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Re: Theos-World Letter to the International President of the TS

Oct 08, 2008 10:35 PM
by MKR

I am glad that you wrote this letter. I think Radhaji needs all the support
at this critical juncture for the survival and future of TS.

Everyone who has been keeping up with the events starting from the
pre-election events can see what a group of GC members are trying to do to
TS. They are attempting a coup to seize control of the organization by
disenfranchising members world-wide.

If looks like many of the GC members have been brainwashed, since they
cannot see where the membership trend is heading in their own countries. On
one hand, the issue of autonomy is jealously guarded and on the other hand
they don't want to talk about what is happening to membership slide and
membership retention.

>From a lay man's point of view, I do not think that GC has the power to
disenfranchise members from voting. Just because plain english language says
so, GC does not have unlimited powers to do anything they want to do with
the rules. I think it is time to challenge them on this.

After what I have seen in the last 10 months, the credibility of leaders who
are pushing for the changes in the rules is the lowest I have seen in the
last 50 years. Next time when these leaders talk about the TS classics, who
is going to take them seriously.

So let us be vigilant and do everything to direct the future in the right
direction and not rule changing direction.


On Wed, Oct 8, 2008 at 10:51 PM, Pedro Oliveira <>wrote:

>   Dear Radhaji,
> As the TS goes through another of its periodical crises, the present
> being perhaps one of the most serious in the last one hundred years,
> my thoughts are very much with you at this moment.
> I am sure I am joined in my concern for both your well-being and the
> well-being of The Theosophical Society by members in many countries.
> One joins the TS in order to serve its purpose and ideals, and this
> is a privilege of many lifetimes, as the Society exists to help the
> Powers of Goodness and Wisdom in their work of regenerating the human
> consciousness.
> Those who, in the recent Presidential election in the TS, used your
> health as an instrument of political manipulation and power, are now
> attempting to curtail your constitutional prerogatives as the duly
> elected President of the TS, among other things. They are also
> attempting to disenfranchise the entire membership of the Society
> from their fundamental right to elect the International President.
> We have seen such forces acting at different times in the history of
> the Society. They are the instruments of division, strife and
> separateness. However, every time such forces have raised their
> heads, and attempted to deviate the Society from its sacred purpose,
> they have been prevented from doing so by the collective will of the
> majority of the members. The present attempt is perhaps more serious
> because it includes manipulation and politicking from within the
> General Council. Those who are doing so, as you know, have not
> consulted you at any time regarding their intended actions.
> Your life and your work speak for themselves. When members world-wide
> successively elected you as President of the Theosophical Society,
> they expressed their choice. Your mandate therefore has been given to
> you by the members of the TS. Your contribution to the Society is
> such that it has maintained the TS as a strong spiritual body
> internationally. You have shown us that the essence of Theosophy is
> indeed human regeneration and, in doing so, you have helped to keep
> alive within us, members, the message of the Founders.
> With strong support for your work, for Adyar and with warm and
> fraternal good wishes,
> Pedro Oliveira

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