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Re: Theos-World Adyar Diary

Dec 04, 2008 02:49 PM
by Drpsionic

When has a Mahatma fed anything but himself?
Chuck the Heretic
In a message dated 12/4/2008 10:13:26 A.M. Central Standard Time, writes:

He probably would have turned them into 4 or 5000 and feed the  masses...

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<_Drpsionic@aol.Drp_ ( >  wrote:
From: _Drpsionic@aol.Drp_ (  <_Drpsionic@aol.Drp_ 
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Subject:  Re: Theos-World Adyar Diary
To: _theos-talk@yahoogrotheos-t_ ( 
Date:  Thursday, December 4, 2008, 4:32 PM

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, 

prmoliveira@ 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 


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 


One of the passages we examined recently  at the School of the Wisdom 


"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 


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  


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.


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