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Re: Theos-World Adyar Diary

Dec 05, 2008 08:09 AM
by Morten Nymann Olesen

I wonder where all the female Mahatmas went?

M. Sufilight

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2008 11:49 PM
  Subject: Re: Theos-World Adyar Diary

  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...

  --- On Thu, 12/4/08, _Drpsionic@aol.Drp_ ( 
  <_Drpsionic@aol.Drp_ ( > wrote:
  From: _Drpsionic@aol.Drp_ ( <_Drpsionic@aol.Drp_ 
  ( >
  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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