
> > In my view it would not be a good thing to have somebody live in the
> > States and run Adyar by proxy. Adyar should be maintained as a living
> > Headquarters for reasons which are obvious to those who know the history
> > the Society.
> > Yours fraternally,
> > Radha Burnier
> > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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