The Theosophical Society (Adyar)

Open Letter

By Jan Nicolaas Kind

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Dear friends,

On Saturday January 11 the names of the candidates running for the position of International President of the TS Adyar were published.

Tim Boyd and Chaganti V. K. Maithreya are on the ballot. The TS Adyar is in a fortunate position now to have two candidates of this caliber.

This is truly a historical occasion, and the next months are going to be decisive for the TS Adyar and Theosophy. Both candidates will play an important role, no matter who the winner ultimately will be.

Knowing them rather well, I want to make use of this opportunity to share with you that I'm confident that the candidates won't become opponents in the negative sense of the word. It's clear that both of them have pros but also cons, both of them have excellent qualities that can certainly benefit our beloved Society; those qualities have to be utilized to the fullest extent.

We need to be aware however and there are lessons to be learnt from the previous election.

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We all can positively contribute to what lies before us. These elections do not concern only the two contenders, we're all in this together, so we must all pull our weight. Erroneously downgraded by some, the importance of what happens on the Internet should never be underestimated. In this day and age websites and blogs play vital roles in daily lives, and extra caution is needed at all times; recently revolutions have started and governments have fallen due to the impact of what happens in cyberspace. Obviously transparency is a must, but one needs to be discriminative to separate the sense from utter nonsense.

I call on all to send both Tim and Maithreya your good thoughts, wishing them Strength, Light, and Wisdom.

Jan Nicolaas Kind
Editor-in-chief, Theosophy Forward

Last update: January 2014
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