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Re: Theos-World Horse trading in the Theosophical Society

Oct 19, 2008 02:45 PM
by MKR

There was a statement by one of the Adepts that human nature in Adyar is no
different that in the streets of London. Too long we were all in a state of
denial that theosophists, especially those who have been around for years
and a number of letters in front and back of their names and in some cases
some numbers on the back would be living up to the highest levels of ethics
and morality lectured by them; Also, the Master was 100% right; of course we
should not blame the individuals because, it is only under pressure and
temptation that the real natures of all of us is revealed and it is upto us
ordinary members to be very vigilant and build protections that prevent
individuals hurting the organization and its cause;  the they are more
important and larger than our poor selves, however high we may think of
ourselves. I am also very glad that we all woke up timely before
 irreversible damage is done, even though let us not under estimate the
potential for damage. Let us keep vigilant and do what we can.

Opening up the all GC proceedings and decisions is the only long term
safeguard from GC decisions hurting the TS because the GC can cause
continuing trouble to the President from effectively and efficiently
functioning. (Because of existing secrecy, we do not have any idea what is
going on today behind the scenes and not a single GC member is talking. Why
would they? They dare not do it because, they cannot publicly stand up to
the stands they take.)

Let us also once more remember the wise advise of Master KH to Annie Besant
that Unnecessary secrecy has killed many organizations.


On Sun, Oct 19, 2008 at 2:39 PM, Anand <> wrote:

>   Few days back MKR talked about possible horse trading in the General
> Council.
> I think this is an important point. When few General Secretaries are
> given authority to elect the President, horse trading might be done by
> parties in the General Council. In parliamentary democracy horse
> trading is a common problem.
> But if large number of people are electing the President, horse
> trading becomes almost impossible. That means if 30,000 members are
> electing the president, culprits can't contact and bribe such large
> number of voters. Also horse trading on such a large scale can not
> remain secrete.
> But when few GC members are electing, then there is much possibility
> of horse trading. I have sometimes seen officers serving their own
> purpose through the TS. And current attempts by some members to hijack
> the TS also tells us that there is great danger to the TS from these
> officers.
> Therefore it is extremely important that the President of the TS be
> elected by popular voting i.e. voting by all 30,000 or so TS members.
> Best
> Anand Gholap

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