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Re: Theos-World A clear statement from Horseâs Mouth

Nov 08, 2009 10:09 PM
by Drpsionic

Hmm.  Usually a statement from Mrs. Besant brings to mind a different  part 
of the horse's anatomy.
Chuck the Heretic  

In a message dated 11/8/2009 11:30:25 P.M. Central Standard Time, writes:

A clear statement from Horseâs Mouth

Controversy and disputes within  TS has been around since the early days of
TS. From time to time, many have  a misperception of the role of the
International President in the affairs  of the Sections. Even in the early
days, one can find repeated mention of  the autonomy of the lodges and
non-interference of Olcott in the mattes of  lodges.

I was happy to find Besantâs very clear cut reaffirmation of  the autonomy 
the sections and the non-interference of the President in  the matters of 
sections. In the Theosophist 1915 she  stated:


I should like to make clear; and that, as a matter  of fact, I decline to
give any advice on disputed TS matters, unless some  great conflict of
principle arises, as in the present War, and then I give  it publicly.

She continued:

As President, I have no right to  advise on Sectional disp_utes, which 
be settled by the local  workers.

A section is autonomous, and autonomy would be a farce if a  President 
throw his weight on one side or the other in a contested  election.


The bottom line is simple. The sections are  autonomous and are free to 
on their activities so long as they do not  violate any of the Rules of the
TS. Thus it follows that it is up to the  sections to do what they think is
needed to spur activity in their sections  and the sections are either to be
congratulated or blamed for the  results.


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