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Re: Theos-World Re: World Congress in Rome

Feb 05, 2010 08:34 AM
by Drpsionic

Theosophists need leaders like a submarine needs a screen door.
Chuck the Heretic  

In a message dated 2/4/2010 7:57:09 A.M. Central Standard Time, writes:

I concur with Sampsaâ comments.

I do not know about the objectives  of the World Congress. I hope someone
clarifies it.

With current  situation in TS, I hope the occasion is used to bring about
reconciliation  and unity and if the occasion is missed, it would be sad.

This will  happen only if the leaders are really keen on quickly bringing
about unity.  If they take the myway or highway approach, nothing is going
happen until  another crisis shows up, which is quite possible having seen
the silence we  are witnessing.

As I mentioned earlier, most of those who attend would  be from the region
and some from other countries who are wealthy enough to  pay for the trip 
the tour that has been organized. Rest of those who  attend would be leaders
from other sections whose travel expenses would be  met from the TS funds 
it would be a good vacation paid for by  TS.

Transparency is an issue with Sections as well as in GC. From what  I have
seen in the USA, members are told crumbs of unimportant information  and 
has been discussed on theos-talk in the past going back to a  decade.

Lack of transparency makes it very easy to make decisions and  leaders have
gotten used to it, it is going to be an uphill task to open  up, unless an
enlightened leader shows up and goes for it. We need someone  like Gorbachev
to do what he did to dismantle USSR.

On the question  of aging leadership, again it is there in sections as well
as at Adyar. As  an example, I mentioned Krotona, which was setup by Annie
Besant to be a  dynamic community to help further the activities of American
Section, now  looks more like a retirement community filled with aged 
of American  Section and not a young dynamic one. Developing future leaders
is an art  and unless we get off from the belief to equate grey hair from
wisdom, it  is not going to happen soon.


On Thu, Feb 4, 2010 at 5:22 AM,  sa_mpsakuukasjarvi <

_ ( _sampsakuukasjarvi@sampsakuu_ 
( _> wrote:

>  So far there has only been an announcement that at least Radha, Linda
>  Oliveira and P.Krishna will be speakers in the World Congress. No  other
> speakers have been confirmed.
> I think Radha  should include her criticians, too, in the program. 
> the  Congress will not unite members and will not increase  co-operation.
> I don't believe at all that there will be any  discussion about
> organisational matters. Those congresses are very  formal. But in the
> free-time, of course, members will talk about them.  By the way, in my
> understanding it is Radha and the Italian Section  who order the program.
> MKR, what you write about problems in  many Sections is true, but I wish 
> would be fair and would write on  aged people and lack of transparency at
> Adyar, too. There are problems  everywhere in the TS.
> Sampsa
> --- In _ ( _theos-talk@yahoogrotheos-t_ 
(   <theos-talk%theos-talk%<WBthe>, MKR
> <mkr777@...>  wrote:
> >
> > The World Congress in Rome is scheduled in  July. I am sure that many of
> the
> > General Secretaries and  others from Europe would be attending. Of 
> > due to the cost  of travel and accommodation, the attendance from rest 
> the
>  > world is not expected to be much. Rich members and others whose  travel
> > expenses are met from TS Section treasury can be expected  to attend.
> >
> > Has anyone seen the program schedule? I  hope they would address the 
> > urgent issue - membership. Aging  leadership and difficulty in 
> > younger members, if  continued, we are looking for a downward trend in
> > membership and  some sections would survive till their treasury runs 
> It
>  > is a very sad state of affairs.
> >
> > All the events  starting with the election of the President and the
> cleavage
>  > in the GC membership is slowly marring the good image the theosophy  
> TS
> > had in the world simply due to t_he dedication and  unselfishness of 
> > leaders. When they also see the attempted  secret disenfranchisement 
> to
> > seize the presidency by  a handful of GC members, it presents a very 
> > picture to  prospects. All the participants involved in the past issues
>  have
> > been silent and we have not seen any serious steps to bring  about
> > cooperation which is urgently needed. We have no idea as to  what is
> cooking
> > behind the scenes.
> >
>  > I hope the World Congress addresses urgent serious issues and not a  
> a
> > vacation like gathering for those who can  attend.
> >
> > MKR
> >
> >
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>  >

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