GOD SAVE THE THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY
From Dictatorship and Terrorism
We have learnt that the THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY, Adyar, is on the occult map of the INNER HIERARCHY and it is expected to prepare the Sixth Root Race. This is a wonderful opportunity and a privilege and all the members are required to perform their duties, with a great sense of responsibility.
We need not elaborate all the achievements of the T.S., but one of the most important contributions known to very few members is worth mentioning here. The thinking moulded by the T.S. resulted in guiding U.N.O. to have one of its objects almost identical to the first object of the T.S. Most of the students of occult science are aware of the disintegrating forces which always try to spoil good work and break our unity. We can unknowingly and easily be made a channel of these evil forces when we too behave in a negligent manner with pride, dishonesty and greed for power and post. Recently, most unfortunately, deplorable incidents occur at Adyar due to utter partiality, conceit and most irresponsible behaviour of some of our T.S. Officers.
It is a matter of very deep regret that even senior members of the T.S., at times completely lose their reasoning and integrity and indulge in shocking malpractices and fraud, openly encouraged by a few Adyar Officers.
One of the fundamental teachings given by the Master or the Wisdom to his pupil is - “BETWEEN RIGHT AND WRONG OCCULTISM KNOWS NO COMPROMISE. AT WHATEVER APPARENT COST, THAT WHICH IS RIGHT YOU MUST DO, THAT WHICH IS WRONG YOU MUST NOT DO, NO MATTER WHAT THE IGNORANT MAY THINK OR SAY … FIRM AS A ROOK WHERE RIGHT AND WRONG ARE CONCERNED, YIELD ALWAYS TO OTHERS IN THINGS WHICH DO NOT MATTER.”
For the sake of the T.S. for many years, we tolerated fooling, cheating and mischief played by a clique of unbrotherly members in Bombay with full backing of some Adyar Officers, and now we write this circular for the good of the T.S. and to prevent it from further deterioration.
As many members and sympathisers request us to let them know the facts, we mention salient points with great anguish and shame, for the welfare of our T.S. and Co-Freemasonry and request you to form your own judgement. “INACTION IN A DEED OF MERCY IS AN ACTION IN A DEADLY SIN,” says The Voice of The Silence. By conniving at a sin or fraud, with vested interest, we evidently commit more sins.
If not all, at least many of us in the T.S. must be honest, bold, sensible and make sacrifice to right the wrong without fear of any authority and oppose the falsehood, dictatorship and terrorism, with goodwill for all and ill-will against none.
The Toddywalla family is serving the T.S. devotedly and commendably, as openly acknowledged in several letters and reports, for the last 37 years and now all of a sudden a vile accusation of "continuous misbehaviour" is leveled against Bro. Rusi Toddywalla and he is dismissed from Co-Freemasonry and E.S.T. and Sis. Parinaz Toddywalla and myself are suspended from E.S.T. just by a stroke of a pen without any rhyme or reason and without any prescribed just and fair inquiry. Under these circumstances most unwillingly we are compelled to give a short curriculum vitae of the family.
Late Sis. Homai Toddywalla was the President and Secretary of Bombay Theosophical Federation and Blavatsky Lodge for several years. It was she who revived Theosophical Order of Service in Bombay and was the Regional Secretary for 17 years. With the help and guidance of her husband she expanded many activities of the T.O.S. and made it one of the strongest sections of the world. She was Sponsorship Administrator of Save the Children Fund London and helped the poor and sick and worked diligently for the education and welfare of 525 poor children and their families. She was the Secretary of International Order of Round Table in India and also the Secretary of Humane Education Committee of Bombay, Humanitarian League and Past Master of Lodge Rising Star Bombay, Co-Freemasonic Order.
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Bro. Rusi Toddywalla has devoted his whole life to the T.S. He was also the President and Secretary of Bombay Theosophical Federation and Blavatsky Lodge for many years. For the last 37 years he helps Adyar and Varanasi T.S. in various fields. He was the Chairman of Bombay T.S. Centenary Committee, Chairman of Blavatsky Lodge Centenary Committee, Chairman of B.T.F. Golden Jubilee Committee. Late Bro. John Coats published a special Report on first page of "The Theosophist" of December 1979 for the Bombay Centenary Conference well organised by late Sis. Homai and Bro. Rusi Toddywalla. He was leader of Indian Delegation to New York for T.S. Centenary in 1975, and leader of Indian Delegation to Pakistan for Indo Pacific T.S. Conference in 1985. He was the Chief Knight for India of International Order of Round Table and Past Master of the Lodge Rising Star Bombay, Co-Freemasonic Order. At present he is the President of Theosophical Order of Service, Bombay Region. He is also appointed Chief Administrator of Save the Children Fund London for Bombay Region which gets Rs. six and a half lacs every year from London for education and welfare of our poor children and their families. He was closely connected with late Krishnaji for 30 years and was mainly instrumental in reviving late Krishnaji’s connections with the T.S. As suggested by late Krishnaji, he helped Sis. Radha Burnier to be elected the International President of the T.S. in 1980. He has to his credit special letters of appreciation from late Bro. N. Sri Ram, late Bro. John Coats, late Sis. Rukmini Devi, Sis. Radha Burnier and also from the Governors of Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu.
Sis. Parinaz Toddywalla was the President of Unity Youth Lodge and Leading Knight of Maitreja Round Table. At present she is the Secretary of Unity Youth Lodge and Regional Secretary of T.O.S. Bombay. She is a very good organisor and conducts Youth Day in Annual T.O.S. Colloquium very efficiently. She is also a Co-Freemason.
