Re: Theos-World Re: Betty Bland's Statement on 1980 Election
Aug 01, 2009 02:21 PM
+++For example, the international presidential contest in 1980, when Radha
Burnier won over Rukmini Devi, was also fraught with differences of
In any election where there are two or more candidates, there are going to
be differences in their philosophies, their capabilities, experiences etc.
That being the case, what was the point of her statement. She could have
simply explained that it was inherent differences and nothing more. Keeping
silent makes one wonder if there are other facts that she is privy to but
ordinary members do not know.
On Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 8:48 AM, sampsakuukasjarvi <
> Mrs Bland is not making up all what she writes on opinions of the
> presidential election in 1980.
> In 1980, Rukmini Devi Arundale (1904 -1986) was a candidate who represented
> old members, stability and Leadbeaterian theosophy. She had been in the
> inside circles of the Society already since 1920 when she had married Dr.
> Arundale. In 1980, many members thought that she was too old, but she was a
> safe choice and thus they voted for him. At that time Radha Burnier (b.
> 1923) represented new generation, energy and fresh Krishnamurtian theosophy,
> which nobody was sure what it would mean. It is now difficult to believe how
> radical she was in 1980.
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