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Re: Theos-World Candles and the Sun

Oct 23, 2009 05:24 PM
by MKR

Here is the link. The statement starts at 1:20 minutes from the start.

I used the title Candles and the Sun, to emphasize the contrast.


On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 7:12 PM, Jayananda Hiranandani <> wrote:

> Dear MKR:
> Would you kindly give the link for the Youtube video the you mention?
> Also, your title is reminiscent of the book "Candles in the Sun".
> Thanks.
> Yours cordially,
> Jayananda H. Hiranandani
> --- On Thu, 10/22/09, MKR < <>> wrote:
> From: MKR < <>>
> Subject: Theos-World Candles and the Sun
> To: "theos-talk" <<>
> >
> Date: Thursday, October 22, 2009, 7:02 PM
> Candles and the Sun
> For some of us interested in the history of the theosophical society and
> some of the players, today offers some interesting and striking contrasts
> when you look at the past and present.
> Krishnaji
> From the moment Krishnaji started speaking, literally there was no
> competition from anyone from the theosophical society. This has continued
> to
> be so to this day. Even when he visited San Antonio years ago, 2,500 people
> showed up for his lecture and in the last 30 years I have never seen even
> 1/10th show up for any theosophical leader, lecturer, scholar, elder,
> clairvoyant, etc. This fact cannot be ignored.
> Let us look at the situation when in 1929 he came up with his famous Truth
> is a Pathless Land statement. He came up with a very simple and direct
> statement - I maintain that Truth is a pathless land, and you cannot
> approach it by any path whatsoever, by any religion, by any sect.
> He personally delivered the statement to the audience. He did not issue a
> press release or use surrogates to put out the statement. He did not waver
> from it rest of his life. He was also subsequently filmed reading the
> statement in 1930 and can be seen on Youtube today.
> At the time he declared Truth is a Pathless Land statement, he was
> extremely
> popular within and outside theosophical society. If he had given any
> inkling
> of his desire to be President of TS, Annie Besant would have given up her
> position and he would have been elected unopposed. But, what did he do? He
> came up with his Truth is a Pathless Land statement and severed connection
> with any organization. Let us look at him at that time.
> He was a young man of 34 years of age. He had no formal education and did
> not even have high school diploma. If he started looking for job, it would
> have been very difficult without formal education or skills. For someone
> with that background to come up with Truth is a Pathless Land statement and
> cutting of any connection with any organization, with no marketable job
> skills, it would have looked very foolish and suicidal. Obviously, one
> person who did not think so was himself. Even Annie Besant was concerned
> about his future and asked some a few well-known members of TS to leave TS
> and take care of him.
> The above shows simple daring decision made by him with no concern about
> the
> security of the future. He did succeed and was talking about various topics
> till he died in 1986. Where ever he lectured, there was a strong turnout
> and
> even today, his books are popular world-wide. Foundations and Schools were
> established world-wide and are doing excellent work.
> Looking at the election of the President of Theosophical Society last year
> is very interesting. The methodology and tactics used in trying to defeat
> the sitting President was very sad indeed; not to mention the backdoor
> attempt to seize the Presidency by secretly disenfranchising members
> world-wide. No one came up with a daring new radical philosophical or
> spiritual approach arresting the attention of theosophists; an approach
> which would have had a large following of theosophists without any concern
> about losing the money and property owned by the TS and International
> organizational platform of TS. Contrasting this with the decision taken by
> Krishnaji in 1929, everyone looks pitiful and the comparison of Candles and
> the Sun is quite appropriate. I wonder if any of the player ever thought
> about the comparison. If not, all those who meditate everyday for whatever
> purpose, may benefit by meditating on it.
> My 0.02.
> There is no religion higher than truth
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