Sister Freny Toddywalla was the Secretary of Radiance Lodge for many years, also the Secretary of Blavatsky Lodge and Assistant Secretary of Bombay Theosophical Federation. At present she is the Vice President of T.O.S. Bombay and works for all T.O.S. activities and for S.C.F. London Sponsorship-project. She ardently works for the poor and the suffering throughout the year.
For maintaining decorum of the T.S. and respect of the members concerned at present, while explaining all the facts, instead of mentioning full names we will only use the words ‘the clique' while referring to our unbrotherly members creating troubles in the T S. and CO-Freemasonry. We sincerely pray that we will not be compelled to write another letter with true copies of the correspondence or the relevant excerpts of our post Records, Reports, Minutes and Circulars which are very disgraceful.
Twenty-five years ago Bro. Rusi was the Chief Knight for India of the International Order of the Round Table for six years. The Indian Section of the Round Table which was practically dormant, at that time, was made one of the strongest sections of the world. Purely, out of jealousy, the same Clique played revolting mischief, tried to challenge constitutional and legal elections, had litigation for three years and then unconditionally surrendered and accepted all the facts and the truth which they tried to defy for three years. What was the result? As soon as the truth prevailed, late Sis. Homai and Bro. Rusi backed out. ‘The Clique' ruined this strong section and now it is struggling for existence. At that time, deplorably, the then O.H. of the E.S.T. was totally misled. At the instigation of 'the clique', he asked Bro. Rusi to refrain from attending E.S. meetings. As soon as he realised his mistake he wrote "I have very good feelings for (Bro. Rusi) and appreciate his sincerity and I accept that he is acting out of very good intentions (for this issue)." 'The Clique' publicised to members and non-members the former part of the incident and concealed the latter to malign our family.
History repeats itself after 20 years. Three years ago when Bro. Rusi was the President of Blavatsky Lodge, ‘the Clique’ created troubles and as usual started misleading members for an absurd demand of 'Blanket Permission' for dinner parties of Co-Freemasonic Lodges in the premises of Blavatsky Lodge. Entire Managing Committee unanimously refused to give 'Blanket Permission’. This was followed by mischief in the Masonic Lodge. Then in the year 1986 we had to encounter rowdyism in the meeting of Adyar Day Celebration by the members of 'the Clique' who had instigated some more members. As pre-planned some started shouting and tried to disrupt the meeting of Adyar Day Celebration Programme and about 15 of them walked out. But about 26 wise and loyal members remained seated and then we managed to conduct the
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meeting peacefully. This incident was reported to the Adyar Officer who objected to the word ‘rowdysm’ used by us and accused us of 'unbrotherly language not conducive to smooth functioning of the organisation’, but deliberately connived at the whole unpleasant and disgraceful incident because it was 'brotherly’! and 'most conducive to smooth functioning of the organisation'! These facts are recorded in the minutes confirmed in the meeting of the Managing Committee of Blavatsky Lodge.
We all are sinners but when a sinner refuses to make amends the greatest punishment he sets is that he involves himself in more sins and wickedness and invites greater troubles and sufferings.
Bro. Rusi, Sis. Parinaz and their legal advisers wrote many letters and complaints to Lodge Rising Star Bombay and Adyar Officers. All the letters are sent either by Registered A.D. Post or Hand Delivery. However, mischief and defiance continued. It went to the extent of playing fraud with records and destruction of the minutes with open and full support of Adyar Officers.
Most shocking and filthy usage of abuses (Which are too indecent to be mentioned here) by the members of 'the Clique' and even a physical assault on one of us were overlooked. All these acts according to Adyar Officers are 'brotherly'! and 'conducive to smooth functioning of the organisation'!
The worst possible mischief played by the members of 'the Clique' is that they make false statements, spread rumours and mislead innocent members and sympathisers in Bombay, Varanasi, Adyar and whole of India to malign our family and also state that Bro. Rusi has started litigation (concealing the facts for starting the litigation) and that we harass the members of 'the Clique'. They suppressed all the facts, relevant correspondence and minutes demanded by us for the last two years.
Approximately 25 letters were written to Lodge Rising Star, Bombay and Adyar Officers to stop this sort of mischief in a spiritual organization like T. S. and Co-Freemasonry. Adyar Officers were convinced of all these malpractices, yet instead of controlling the culprits, once again they fully backed the mischief-makers and on the contrary accused Bro. Rusi of ‘divulging Masonic secrets’, and threatened action against him. We made one more and final attempt to settle the matter amicably. Then we warned them that we would take necessary action to establish justice and fair play which might result in horrible consequences for those abusing power and position in a spiritual movement. The motivated accusation of 'divulging Masonic secrets' was exposed by Bro. Rusi who also informed that most reluctantly and regrettably he would be compelled to file a suit against them. There was no reply for four months. The day he started litigation against the Bombay 'Clique' the Adyar Officer arbitrarily and malafidely dismissed him from the Lodge Rising Star Bombay with vile and highly derogatory allegation of 'continuous misbehaviour' without any enquiry whatsoever. This was most unconstitutional, contrary to the fundamental rules of natural justice and amounted to contempt of the Court.
Not only this but also this purported illegal order was circulated, read and recorded in all the Masonic Lodges of India and whole of Eastern Federation with utter contempt of the Court.
He wanted to write a complaint to Supreme Council in Paris but the address was not given to him in spite of his repeated requests for the last two years. This address was received only last month when his Advocate sent one more notice to the Adyar Officer. Considering all the above facts, the Supreme Council would have surely given him redress after making an investigation and he would have avoided the litigation. But due to time-limit factor this cannot be done now.
