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Re: Theos-World Adyar Diary

Dec 05, 2008 11:17 AM
by Augoeides-222

   They are not allowed to be on earthly presence witout a male or family escort. lol
PS: maybe search for Dakini and Tara's might turn something up.

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From: "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...

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<_Drpsionic@aol.Drp_ ( > wrote:
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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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