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

Re: Theos-World Adyar Diary

Dec 04, 2008 08:21 AM
by MKR

You made my day.

Chuck's sense of humor is like the bite of a serpent!!!

Writers have a keen sense of humor.


On 12/4/08, <> wrote:
>   For some reason a scorpion hiding in the midst of Adyar is an
> interesting
> metaphor, considering some of the stuff going on lately.
> And yet, how wonderful it would have been if, while the Mahachohan had been
> filling the skies of the ashram with hot air, a large, cream pie had
> miraculously appeared and hit him in the face. I have a feeling that that
> one thing
> would have been the most salutary and instructive incident that could have
> happened in Theosophy.
> And it would have been very funny to see as well.
> Chuck the Heretic
> In a message dated 12/4/2008 5:57:22 A.M. Central Standard Time,
> <> writes:
> When the plane landed at Chennai last Friday, Mumbai was still under
> a terrorist siege. The terrorists struck at the very touristic heart
> of that city, near the famous Gateway of India. On Saturday morning,
> when commandos of the National Security Guard finally cleared the
> last hotel in which hostages were being kept, the total death toll
> was over 170, with more than 300 people injured. There was widespread
> shock and disbelief in India. But India always recovers from such
> events.
> Students from Slovenia, Finland, Canada, Australia, Hungary and India
> are attending classes at the School of the Wisdom. The theme is "The
> Mahatmas on Theosophy and the TS". There is half an hour of silent
> meditation before the morning talk begins.
> The different departments at Adyar are gearing up for the Convention
> at the end of the month. There were strong rains and winds in the
> last fortnight and some trees were uprooted.
> I met the President briefly the day after my arrival. She was
> preparing to go to a meeting at the Government House (Rashtrapati
> Bhavan). She was invited by the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh to give
> a speech during a book launch. She goes to the office both in the
> mornings and afternoons.
> The quiet and natural beauty at Adyar are refreshing. In one evening
> I decided to go for a walk after dinner and took with me a small
> torch. Near the coconut grove I met one of the many natural residents
> at Adyar: a black scorpion. He (or she) was the sort of creature that
> makes you pay careful attention. We had this silent meeting and I
> then decided to part company with the illustrious resident when I
> finally realized he was not going anywhere!
> Some of the workers I had met in 1992 are still here and they
> apparently remember me. The TS at Adyar has given employment to
> generations of workers coming from the impoverished surroundings.
> Many of their children have studied in the Olcott Memorial High
> School.
> One of the passages we examined recently at the School of the Wisdom
> was:
> "Shall we devote our selves to teaching a few Europeans fed on the
> fat of the land, many of them loaded with the gifts of blind fortune,
> the rationale of bell ringing, cup growing, of the spiritual
> telephone and astral body formation, and leave the teeming millions
> of the ignorant, of the poor and despised, the lowly and the
> oppressed, to take care of themselves and of their hereafter the best
> they know how. Never. Rather perish the Theosophical Society with
> both its hapless founders than that we should permit it to become no
> better than an academy of magic and a hall of occultism. That we, the
> devoted followers of that spirit incarnate of absolute self
> sacrifice, of philanthropy, divine kindness, as of all the highest
> virtues attainable on this earth of sorrow, the man of men, Gautama
> Buddha, should ever allow the Theosophical Society to represent the
> embodiment of selfishness, the refuge of the few with no thought in
> them for the many, is a strange idea, my brothers." (The Mahachohan's
> Letter)
> Walking around Adyar and its encircling neighbourhood helps us to
> understand the words of that great Adept. There cannot be Theosophy
> without a genuine sense of compassion towards those who are poor and
> despised.
> The rains have stopped, the work continues, the crows are everywhere
> and Adyar continues to be pervaded by a sense of uncreated vastness
> and peace. I miss my litlle black scorpion friend. Perhaps we shall
> meet again. He has taught me to remain mindful. And he also goes to
> sleep in the magic quiet of Adyar nights.
> Pedro
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

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


[Back to Top]

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