We mention one more mischief of Bombay Clique. They wrote to us that T.O.S. articles would be thrown out from Blavatsky Lodge premises due to complications created by them and just because we happen to be Officers of T.O.S. Bombay. Correspondence exchanged between the Secretaries of Blavatsky Lodge and T.O.S. is worth to be perused and pondered over.
As if this was not enough, Adyar Officer dismisses Bro. Rusi and suspends Sis. Parinaz and myself from E. S. T. most deplorably and arbitrarily and that too wrongfully through a member of Bombay , without any rhyme or reason. E.S. is once again used as a pistol to attack those who expose mischief. It is apparently a mean attempt to malign and annihilate our whole family with spite and venom. What would you do under these circumstances?
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This time we wrote a letter to Adyar Officer one hundred percent in the interest of T.S. and Co-Freemasonry, requesting the Adyar Officer to settle these differences amicably, but there was no reply. We also met the Officer when we were at Adyar, but of no avail, and the mischief goes on.
We also met and wrote to other Officers at Adyar and convinced them about the fooling and cheating being enforced in the T.S., but nobody could correct this Officer. When necessary a surgeon has to use his knife, appearing to be cruel but definitely kind to remove the rot and cure the dreadful disease. Similarly as there is no other alternative left for us, most reluctantly and regrettably we will now be forced to file a suit against Adyar Officer. We will willingly withdraw this litigation as soon as this mischief stops in our spiritual organisation and justice is done to us.
Most of the above facts are on records in black and white and even confessed by the 'Clique members'. Few dishonest tactics such as duping the Police Constable, evading Summons etc., are also on the records of the Court. All our Correspondence, Circulars, Records, Reports and Minutes are open for inspection.
Unfortunately, our true and appropriate words like 'fraud', 'cheating' and 'malpractice' are considered unbrotherly and not conducive to smooth functioning of T.S. and Co-Freemasonry, but vulgar abuses of 'the clique', physical assault and ACTIONS OF FRAUD AND CHEATING ARE DEEMED 'BROTHERLY' AND 'CONDUCIVE TO SMOOTH FUNCTIONING OF OUR T. S.'
May we learn our lessons from the undesirable past, make sincere efforts to make amends and once again work with harmony, understanding, integrity and a sense of responsibility TO SPREAD THE MESSAGE OF THEOSOPHY, LOVE AND BROTHERHOOD, TO FULFIL HIS PLAN OF EVOLUTION.
With good wishes to you and all,
(F. R. Toddywalla)
17th February, 1992
GOD SAVE THE THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY
From amazing fraud and cheating by Adyar-Officers
Facts and figures of fraud, perjury and Contempt of Hon’ble High Court
Let us act before it is too late and before Adyar administration collapses.
Today is ADYAR DAY. May the blessings of the GREAT ONES and ADYAR be on us all. “Into this THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY of the Divine Wisdom, the whole INNER HIERARCHY sends forth the stream of Their abounding Love and Strength, in order that the whole world may receive Their benediction. Such is our privilege, responsibility and trust - the helping forward of the Spiritual life of the world”, said Dr. Annie Besant. Our Spiritual and sacred Adyar was considered to be the Masters I Home and the Spiritual Reservoir for the upliftment of mankind. Today most unfortunately it is being sullied and polluted by fraud, corruption, dishonesty, conceit and selfishness. It was expected that Adyar, Bombay and Varanasi would form a spiritual triangle to enable MOTHER INDIA and, the THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY to be powerful channels for the work of the MASTERS OF THE WISDOM, but most regretfully Bombay failed and this plan flopped.
We had sent a circular-letter dated 17-1-1988 to some of our members under the Caption “God save the Theosophical Society from Dictatorship and Terrorism” without mentioning the names of mischief-makers for the dignity and decorum of the Theosophical Society. We received many encouraging replies from other sections but there was not a single reply from Adyar Officers, the members concerned and the clique involved in the mischief as they did not dare to refute our charges.
We are most regretfully being compelled to write another newsletter for the following four main reasons:-
(1) Fraud and cheating are carried on unabatedly by a few Adyar-Officers in collusion with some members of Bombay Theosophical Federation.
(2) Not only are our good members denied the right to know the truth and facts when they make enquiries, but also they are totally misled by false reports and even bullied by the clique to keep quiet. Hence, our members request us to acquaint them with the true facts and to explain them all the details. Members of the clique are suppressing relevant correspondence, minutes and records being demanded by us for the last six years. Truth never needs to hide or suppress anything at all. The underhand devious and indirect actions of the clique, expose their malafides fully.
(3) The members of the clique blame us for opposing their mal practices and for starting litigation against them. They conceal the facts and mislead innocent members and spread rumours with dishonest remarks that it is we who harass them.
(4) Our patience, tolerance, endurance, leniency and our dozens of offers for settlement and friendship are mistaken to be our weakness.
Col. Olcott emphasised that fight for truth has never harmed a good cause, nor has moral cowardice ever helped a bad one. Now, in the interest of the T.S. we give below facts and figures of horrifying fraud, cheating, suppression and destruction of records, fabrication of minutes, bogus minutes at times with dishonest nasty, remarks, duping police constable, perjury, twisting, defying and flouting the orders with the gross Contempt of the Hon’ble High Court etc. Most of these misdeeds are noted in black and white and are also on the records of the Hon’ble High Court of Bombay.
