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Re: theos-talk Re: Adyar Convention Bulletin - Dec 27, 2010 (Second Day)

Dec 27, 2010 07:46 AM
by MKR

I am glad that you enjoy the bulletins. But for this list, there is no
publicity about them to members from the sections - as usual it is to their
interests to have uninformed members!!!!

I would like some member who is attending to blog about other interesting
episodes and events. Since the bulletin is an official one, it is very
constrained in what can be put in it. However, it is an improvement over
what was available to members world-wide in spite of Internet availability
over a decade.

The next important development I would welcome would be live streaming of
the lectures, like what was done at Rome. It is the way to go. Hope the
movers and shakers at Adyar recognize all the good it can bring.

Communication with members, both at Section level and International, needs
immediate attention. In the past, months after events crumbs trickle to
members and most do not seem to care and it worked to the advantage of the

With Internet and communication capabilities, world has changed. Hope
theosophical organizations see the bare truth and respond to it. A recent
example was the uploading of early issues of Theosophist and Lucifer at the

This was accomplished by the efforts of a couple of dedicated volunteers (no
direct or indirect funding) and it just took couple of weeks from start to
finish. I think it is a lesson about what a couple of dedicated volunteers
can achieve and in Internet world, the power has moved from organizations to
individuals; and it is due to a few individuals that major social and
spiritual changes have taken place in the world - not due to money and big


On Mon, Dec 27, 2010 at 9:26 AM, thalprin <> wrote:

> Thanks for forwarding these links. I'm enjoying the Daily Bulletins very
> much. These messages, lectures, comments are very encouraging that Theosophy
> may yet, and regardless, be able to accomplish its work. Certainly, there
> are or appear to be people at this gathering with a genuine sincerity and
> the best of intentions to do so and that counts for a lot -
> Terrie
> --- In <>, MKR
> <mkr777@...> wrote:
> >
> > Eight page Daily Bulletin for the second day of the Convention is on the
> > Adyar website and is informative and would be welcomed by everyone.
> >
> > It contains summaries of talks by:
> >
> > Linda Oliveira
> > John Vorstermans
> > S Sundaram
> > R C Tampi
> > Chong Sanne
> >
> > There is also a list of General Secretaries and representatives attending
> > the convention. The attendance this year is much better than last year
> > (especially from the West) and we will have to see what critical
> decisions
> > were taken at the General Council meeting held on December 25. As usual,
> no
> > one has so far has said anything about what happened in the meeting.
> >
> > Bulletin has a summary of activities in various countries. Two things
> that
> > jumped out were the fact that Indian Section now has 12,597 members and
> that
> > the Section has several National Lecturers and others visiting Lodges.
> >
> > Considering the fact that Indian Section does not have much funds, this
> is
> > commendable. The National Lecturer visits may have significant role in
> the
> > continuing membership growth of the Indian Section compared to continuing
> > shrinking of membership in countries outside India.
> >
> > For example, in San Antonio, Texas, (7th largest city in USA) where I
> live,
> > we have never seen any National Lecturer nor the National President for
> > years. This in spite of the fact that the American Section is one of the
> > richest.
> >
> > Yesterday I commented about the need for the bulletin to have news about
> > other interesting events happening at Adyar on the second day of
> Convention.
> > I hope, future bulletins would address this.
> >
> > Overall, you will enjoy reading the bulletin which can be accessed at:
> >
> > <
> >
> > >
> >
> > M K Ramadoss
> >
> >
> > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> >

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