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Re: Theos-World Cleavage in TS GC Members

May 16, 2009 09:13 AM
by MKR

I was expecting your comment!!!

On Sat, May 16, 2009 at 11:07 AM, <> wrote:

> Given the age of the members of the TS, their cleavage is probably not
> worth looking down.
> Chuck the Heretic
> In a message dated 5/16/2009 7:54:33 A.M. Central Daylight Time,
> <> writes:
> Cleavage in TS GC Members
> .
> It looks like members standing in the sidelines are slowly starting to
> realize what is going on in TS since the start of the election last year.
> The divisions in the GC that started in the electioneering, became very
> clear in the cleavage displayed in the of voting against the long term,
> dedicated and highly regarded TS members who were nominated to positions.
> .
> The activities starting with the electioneering, culminating with the now
> famous super secret attempt to quickly disenfranchise members world-wide
> (you and me) and take over the selection and appointment of the president
> was easily seen as an attempt to work against the interests of the members.
> This coming on the heels of the defeat of the candidate this group tried to
> get elected, is also seen by many as not a smart end run.
> .
> In this day and age where democracy - one person one vote - rules in most
> parts of the world, disenfranchisement attempt has seriously damaged the
> trust that members have in their leaders. I do not know if the leaders
> realized the seriousness of this because we have not seen any quick actions
> to fix the cleavage.
> .
> India is the largest section and has been steadily growing. It is the big
> elephant in the room. No one can ignore this fact. And most members belong
> to lodges and tend to vote in a block.
> It is the membership in countries outside India that is in a very sad state
> of affairs and needs urgent attention. The cleavage has not helped the
> membership recruitment and retention issue outside India. In pre Internet
> age where the leaders controlled the channel of communication to the
> membership, they were able to spin and feed only information they felt
> helpful to themselves and the organizations.
> .
> All took a radical turn with the coming of Internet. Now a lot of uptodate
> information is available about the events surrounding all organizations.
> Also, newbees look not to the nitty gritty hair-splitting details of the
> rules and regulations leaders may tout, but to important key actions of
> leaders. Members (current and prospective) outside India are more likely to
> have access to Internet and when they learn about last year's ultra secret
> disenfranchisement attempt, they are confused and wonder what is going on
> in
> an organization whose most important object is not meditation, astral
> travel
> etc., but Brotherhood and whose motto is +There is no religion higher than
> truth+, both of which anyone can easily understand.
> .
> Out of the above events, no one associated with them has come out smelling
> like a rose. You decide how they are smelling. On the other hand, without
> some quick bold constructive action by the leaders, the membership growth
> and retention in the countries outside India is going to be adversely
> affected as every day goes by.
> .
> Anyone who has dealt with serious issues, know that serious problems can be
> addressed and solved only by addressing them in a face to face settings.
> Email, faxes, letters, using third parties or surrogates or mouth pieces
> cannot resolve serious problems.
> .
> May be we all have to pray and meditate so that God will help to change the
> current direction of events.
> .
> .
> There is no religion higher than truth
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