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History repeats itself after 25 years. Seven years ago when Bro. Rusi was the President of Blavatsky Lodge, the Clique, especially Bro. Khurshed Sanjana and Sis. Dhun Bottlewalla created troubles and as usual started misleading members for an absurd demand of 'Blanket Permission' for dinner parties of Co-Freemasonic Lodges in the premises of Blavatsky Lodge. The entire Managing Committee of Blavatsky Lodge unanimously refused to give 'Blanket Permission’. Then in the year 1986 we had to encounter rowdyism at the meeting of Adyar Day Celebration by members of ‘the Clique' who had instigated some more members. As pre-arranged some started shouting and tried to disrupt the meeting of Adyar Day Celebration Programme and about 15 of them walked out. But about 26 wise and loyal members remained seated and then we managed to conduct the meeting peacefully. This incident was reported to Sis. Radha Burnier who objected to our appropriate words 'rowdyism', 'cheating' and 'malpractice' and accused us of 'unbrotherly language not conducive to smooth functioning of the organisation', but deliberately connived at this whole unpleasant and disgraceful incident and their vulgar abuses and actual actions of fraud and cheating because according to Sis. Radha these are 'brotherly’! and ‘most conducive to smooth functioning of the organisation'! This incident of February 17, 1986, was recorded in the minutes confirmed in the meeting of the Managing Committee of Blavatsky Lodge. This was followed by mischief in Lodge Rising Star of Co-Freemasonry.
As soon as Bro. Rusi opposed these unconstitutional, illegal and fraudulent tactics, Sis. Radha first made vile and whimsical allegations against him of divulging masonic secrets and for using unbrotherly language for dismissing Bro. Rusi. When this mischief was exposed and frustrated, Sis. Radha with spite dismissed Bro. Rusi from Co-Freemasonry with a defamatory allegation of 'Continuous misbehaviour' and then vindicatively dismissed him also from E.S.T. With unmitigated venom she dismissed his wife Freny and daughter Parinaz also from E.S.T. without any rhyme or reason and without a single word of explanation. Previously this was supposed to be suspension for one year but now it is permanent dismissal. Sis. Radha most deplorably involved whole of Adyar, T.S., E.S.T. and T.O.S. in this mischief, fraud and cheating.
We reluctantly give a short curriculum vitae of Bro. Rusi Toddywalla who has devoted his whole life to the T.S. and is working for the good of the T.S. for the last forty two years. He was the President and Secretary of Bombay Theosophical Federation and Blavatsky Lodge for many years. For the last 42 years he helps Adyar and Varanasi T.S. in various fields. He was the Chairman of Bombay T. S. Centenary Committee, Chairman of Blavatsky Lodge Centenary Committee, Chairman of B.T. F. Golden Jubilee Committee. Late Bro. John Coats published a special Report on first page of "The Theosophist" of December 1979 for the Bombay Centenary Conference well organised by late Sis. Homai and Bro. Rusi Toddywalla. He was leader of Indian Delegation to New York for T.S. Centenary in 1975, and leader of Indian Delegation to Pakistan for Indo-Pacific T.S. Conference in 1985. He was the Chief Knight for India of the International Order of Round Table and Past Master of the Lodge Rising Star Bombay, Co-Freemasonic Order. At present he is the President of Theosophical Order of Service, Bombay Region. He is also appointed Chief Administrator by Save the Children Fund, London, for Bombay Region which gets approximately Rs. eleven and a half lacs every year from London for education and welfare of our poor children and their families. He was closely connected with late Krishnaji for 30 years and was mainly instrumental in reviving late Krishnaji's connection with the T.S. As suggested by late Krishnaji he helped Sis. Radha Burnier to be elected the International President of the T.S. in 1980. He has to his credit special letters of appreciation from late Bro. N Sri Ram, late Bro. John Coats, late Sis. Rukmini Devi, Sis. Radha Burnier and also from the Governors of Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and other dignitaries.
We may humbly mention here that our daughter Parinaz Gandhi is the President of Unity Youth Lodge and the Leading Knight of Maitreya Round Table. She is the Secretary of T.O.S. Bombay. She is a very good organiser and conducts I Youth Day Programme at annual T.O.S. Colloquium very efficiently. She is also a Co-Freemason. The undersigned was the Secretary
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of Blavatsky Lodge and Jt. Secretary of Bombay Theosophical Federation. At present she is the Vice-President of T.O.S. Bombay and ardently works for all T.O.S. activities and also for Save the Children Fund, London Sponsorship Project.
There was also an attempt to dismiss the whole family from the T.S. and indirectly a ridiculous notice was given in the Journal of the Indian Section T.S. - ‘Indian Theosophist’ of December 1987. Also with the backing of Sis. Radha, our T.O.S. activities are banned at Blavatsky Lodge, Bombay , because we are the office-bearers. This malicious conduct, fooling and cheating of Sis. Radha has no parallel in the history of the T.S. Once again E.S.T. is used as a pistol to attack those who oppose and expose misdeeds and high - handed illegal activities. A bout thirty years ago during Round Table controversy, unfortunately the then Outerhead of E.S.T. who was misled at the instigation of the clique asked Bro. Rusi to refrain from attending E.S. Meetings. He very soon realised his mistake and wrote “I have very good feelings for him (Bro. Rusi) and appreciate his sincerity and accept that he is acting out of very good intentions (for this issue)”. The Clique publicised to members and non-members the former part of the incident and concealed the latter to malign our family. It is pertinent to mention here that during the Round Table affair the clique unconditionally surrendered and accepted all the facts and truth which they tried to defy for three years. This strong Indian Section of the Round Table after the mischief is now struggling for existence.
After the mischief in Co-Freemasonry our Advocate Shri Shujatali Vakil wrote two more letters, one dated 8/3/1991 and a reminder dated 17/6/1991 but there was no reply to these two letters. We reproduce below the letter dated 8/3/1991 which is self-explanatory. We have deleted the lengthy addresses of the persons to whom c.c. is sent due to lack of space and as these addresses are redundant.
