Re: Theos-World K the Messiah claims Adyar
May 12, 2009 10:11 PM
India has overwhelming number of TS members. To get elected, a candidate
should start visiting all the lodges in India so the members get to know the
candidate. That is what John Coats did and he defeated both Rukmini Arundale
and Radha Burnier, in spite of both well known in India.
No amount of display of academic achievements, scholarly talk, writing and
website display is going to do any good.
Also, Indian members can be quickly energized by their lodges (at large
members are few in India) if they sense a crisis however sugar coated it may
be. It is also very common to see a high turnout for elections in India and
there is no reason why TS elections should be different.
Anyone who has the ambition to become the next President has to consider the
above as there is no short cut nor any trick is going to work. In closing,
let me remind the words of Annie Besant to George Arundale - "This is our
most numerous Section, and you must win its affection, before the election
On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 4:26 AM, Anand <AnandGholap@gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear Govert,
> If you want to study which Presidential candidate will do what if he/she
> becomes President of the TS, you will have to study what they are doing now
> and what they are speaking now, what they spoke and what they did, what they
> did while holding offices like General Secretary etc.
> John Algeo, Linda Oliviera these of some of the candidates for future
> presidency. If you want to know what they will do after becoming president,
> you will have to study web sites under them, content of the magazines they
> publish, what they speak at different places, what they approve, what their
> subordinates are asked to do. You need to see what teachings they are
> promoting now through web sites, magazines and other publications, their
> speeches, their motives. You need to study what references come in their
> speeches and writing. If you study these, you will get fair idea of what a
> person might do after he/she becomes President.
> People change. A staunch Theosophist can become it's enemy after few years.
> But members are not in position to predict such drastic changes in
> Presidential candidates. However they can get fair idea of what a particular
> candidate will do after becoming President, if he studies that candidate, as
> I wrote above.
> You have formed some conclusions about what should be called as Theosophy
> and what teaching should be promoted. May be you should study which
> candidates are promoting what you call Theosophy.
> Anand Gholap
> --- In email@example.com <theos-talk%40yahoogroups.com>, "Anand"
> <AnandGholap@...> wrote:
> > When Theosophical Society was founded, one main reason for founding was
> Masters wanted to stop the fall of western world into materialism. So
> Blavatsky and her successors tried to spread esoteric ideas, spirituality
> > If we study J.Krishnamurti's teaching, he seems to take the world in the
> direction of materialism. One major theme of Krishnamurti's teaching is
> 'enjoy in the present'. The effect of this teaching was to promote
> materialism. Krishnamurti rejected most other spiritual teachings and their
> main ideas.
> > So we have Theosophical Masters trying to take the world in the direction
> of spirituality and we have J. Krishnamurti trying to take the world in the
> direction of materialism.
> > What conclusions to draw from such opposite actions of two groups,
> allegedly from the same White Lodge?
> > Best
> > Anand Gholap
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