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Theos-World Re: Betty Bland's Statement on 1980 Election

Jul 31, 2009 06:28 AM
by sampsakuukasjarvi


--- In theos-talk@yahoogroups.com, MKR <mkr777@...> wrote:
>
> The comment about the 1980 election coming from the National President
> (General Secretary) of the American Section is very important for members
> world-wide. It is all the more so because I have never heard of even any
> rumors from anyone in all these years. If there are any facts substantiating
> the comments, it is but fair that everyone is informed.
> 
> As I have stated many times before, I am just an ordinary member of TS in
> America and everything I bring up is on my own initiative.
> 
> MKR
> 
> Visit www.theosophy.net
> 
> 
> 
> On Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 5:29 AM, preethi muthiah
> <seeker_preethi@...>wrote:
> 
> >
> >
> > MKR,
> >
> > This is just curiosity again, but why do I get the feeling that you are
> > purposefully taking attention away from the scenario at Adyar vis-a-vis the
> > corruption practised and endorsed by the President and her relatives to
> > things that happened much earlier than these revelations?
> >
> > Please do forgive me if I am wrong, but are you working for someone at
> > Adyar who ensures that you talk against those who opposed the President
> > during the recent elections, so that too much attention is NOT focused on
> > the corrupt goings-on at Adyar?
> >
> > I am just a curious member who observes certain things that the "messenger"
> > does...
> >
> > Preethi
> > --- On Fri, 31/7/09, MKR <mkr777@... <mkr777%40gmail.com>> wrote:
> >
> > From: MKR <mkr777@... <mkr777%40gmail.com>>
> > Subject: Theos-World Re: Betty Bland's Statement on 1980 Election
> > To: theos-talk@yahoogroups.com <theos-talk%40yahoogroups.com>
> > Date: Friday, 31 July, 2009, 7:46 AM
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > In a statement put out several weeks ago on a quaint website, Betty Bland,
> >
> > National President of Theosophical Society in America stated:
> >
> > +++For example, the international presidential contest in 1980, when Radha
> >
> > Burnier won over Rukmini Devi, was also fraught with differences of
> >
> > opinion.+++
> >
> > No one has heard of any complaints regarding the 1980 election, either from
> >
> > Rukmini or her supporters inside TS or outside TS (there are many outside
> > TS
> >
> > due to her long time involvement in the revival of Indian Dance and her
> >
> > activities for Animal Welfare in India).
> >
> > So this was a great surprise to me and many members around the world
> > because
> >
> > we have never heard of this even in the gossip grape vine. Elected General
> >
> > Secretaries of National Sections hold important and prestigious positions
> > in
> >
> > TS. Normally members highly regard and trust them. So anything they say or
> >
> > put in writing is expected to be truthful and backed up with verifiable
> >
> > facts.
> >
> > Having made the statement, is it unreasonable for dues paying members to
> >
> > expect details behind the statement. I wrote to Betty on June 3 inquiring
> >
> > about it. To this day, there is no response.
> >
> > When a theosophical leader heading the second largest TS section, makes
> > such
> >
> > statements, keeping silent only affects the opinion members have in their
> >
> > leader and in turn reflects on TS. Since the motto of TS is There is no
> >
> > religion higher than Truth, it also negatively affects the TS.
> >
> > I hope we will hear from Betty soon. Continued silence cannot help her or
> >
> > TSA.
> >
> > MKR
> >
> > visit www.theosophy. net





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