Mrs. Radha Burnier,
M. P. G. C. International Co-Freemasonry Eastern Federation,
C/o Theosophical Society, Adyar, Madras - 600 020.
March 8, 1991.
Ref : - Your fraud, perjury, and gross contempt of Court
for defying orders of the Hon. High Court, Bombay.
H.S. Appeal No.33/91 & Suit No.441/88
On behalf of my client, Shri Rusi M. Toddywalla, I have to write to you as under: -
(1) My client has very patiently and tolerantly encountered your fraud, duping and deception in collusion with Shri Khurshed Sanjana and your clique for the last 6 years. My client who has devoted his whole life to Co-Freemasonry and its parent-body the Theosophical Society takes extraordinary care, not to disgrace these Spiritual Organisations by opposing your above wrong doing, with great restraint and not taking harsh steps against you. You therefore go on exploiting his leniency and his love and care for these Spiritual Organisations. There is a limit to everything.
(2) In two distinct orders the Hon’ble High Court of Bombay has established all the rights of my client as a Co-Freemason and it was confessed and proved that Rule No. 79 did not exist at all when the injunction order was passed on 2.7.1990 in my client’s Notice of Motion.
(3) On oath you most dishonestly and fraudulently mentioned in your Written Statement that Rule 79 was added in the meeting of the Governing Body held in December 1986. (Date is not mentioned). You have made a further deceitful statement that this Rule 79 was also approved by the Supreme Council. The Supreme Council has refused to confirm that Rule 79 was approved by
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it. Moreover on 29.1.1991 it was admitted by you through your Advocate, in the Court that Rule 79 was not in force on the strength of which you had passed an illegal unconstitutional and fraudulent dismissal order. This is clear perjury and a criminal offence. Also in your Written Statement on oath at one place you state that you withdrew all the privileges of my client as a Co-Freemason in your capacity as the Representative of the Supreme Council and in the same statement you later on mention that this was done by the Consistory Council. You have most dishonestly shamelessly and fraudulently added that this dismissal order and the decision of the Consistory Council were subsequently ratified and approved by the Supreme Council. There are also other dishonest and contradictory statements including fabrication of exhibits in the appeal made by you without any sense of right and wrong and integrity and also amounting to serious perjury.
(4) You have also made some highly defamatory and false statements against my client such as 'divulging of masonic secrets’ by him, 'continuous misbehaviour’, ‘habit of quarrelling with others’, ‘making allegations against the chair-person’, etc. My client demands an immediate and an unconditional apology from you before 16.3.1991 about your highly defamatory allegations and a solemn declaration that henceforth your mischief and all your illegal and fraudulent actions against him will be stopped immediately and completely. My client reserves his rights to file a defamation suit and claim heavy damages against you and your clique.
(5) I also place it on record that my client and I have written and sent to you and to Consistory Council, Adyar, of which you are the Chair-person, about thirteen letters including the copies of the letters addressed to Smt. Mehroo Govadia and others. There is not a single reply to these letters in which my client had repeatedly demanded from you, Shri Khurshed Sanjana and other members compliance of High Court Order and had warned you to stop your and your clique’s underhand actions and wrongful subterfuges and tactics, flouting Hon’ble High Court Order which have made the Contempt of Court committed more serious and reprehensible. In these letters my client always extended his hand of friendship and urged you all to stop this sort of deception and improper tactics in Spiritual Organisations. In spite of this you thwarted all his attempts of friendship and by your own conduct unequivocally admitted your guilt.
(6) Now I record that as established above. you and Shri Khurshed Sanjana have evidently instigated and intimidated members of the three Craft Lodges in Bombay to abort their meetings. Lodge Rising Star No. 142 Bombay has aborted eight consecutive meetings including the meeting of 1.10.1990 and the meeting of 10.0.2.1991 by fraudulent and underhand tactics, even after the order of the original Court and subsequently even after the order of the Appeal Court.
(7) I once again draw your attention that according to the Constitution even change of time, date, place, and much more failure of holding a regular meeting by a Lodge, must be intimated to the Representative of Supreme Council that is yourself, or to the Administrator General, Consistory Council, Adyar, Without any exception and on eight consecutive occasions. we have recorded this underhand mischief and deception played by you and your clique but neither you nor the Secretary, Consistory Council, has dared to give an y reply to these warnings. This proves without any shadow of doubt that you, members of your Consistory Council, Shri Khurshed Sanjana and your clique are bent upon playing havoc in Co-Freemasonry and its parent-body The Theosophical Society which has no parallel in the history of these Spiritual Organisations.
(8) In some of my client's letters addressed to the Secretary Consistory Council, and the three Lodges, my client had specifically demanded correspondence exchanged between Consistory Council and the three Craft-Lodges of Bombay at Blavatsky Lodge regarding the failure of holding regular meetings. So far, you, Consistory Council, nor Lodges in Bombay have complied with this demand. This is one more cogent proof about your collusion with Shri Khurshed Sanjana and your clique for aborting meetings with deception, fraud, cheating and underhand tactics. I demand the relevant copies of the correspondence exchanged between you and the respective Lodges be furnished to me before 15.3.1991.
