Re: Theos-World Re: why didn't anybody reply to my thoughtful message........
Mar 30, 2009 12:49 PM
by Eldon B Tucker
Politics and power struggles are a waste of time. It just distracts from
more important things like spending one's time on self-cultivation and
working on projects to make the world a better place. That's why there are
many more theosophists outside the theosophical organizations than within
them. Anytime some students get together, it's a good thing, regardless of
if they're considered part of group chartered by the T.S., ULT, or other
theosophical group or not.
I'd consider the best position for any of us to be where we can put our
talents to their most creative use, which is not something quantitative.
Doing a kindness for a stranger can be as significant as writing an article
that's read by 10,000. It's always a matter of what qualities of our higher
natures come out to brighten the world, not the specific thing we do. So
it's an individual thing. (That means, of course, that for a few
individuals, diving into a political mess can be their thing to do, but
power tends to corrupt and it's best to avoid it when possible.)
On Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 12:24 PM, Anand <AnandGholap@gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks all for sharing their thoughts and experiences.
> I think in Adyar TS, General Council and Executive Committee, both do not
> represent members. Because of it, any decision taken by the General Council
> or the Executive Committee can not be considered as one taken by a
> democratic TS. For example decision of expulsion of Canadian TS.
> In TS, around half the members are from India. But in General Council,
> there is only one member from India, from around 37 members.
> Ideally, the Executive Committee also should have half the representatives
> from India, due to proportionate representation. But in reality, EC does not
> have that many members from India.
> Because of such unjust constitution, many decisions happen which are not
> really decisions of the TS.
> Also because of disproportionate powers given to GC members outside India,
> President can not take decisions properly. She has to resort to techniques
> to keep TS on track, and those techniques can be considered as unethical and
> undemocratic by some people.
> National Sections other than India have considerable freedom to take
> decisions. Yet what is the result? They perform worse than Indian Section.
> Anand Gholap
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