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Inner Founders' Guidance of TS and Theosophical Movement

Aug 02, 2011 07:29 AM
by MKR

One question on which there have been much differences in opinion is whether
the Adepts who are the real Founders of TS and launching of theosophical
movement continue to be involved in the affairs. In the early days, the
connection was through HPB and Olcott. Couple with this is the many letters
received from them by many theosophists. The known last letter was received
in 1900 by Annie Besant and it was nine years since HPB passed away.
Ordinary members have no idea if there were subsequent letters from Them
which have never been mentioned.

The recent book by Joseph Ross - Krotona, Theosophy and Krishnamurti is the
only account of the private correspondence between well known leaders and
occultists during the years 1927-1931.

The book is pricey and there are not many sources from which it can be
purchased. The publishers, putting on the hat of MBAs have concentrated on
selling the book rather than concentrating on disseminating very valuable
and important information that the book contains. I have publicly argued for
release of a pdf version on the Internet with a suggested donation of a
couple of dollars which can go to the author. The incremental cost of
publishing a pdf file is zero.

The key fact that comes out of the book is the evidence that the Inner
Founders are very much involved in the guiding the TS on critical issues.
This is a very important contribution made by Joseph Ross and he should be
congratulated and I am sure that there are many âold timersâ who may not be
happy and wanted all the private correspondence never see the light of the

The fact of continued guidance of the Inner Founders is very important for
theosophists as well as the elected leaders. Even though TS is formally
organized as a legal entity in various countries as well as India, the
owners are still the Inner Founders. So before anyone thinks of meddling
with its objects or its structure they have to keep this important fact in
mind. In the past several attempts have been made to tinker with the objects
as well as the structure and the correspondence shows that the Inner
Founders have intervened to make their views clearly known. The past leaders
have of course, immediately acceded to the views of Founders.

We all saw the spectacle of what was attempted in the last International
Election as well as the  unsuccessful attempt to seize control of the
Presidency. If Rossâ book had been published five years ago, those âleadersâ
who were active in the election events and the subsequent attempt to seize
the control of Presidency would perhaps have wised up before acts they were
engaged in. In recent days, we have not seen most them and they seems to
have disappeared from the theosophical scene for one reason or another.

Even with the continued decline in membership outside India, we have reason
to be optimistic about the long time future of TS, simply because of the
continued interest that the Inner Founders have in TS and Theosophical


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