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(9) My client gives you this last warning to put an end totally to these sort of malpractices in the interest of Co-Freemasonry and its parent-body the Theosophical Society, and not to deprive my client or deny him his rights which even have been clearly established, clearly declared and pronounced in the solemn orders of the Hon’ble the High Court of Bombay both in the original Court as also in the Appeal on your own open confession and admission of your own wrong committed by you. As usual my client once again extends his hand of friendship and co-operation to work in true masonic spirit of brotherhood and love. Your failure to comply with the Hon. High Court Orders and my client I s legitimate demands will reluctantly compel my client to file criminal and civil proceedings against you and others involved in this mischief, deception and fraud at your and their risk as to all costs, and will also claim heavy damages and you will have only yourself to thank for all consequences.
Yours truly, Sd/-
Shujatali G. Vakil Advocate
Encl: As above
(1) Grand Secretary
Supreme Council, International Co-Freemasonry
First Mrs. Burnier and Mr. Khurshed Sanjana instigated and intimidated innocent and ignorant members of Lodge Rising Star, 142, Bombay and then also Lodge Saint Germain 102, and Lodge Service 124, to abort meetings so as to prevent my client from attending any meeting in Bombay .
Now I ask you to ensure due compliance by Mrs. Burnier and others with the High Court Order of 29.1.1991 wherein once again all the rights of my client as a Co-Freemason are established and it was confessed and proved that Rule 79 did not exist. In my above letter I have explained all the facts, malpractices, deception and fraud played by Mrs. Burnier, Mr. Khurshed Sanjana and others. In the interest of the Spiritual organisation like Co-Freemasonry, I ask you once to give strict orders to Mrs. Burnier not to disgrace the whole organisation by her deceitful, fraudulent, unconstitutional and illegal actions. If even now she continues her improper tactics, deception, and mischief, please make sure that she is totally stripped of her power which she grossly abuses, failing which my client will be compelled to take drastic steps against Mrs. Burnier and others which will unnecessarily, involve you and drag you too in serious trouble.
(2) Smt. Mehroo Govadia,
Secretary Lodge Rising Star No.142, Bombay.
I am writing a separate letter to you and attaching a copy of the same to Mrs. Burnier and all concerned.
(3) Miss Homai Master,
Secretary, Lodge St. Germain No.102, Bombay.
(4) Kum. Nargish Kapadia,
Secretary, Lodge Service No.124, Bombay.
It is indeed unfortunate that instead of opposing the deception and mischief played by Smt. Burnier and Shri Khurshed Sanjana, you are colluding with their fraud and deception and you are cancelling your regular meetings also and thereby make yourself liable for Court’s Censure and punishment and inviting Contempt of Court proceedings on yourself which will be at your risk as to all costs and consequences. I also once again demand the relevant correspondence exchanged between you and Consistory Council regarding the failure of holding your regular meetings.
(a) Shri Jal Sanjana
(b) Shri Zinoo Master
(c) Shri Khurshed Sanjana
(d) Smt. Thrity Dalal
(e) Smt. Freny Jhabulee
(f) Smt. Mani Patel
Contd …. 6.
For immediate compliance. If you collude again with fraud, deception and improper tactics played by Smt. Burnier and others, my client will be reluctantly compelled to file criminal and civil proceedings against you at your risk as to all costs and hold you liable for heavy damages and all consequences.
(6) Other Lodges and all concerned.
March 8, 1991.
Smt. Mehroo Govadia,
Secretary, Lodge Rising Star No.142, Bombay.
16, Banaji Street, Banaji Agiary, Fort, Bombay-400 001.
Re: Your fraud, mischief, deception and gross contempt of
the Court for defying orders of the Hon’ble High Court, Bombay.
H.C. Appeal No.33/91 and Suit No.441/88
(1) It is evident that now you, Shri Khurshed Sanjana and Smt. Radha Burnier have totally exposed your fraud, subterfuge and deceitful tactics to such an extent that you did not dare to reply to my letters dated 26.11.1990 and 15.1.1991 with distinct, specific and established charges against you, Smt. Burnier, Shri Sanjana and Others which were admitted to· and confessed in the Appeal in the High Court. I record that with the same dishonest and shameful tactics you cancelled the regular meeting on 20.1.1991 under instigation and intimidation of Smt. Radha Burnier and Shri Khurshed Sanjana. The Hon’ble High Court of Bombay passed the order in the Appeal Court and once again all the rights of my client as a Co-Freemason were established legally and constitutionally.
(2) It is horrifying to record that even after the order of the Hon'ble High Court on 29.1.1991 you, Smt. Radha Burnier and Shri Khurshed Sanjana played the same underhand and deceitful game of sending the bogus and xerox copy of the circular convening the meeting of 10.2.1991 to my client and his daughter, and then informing all the members that the meeting was cancelled, with the result that this month also not a single member was present as preplanned and this time my client again went to the Lodge and verified the same personally.
(3) My client gives you this strict and final warning to make you realise that this sort of fraud and cheating and puerile tactics will neither succeed in deceiving the Hon’ble Court nor in evading the Court's censure and punishment. All this amounts to serious contempt of Court and criminal acts punishable in law as mentioned in my letter dated 26.11.1990. My client again demands an unconditional apology from you, Smt. Radha Burnier and Shri Khurshed Sanjana before 15.3.1991 and immediate compliance of the order of the Hon I able High Court, Bombay.
(4) My client reiterates that you have failed to produce to me the correspondence exchanged between you and the Consistory Council for your failure of holding the regular meetings as per the constitution. I again demand the same before 15.3.1991.
(5) In the interest of these Spiritual Organisations, my client once again extends his hand of friendship for harmony and unity. If you fail this time also, my client will be most reluctantly compelled to file criminal and civil proceedings against you, Smt. Radha Burnier, Shri Khurshed Sanjana and others involved in this mischief and cheating at your and their risk as to all costs, heavy damages and all consequences.
