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Re: Living conditions in Adyar in 30s

Oct 01, 2012 06:24 PM
by fernandosob

"Can you imagine the living and conditions in India when HPB and Olcott moved to India more than a century ago?"
The life was hard. Great merit.

thanks MKR.


--- In, ".:." <mkr777@...> wrote:
> Apparently, living in Adyar has its own difficulties for visitors from the
> West. Here is a quote from the recent book - Krotona 6 by Joseph Ross.
> â??Betty Warrington seems to be the "Lady Bountiful" at Adyar. She has
> organized her home as a real American kitchen, an unheard ofthing at Adyar.
> It can not have been an easy job to train a couple ofIndian cooks to
> American kitchen methods for there can hardly be two things more unlike,
> and sends around to those new arrivals who are a bit under the weather most
> of the time baskets of lifesaving sustenance. It is not only that Indian
> foods are different but the climate evidently has much to do with being ill
> most ofthe time. Betty keeps an alert eye on the Adyar sick list.â??
> [Betty Warrington is the wife of A P Warrington. He is from the USA and in
> 1930s lived at Adyar and was the International Vice President.]
> Even today, we hear of complaints from would be volunteers about the living
> conditions in Adyar as compared to what they are in the West. Can you
> imagine the living and conditions in India when HPB and Olcott moved to
> India more than a century ago? In addition, in the early days many from the
> West worked and traveled in India and Adyar as theosophical volunteers. All
> these pioneers, were fired with the enthusiasm about what Theosophy can do
> to the world, that none of them ever complained. We should also appreciate
> the very high confidence in the judgement of their Teachers led Olcott and
> HPB to move to India from the USA. When you look at the sacrifices they
> made for theosophy and TS, it makes one feel very humble on one hand and
> feel highly grateful on the other from bringing theosophy to us.
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

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