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Re: Theos-World Brahmin Caste Issue

Feb 06, 2010 08:48 AM
by Drpsionic

What we have here is a real cultural difference between Theosophists.   
Obviously, and rather oddly to me at least, the president is regarded as some  
sort of spiritual leader in India.  In the US we have never seen her that  
way, merely as an administrator who does a rather bad job of administrating, 
so  all of this is to my eyes rather ridiculous.
We have to put the election of Radha in the first place into context.   She 
really was the lesser of two evils, her opponent in that election being  
Rukmini Devi, who was, by all accounts, literally insane by that time and no 
one  wanted a member of the never-to-be-sufficiently damned Arundale bunch 
anywhere  near the job again.  Radha has proven to be a bit of a disaster and, 
 immediately after her first and disasterous visit to the US, the butt of 
some  really bad jokes and now has somehow morphed into Satan incarnate, 
which  was supposed to be my job.
Chuck the Heretic  

In a message dated 2/5/2010 4:46:17 P.M. Central Standard Time, writes:

Perhaps the cogent point is that 'he was chosen', and those that did the  
choosing saw in him an opportunity to educate him towards the goal of being  
'their next world leader'.  Well they picked the wrong Brahmin didn't  they, 
no-one can alter another person's path regardless of how much they  attempt 
to.  Bitching and moaning about any President has never had that  president 
removed, and quite frankly, all this political twoing and frowing  puts 
people off discovering whether Theosophy is for them or not.

I was  going to hold my silence but this political ramming is just adding 
to the  decaying of what Blavatsky gave us.


>From:  sadhak1008 <

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>To: _ ( _theos-talk@yahoogrotheos-t_ 
>Sent: Sat, 6 February, 2010  5:19:09 AM
>Subject: Re: Theos-World Brahmin Caste  Issue
>I would like to read exactly what she said  before jumping to conclusions 
and accusing somebody of castesim. Please post  her article if you have it.
>As far as I know, one of the  supposed requirements for the WT to manifest 
was that the body must have been  free of meat consumption for many lives. 
This need not mean a particular caste  alone is qualified but in the context 
of the last century the odds were that a  Brahmin body was more likely to 
satisfy the requirement. To say K was chosen  because of his birth (and no 
other criterion) is wrong but we need to know  what the president actually 
>---  In theos-talk@yahoogro, preethi muthiah <seeker_preethi@ ...> 
>> MKR and all,
>> To bring  you back to the point being mentioned by myself below:
>> The President of the Theosophical Society in an article called  The 
Watch-Tower published in every issue of the Theosop_hist -- which is the  
official organ of the President of the TS -- mentioned that JK was chosen  because 
of his Brahmin birth to be a World Teacher.
>>  So what is a casteist person like Mrs Radha Burnier doing as President 
of an  international organization whose First Object is the creation of a 
nucleus of  the Universal Brotherhood of humanity irrespective of Class, 
Caste, Race,  Creed etc.? Don't you think it a little strange that even today 
despite all  her untheosophical activities she is given the power and authority 
she has and  holds?
>> Fraternally
>>  Preethi

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