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Re: theos-talk Update on Krishnamurti School in TS Adyar Property

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  • Cass Silva
    Krishnamurti must be turning in his grave! Cass ... [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    Message 1 of 7 , Jan 31, 2012
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      Krishnamurti must be turning in his grave!
      Cass



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      > From: Sampsa Kuukasjärvi <sampsa.kuukasjarvi@...>
      >To: theos-talk@yahoogroups.com
      >Sent: Wednesday, 1 February 2012 5:56 AM
      >Subject: Re: theos-talk Update on Krishnamurti School in TS Adyar Property
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      >MKR, you are right that there should be more transparency concerning the
      >General Council discussions. Nevertheless, in Finland where I live, the
      >members of the TS (Adyar) get information on international administrative
      >issues of the Society pretty well.
      >
      >Of course, the Krishnamurti School is for rich people, and the Olcott
      >School for underprivileged people. However, I understood that there could
      >have been a fruitful alternative to the decision that was made: not either
      >- or, but both and. Krishnamurti School would have payed well for
      >additional lease, and maybe even the Krishnamurti School teachers might
      >have taught something to Olcott school pupils.
      >
      >It would indeed be interesting to see documents and proposals that were
      >presented to the GC members.
      >
      >Yes, Damodar Garden is TS property. It seems that the Krishnamurti School
      >made a mistake that it took the lease land granted, though the School is
      >not at all a part of the Theosophical Society. The strong lobbying that was
      >done for the School came too late.
      >
      >Sampsa
      >
      >2012/1/31 MKR <mkr777@...>
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      >> Thanks for the additional information you have provided.
      >>
      >> It is the lack of transparency and secrecy surrounding the discussions and
      >> decision on the K School in Damodar Gardens that does not help anyone,
      >> especially the members of TS.
      >>
      >> Damodar Gardens is TS property acquired from the donations of several
      >> ordinary TS members and specifically meant for the activities of
      >> Theosophical Society.
      >>
      >> For all said and done, everyone in Chennai knows K School caters to the
      >> kids of super rich and the fat cats in Chennai who support the school can
      >> surely find alternative location.
      >>
      >> Expansion of the Olcott memorial school vocational program is the best
      >> thing that can happen to the poor and needy kids from the fisherman
      >> community in Adyar who will benefit.
      >>
      >> K School knew for quite some time that the lease expires in 2014 and why
      >> they want till 2016 to move out needs explanation.
      >>
      >> Also if any documents and proposals were presented to the GC members as
      >> part of the push by K School supporters to continue the K school in Damodar
      >> Gardens, why not make them available for everyone to see so that we all can
      >> come to our own conclusions. We can also see any spinning the supporters
      >> tried to do.
      >>
      >> In all matters where money and property are involved, all kinds of politics
      >> automatically gets into it. TS is no exception.
      >>
      >> Also, it is the lack of transparency of the GC meetings that makes members
      >> to take everything with a grain of salt, after all that happened since the
      >> last International Election especially the failed ultra secret attempt by a
      >> quartet from the West to disenfranchise all the members around the world
      >> and seize control of the President.
      >>
      >> Anyone having more info on the topic is welcome to post it here or can
      >> email me off list.
      >>
      >> MKR
      >>
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