End: as above
Shujatali G. Vakil Advocate
Contd …. 7.
This letter dated 8/31/1991 presents a complete and true picture of what transpired after the two distinct orders of the Hon’ble High Court of Bombay which established all the rights of Bro. Rusi as a Co-Freemason. In the said letter it is also proved that there were shocking and dishonest statements made on oath by Sis. Radha when· she stated that she withdrew Bro. Rusi’s privileges as a Co-Freemason in her capacity as the Representative of the Supreme Council. In the same statement later on she writes that this was done by the Consistory Council. Another shocking cheating is that she most dishonestly and fraudulently adds that this Dismissal Order and the Rule 79 were approved and ratified by the Supreme Council. Supreme Council has refused to confirm this. In the Hon’ble High Court on 29.1.1991 it was confessed by Sis. Radha through her Advocate that the bogus Rule 79 did not exist. on the strength of which she passed that illegal unconstitutional and fraudulent dismissal order on 30.1.1987. There are also many other dishonest and contradictory statements including fabrication of Exhibits in the Appeal made by Sis. Radha which amount to serious perjury and criminal offence. Sis. Radha I s Written Statement on oath, dated 19.12.1988 (and sent to Bro. Rusi’s Advocate on 26.3.1990) which is a bundle of lies, is one more cogent proof of her shocking falsehood and cheating, with her own contradictory statements on oath. You have to peruse it, to believe this. This proves that credibility of Adyar - Officers has evidently sunk to an all-time low. When rulers become corrupt, it is the moral duty of every individual to be brave, to defy and oppose the corrupt rulers.
Another noteworthy fact to be recorded is that most disgracefully senior-most members of the Consistory Council also signed bogus and fraudulent minutes and records pertaining to bogus Rule 79 as intimidated and instigated by Sis. Radha. Bro. Rusi and his Advocate have written and sent to Sis. Radha and Consistory Council Adyar of which she is the chair-person about fourteen letters to stop this fooling and cheating. Sis. Radha and the Consistory Council after playing one more fraud with minutes and records have not sent a single reply to these letters for the last nineteen months, which shockingly proves their malpractices and malafides. After a certain time mysterious silence proves to be criminal. Records which are not produced, when demanded, and are suppressed, prove the guilt of those who withhold the same.
Altogether, Bro. Rusi and his Advocate have written approximately 35 letters, at times strict and on certain occasions very affectionate and kind to Lodge Rising Star, Sis. Radha and Adyar - Officers to stop fooling and cheating in spiritual organisations and every time extended hand of friendship to them but all efforts of friendship are thwarted by Sis. Radha and her clique and there is not a single reply from Adyar Officers except dishonest replies from Sis. Radha.
As soon as the Hon’ble High Court Bombay passed two distinct orders in favour of Bro. Rusi, Sis. Radha most vindictively in collusion with members of the clique of Bombay flouted these two orders with gross CONTEMPT of the Hon’ble High Court, of Bombay , closed Lodge Rising Star and other two Masonic Lodges of Bombay to prevent Bro. Rusi from attending the Lodge meetings. As the members of the other two Lodges strongly objected to this unconstitutional and unilateral decision of Sis. Radha, she was compelled to re-open these two Lodges but because Bro. Rusi belongs to Lodge Rising Star, Sis. Radha with gross contempt of the Court continues to close this Lodge unconstitutionally illegally and clandestinely for the last nineteen months.
Another deceitful mischief being played is that the Secretary of Lodge Rising Star goes on sending bogus circulars convening the meetings of this closed Lodge to Bro. Rusi and our daughter Parinaz and not to all the members of this Lodge. Even on 5/2/1992, Bro. Rusi received one more such bogus circular, (not sent to all the members) convening the meeting on 9/2/1992 of our Lodge, which is already closed. Hence, as usual not a single member came because the meeting was deceptively cancelled as pre-planned.
We also reproduce below the reply dated 20/3/1991 of the Advocate of Sis. Mehroo Govadia, Secretary of Lodge Rising Star, verbatim without correcting any mistake to avoid the slightest doubt in the minds of our members.
Contd .... 8.
20th March 1991
Mr. Sujatali G. Vakil,
Lawyers Chambers, 1st Floor, Picket Road , Bombay - 400 002.
We ore concerned for our client Mrs. Mehroo Govadia who has placed in our hands your letter bearing Reference No. RMT / CP / dated 8th March 1991.
With reference to paragraph 1 of your letter under reply, we have to state that your letters dated 26th November 1990 and 15th January 1991 were nothing but mere repetitions of allegations contained in your letter dated 21st August 1990. 26th September, 1990 and 6th October 1990 wherein your client had inter alia made similar allegations against our client, and Mr. Khurshed Sanjana and Mrs. Burnier for their alleged part in the alleged aborting of the meeting of the Lodge Rising Star No.142. Since by our letter dated 7th November 1990 we had in detail replied and denied the allegations contained in the aforesaid letters dated 21st August 1990 26th September 1990 and 6th October 1990 and the reply to your letters dated 26th November 1990 and 15th January 1991 would have been nothing but mere repetitions of denials on behalf of our clients and others as contained in aforesaid letter dated 7th November 1990 and no useful purpose would have served. In any event not replying to your letters dated 26th November 1990 and 15th January 1991 does not amount to admission and although the suit is disposed off for whatever it is worth our client denies each and every allegations made by your client in the said letters. Our client further denies that the alleged charges contained in your letters dated 26th November 1990 and 15th January 1991 were admitted by our client in the Appeal in the High Court as wrongfully sought to be suggested by your client in your letter under reply. If what is alleged by your client was correct the Hon’ble Court would have taken cognisance of it. On the contrary the fact remains that after the aforesaid letters not only the appeal filed by Mrs. Burnier but also suit filed by your client was disposed off. Under the circumstances what was stated by your clients in the aforesaid letter is part of history and the same can I t advance your clients case any further as is sought to be furthered by your clients. It only vindicates our client's stand that the sole object of your client is to harass our client on one pretext or other.
