Re: Theos-World T. S. President's Election - 2008
Apr 24, 2008 02:29 PM
by Jokela Petri
Following your logic:
As Johna Algeo has been working with Radha Burnier,
he should be voted next international president?
Well, maybe votes of every country should be cancelled
because of the amount of the propaganda all around the world.
Jayananda Hiranandani kirjoitti:
There have been many messages on the above subject. I wish to
supplement as follows:
Firstly, some people have stated the need for the young . Let us
examine this from the standpoint of theosophical concepts. What is
meant by young? Is young a good criterion for us to benefit from the
ocean of wisdom?
Many of us, at least I, determine young by the chronological age in
this incarnation. Whereas, the evolutionary stage of a soul can be
determined by not the physical age in this incarnation, but by a study
of past incarnations through occult investigations of akashic records
. I wish to ask those who want young leadership to state whether they
are doing it on basis of occult investigations or not. If they are
doing on the basis of occult investigations, then congratulations to
them, not only from the theosophical world but other similar types of
interested people. They, these occult investigators, can do a lot of
good and our third object will indeed serve the humanity and the
animal, plant and mineral kingdoms.
For people like me who are light years away form the occult, the
chronological age in this incarnation is the only criterion . Thus, I
have to fall on the characteristics in this incarnation.
For the T.S. President, there are three groups of functions. For any
candidate, they should be weighed.
The first group of functions is to give lectures and meet people In
this area to deliver the benefit of Theosophy in a good way ,one
should have not only book knowledge but should have lived and
practiced it. I can attest to this from my similar experience in
engineering as I have practiced it and taught it. Being a good
lecturer of theosophy is a necessary requirement, but it is is hardly
sufficient in light of the other two for the post of the President.
The second group of functions is managing people issues within groups
and between groups. This group of functions is vital to the well being
of the organisation. Harmony within and between groups will enable
less energy spent on friction and more energy on the main purpose of
the T. S.
The third group of functions is to run the headquarters as a
successful enterprise. This has to be successful not only in the
financial sense but also in meeting the external challenges. These
challenges can only be understood and met by having an intimate and
first-hand knowledge of the environment.
For all the three groups of functions, Dr. Radha Burnier has not only
her experience as the President, not only her experience as the
General Secretary of the Indian Section, but also the experience
inherited from her father. Her father started his T. S. work under Dr.
Besant. He was Dr. Arundale's Vice President. Earlier he was, if my
information is correct, the Treasurer and the Recording Secretary (now
re-designated as International Secretary). He worked very closely with
Mr. Jinarajadasa. This has placed at Dr. Burnier's disposal not only
her experience as the T. S. President, but also of the earlier
Presidents right back to Dr. Besant.
Thanking you for your kind consideration.
Jayananda H. Hiranandani
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