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Re: Theos-World What is in the Common Interest of the TS?

Nov 08, 2008 03:50 AM
by MKR

>From an ordinary intelligent person's view, as I have mentioned several time
previously, the most urgent real issue facing the TS is NOT changing the

It is the rapid and continuing decline in the number of members in all the
sections outside India.

TS was setup as fully autonomous at lodge and section levels. So the problem
is the problem of section leaders and hard work of the members in the
section. So only the sections can address this serious issue.

Any amount of meddling with the rules is going to do nothing to address the
problem. The only thing that will do to by tweaking and meddling with the
rules is for the GC members to disenfranchise the members and seize the
control of the presidency and thus effectively making the president a puppet
in the hands of a few GC members.

Once this happens, in our life time we will see the end of TS because we are
not like other spiritual organizations whose basis is blind faith and blind

Has anyone seen any GC member ever mention the membership decline issue? It
is a very sorry state of affairs.


On Sat, Nov 8, 2008 at 4:36 AM, Anton Rozman <> wrote:

>   Dear friends,
> I re-post my message under new topic title as my informal request to
> the President of the Theosophical Society, Adyar, Mrs. Radha Burnier,
> to launch a special meeting of an extended General Council of the
> Theosophical Society in a form of public Discussion Panel on critical
> issues within the Theosophical Society with the use of internet
> technology.
> ???????..
> What is the main interest of the Theosophical Society as an
> international institution or common interest of all members of the
> Theosophical Society?
> In first place, to neutralize all partial interests of individual
> members or groups of members which identify themselves with those of
> the Theosophical Society and in that way to be able to realize its
> objects on the basis of its constitutional platform. In present
> situation common interest is wholly absent and crippled.
> The scissors and linen to overcome it are wholly in the hands of the
> elected President. She, and only she, has received a mandate to unify
> the Society under a common interest. She has the power and authority
> to do that.
> It is obvious that routine proceedings aren't enough to solve actual
> problem. According to Rules and Regulations the President has
> authority to: ? a special meeting may be called at any time by the
> President ? the President at his discretion may call such members to
> a meeting for the purpose of study and discussion of any matters
> concerning the Society that he considers appropriate to lay before
> them. The meeting may then forward to the President its report on
> such matters and may make recommendations thereon. Such meetings
> shall be of a consultative nature without administrative or
> legislative authority, or may be of a legislative nature upon the
> decision of the General Council taken at least one year in advance.
> In the event the President does not himself attend such a meeting he
> may appoint the Vice-President or some other member of the General
> Council to preside in his stead.
> On the basis of these Regulations and with the use of internet
> technology an extended discussion panel can be formed to address
> important critical issues. With making such discussion panel public
> the Theosophical Society would show to its members and public in
> general that it is able to overcome divisions and find a common
> interest according to the philosophy the Society is promoting.
> This is, in my opinion, the only way out from the death alley we are
> caught in.
> Warmest regards,
> Anton

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