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Re: Theos-World Re: DR. C V Agrawal

Jul 20, 2009 10:33 PM
by MKR


That is interesting and it is indeed very very sad.

I did not know that is how things are done in Adyar.  When was the policy
started? It would be interesting for historians to find out.

When an important key international officer of TS and especially someone who
was a dedicated long term member passes away, I think it is a basic courtesy
to let the world know about it, not weeks or months after the event in this
Internet age. Also, in this part of the world no one reads the Adyar
Newsletter. Today such notifications can be done for free.

Death of a dedicated member should not be taken as a simple routine event in
anyone's life. To get a true perspective, all one has to do is to read the
early theosophical history.

When Olcott passed away, the Inner Founders took the unusual step of
personally showing up at his death bed to convey their gratitude for the
dedication and hard work he did for the theosophical movement. This has to
be viewed in the light of the fact that after the 1900 letter, we have never
heard from any of them till today.

In today's world, with Internet, information can be distributed at no cost
and also immediately. Is it not also in the best interests of the TS for
keeping members updated on all important events taking place in Adyar and
other National Centers? Such frequent contact with members will foster to
bring members together. It is the disconnect and secrecy of operations that
led to the problems starting with last year's election and the followup.
This environment is not helpful for the health and future of the TS.

Everyone on this list knows that if Internet was not there, we will today
have a very different TS especially after the last GC meeting where the
Ultra Secret disenfranchisement move would have been approved and
implemented with some of the GC members seizing the TS presidency. Let us be
grateful for the Internet for its role in protecting TS and let us make use
of it in establishing and maintaining continuous contact with members around
the world.

The incident of not quickly reporting the death of Dr. Agarwal is a black
eye which will not be forgotten by many members for a long time to come.

MKR aka Messenger

visit www.theosophy.net

On Mon, Jul 20, 2009 at 11:56 PM, preethi muthiah
<seeker_preethi@yahoo.com>wrote:

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> MKR,
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> We generally don't report such things as death etc. on the local
> Newspapers.. I guess there will be a writeup about Dr Agarwal in the next
> issue of the Adyar Newsletter, whenever that is due and manages to come out.
> Helen Jamieson has quite a job getting it out, but of course now she has
> all-knowing Pedro Oliveira to help her out. So i guess you can wait for the
> ANL issue.
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> Preethi
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> --- On Mon, 20/7/09, MKR <mkr777@gmail.com <mkr777%40gmail.com>> wrote:
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> From: MKR <mkr777@gmail.com <mkr777%40gmail.com>>
> Subject: Re: Theos-World Re: DR. C V Agrawal
> To: theos-talk@yahoogroups.com <theos-talk%40yahoogroups.com>
> Date: Monday, 20 July, 2009, 7:13 AM
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> I have just posted a news item both here and at www.theosophy. net. In
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> India, both spellings of Agarwal is interchangeable as you can find in wiki
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> and that is how his name got spelled differently by me. In the Adyar
> website
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> his name is still shown as the Secretary. If a newsrelease had been issued
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> by TS, the local media would have reported it. I did not find any in
> chennai
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> when I googled the leading local daily newspaper.
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> MKR aka Messenger
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> www.theosophy. net
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> n Sun, Jul 19, 2009 at 2:20 PM, sampsakuukasjarvi <
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> sampsakuukasjarvi@ yahoo.com> wrote:
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> > Agarwal, not Agrawal. This is sad news. He was International Secretary
> for
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> > only a few months, since March, after Keith Fisher. Now I notice that his
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> > name doesn't appear as International Secretary in the latest issue of the
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> > Theosophist; there doesn't appear any name.
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> > How is it possible that the Adyar headquarters doesn't announce this kind
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> > of event? In the International Board of the Theosophical Society (Adyar),
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> > International Secretary belongs to the four most important members. There
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> > still is not even a news section on the Adyar web site!
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> > MKR: I don't see any news on this on www.theosophy. net.
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> > --- In theos-talk@yahoogro ups.com <theos-talk% 40yahoogroups. com>, MKR
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> > > I just learnt that Dr. C V Agrawal, a long time theosophist recently
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> > > away. He was a very dedicated member and was the General Secretary of
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> > > Indian Section for several years. After retirement as a Professor in
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> > > Varanasi, he settled down at Adyar and continued to work for TS till he
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> > > passed away. Most recently he was the International Secretary. All of
> us
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> > > should be grateful for his long and dedicated service to theosophy and
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> > > Theosophical Society.
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> > > MKR
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> > > Visit www.theosophy. net
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