[Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next]

Re: Theos-World Re: Electing the PTS

Oct 17, 2008 05:41 PM
by MKR

Thanks for the info. We are discovering something everyday. I have never
seen any published in the US Section. May be the GS members are assuming
that the document is "Secret" and as such they should not share it with

We see annual reports all the time. Clever use of language can and is
routinely used to hide critical information. Most times one has to read in
between the lines. While I am not saying that is the case with the TS Annual
reports, I have seen it happen in many other organizations. Clever use to
hide important information is not limited to Annual Reports. It can be seen
in most political and business statements, if only one takes the time read

Also these reports will not tell you much on who the key players are and
their motivations and justifications and the level of support for the
decisions and who the supporters and non supporters are. People should be
able to stand up and be counted and members should know about it. That is
true democracy. I hope we will see it soon.


On 10/17/08, Pedro Oliveira <> wrote:
>   --- In <>, MKR
> <mkr777@...> wrote:
> > You have hit on the Achilles heel. None of the brilliant stragists
> inside
> > the GC has brought out all the ramifications of tampering with the
> rules.
> > Add to it is the need for transparency. Keeping the GC meeting
> matters super
> > secret should end. Continued secrecy gives the GC members an
> opportunity to
> > create mischief on an on going basis. We do not know what is going
> on inside
> > today! We are where we are primarily due to this.
> >
> > Not a single one of the GC members have ever brought up the secrecy
> issue.
> > They like it. It serves them. It is to their advantage and helps
> them to
> > manipulate what goes on. None of the sections would know about what
> stands
> > their reps took in decisions and what horse trading went on behind
> the
> > scenes. All decisions taken are kept as top secret. For example, we
> hear
> > some changes were made in 2006 or so and no one has talked about
> it. None of
> > us know who are behind them and what was their motivations and what
> were the
> > arguments for and against.
> >
> > It is one reason why in all democracies, all discussions and voting
> takes
> > place in the open.
> >
> > Again let us know forget the warning to AB from one of the
> Founders -
> > Unnecessary secrecy has killed many organizations.
> The amendment to the Rules of the TS which was approved in 2006 is
> included in the Minutes of the meeting of the General Council of the
> TS for December 2006. The Minutes are an integral part of the Annual
> Report of the Theosophical Society for 2006 which was sent, by the
> International Secretary, to all General Secretaries, Organising
> Secretaries, Presidential Representatives and Lodges directly
> attached to Adyar.
> The Annual Report of the TS, which is sent out from Adyar every year
> around March/April, is therefore a public document. It is up to the
> above officials, which include GC members, to make it available to TS
> members.
> Pedro

[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


[Back to Top]

Theosophy World: Dedicated to the Theosophical Philosophy and its Practical Application