With further reference to paragraph 1, our clients deny that she has adopted any of the said alleged dishonest tactics to cancel the meeting on 20th January 1991 under the alleged instigation and intimidation of Mrs. Burnier and Mr. Khurshed Sanjana.
With reference to paragraph 2, our client denies that she, Mrs. Burnier and Mr. Khurshed Sanjana played the same alleged underhand and deceitful game of sending alleged bogus circulars and xerox copies of the circular convening the meeting on 10th February 1991 to your client and his daughter and then informing all the members that the meeting was cancelled. Our client emphatically denies that she or anyone of them informed the members that the meeting was cancelled and put your clients to the strickest proof thereof. Our client deny that as a result of the alleged cancellation not a single member was present and your client again went to the lodge. Our client denies that the same was pre-planned as alleged by your client.
With further reference to paragraph 2. our client fails to see any relevance to the references to the Orders passed by the Hon’ble High Court on 29th January 1991.
With reference to paragraph 3, our clients deny the allegations of fraud, cheating and puerile tactics made against our client and our client further denies that· it amounts to deceiving the Hon’ble Court or evading the Court censure calling for punishment as threatened by you. Our clients further denies that this amounts to contempt of Court and criminal acts punishable as mentioned in your letter dated 26th November 1990. The Contempt of Court if any and the Criminal Acts if any are deemed to be waived by the Hon’ble High Court at the time of passing of the Orders in the Appeal on 29th January 1991 . The present attempt is nothing but
Contd ….. 9.
to pressurise our client to give apologies to your client when none was demanded by Hon’ble Court by giving threats of Criminal action against her and other Members merely because they are not submitting to your wrongful demands of unconditional apology. In fact our client is constrained to place it on record that your clients conduct is nothing but one of arrogance in as much as he considers himself. over and above the Court by demanding apologies after the suit is disposed off by Hon’ble Court without demanding any apologies from our client or others.
With further reference to paragraph 3, since there is no Order against our client, we fail to understand the purpose of your client I s demand for compliance of the same in as much as your client is not prevented from attending the meeting.
With reference to paragraph 4, our client denies that your client is entitled to any correspondence exchanged between her and the Consistory Council.
With reference to paragraph 5, our client made it abundantly clear that if your client is so ill-advised as to take the alleged criminal and civil proceedings against our client, they will be defended by her entirely at your client’s risk and costs.
Mulla & Mulla & Craigie Blunt & Caroe Sd/- Partner
In this above letter you will observe that there is nothing but the usual dishonest denials and their one more downright refusal to give us the inspection of relevant correspondence, minutes and records which are being suppressed by them for the last six years in spite of our persistent demands.
Bro. Rusi attended a combined Masonic Meeting on 1st October 1991 as a gesture of goodwill and friendship expecting that now his Lodge will also start functioning and further mischief will not be played but this attempt was also thwarted by Sis. Radha, Bro. Khurshed Sanjana and the clique.
In India and some other parts of the world Co-Freemasonry is part and parcel of the T.S. and usually same persons belong to both the organisations and have common membership. Hence, this issue is not only doing great harm, disgrace and degradation to Co-Freemasonry but also to its parent-body the T.S., inevitably and temporarily.
Bro. Rusi and I met Sis. Radha five times, Bro. Surendra Narayan seven times to discuss and settle this matter and to have an honourable compromise. In one of our discussion meetings at Adyar Bro. Surendra Narayan said "I will definitely speak to Sis. Radha again but do not expect any reply from her.”
We also wrote letters and met Bro. Gopalratnam, Bro. Hugh Gray, Sis. Ianthe Hoskins, Bro. Verma, Bro. Bro. Shyamal Rao, Bro. Harkishan Shah and others and persuade Sis. Radha to. stop this mischief but nobody
Sis. Norma Sastry, Achyut Patwardhan, requested them to succeeded so far. We have also written to Sis. Joy Mills, Sis. Dora Kunz but it is a great pity that none can persuade Sis. Radha to come to her senses. Adyar Officers, have been literally made impotent by her and are being compelled to do even wrong and foul things by her. To ascertain the truth of this statement one has to confirm the records, the dishonest role and mischief played by the members of the Consistory Council. When the head of a Spiritual Organization becomes a tyrant, defiant and incorrigible and makes all his colleagues and other officers impotent, no organization in the world can survive. One of the Great Teachers proclaimed, "BE BRAVE FOR TRUTH AND BROTHERHOOD AND WE SHALL BE WITH YOU THROUGHOUT THE AGES".
Another most unfortunate fact is that Sis. Radha out of her sheer ego, conceit and obstinacy refuses to see reason and to make amends. Her
Contd …. 10.
pride and stubbornness have no limit and not only created these troubles and disasters but also very ruthlessly she has closed all the doors of friendship and settlement to make amends.
Truth is bitter and at times, it is to be admitted that most of us are prone to go on the wrong path either due to our vested interest or out of fear of losing post, transitory power and favour, hence, with all our knowledge we cannot be free, fear less and fair to right the wrong. To ascertain this truth, we have only to verify the deceitful role played by Sis. Radha, the members of the Consistory Council at Adyar, members of Bombay Theosophical Federation and others. ALL OUR CORRESPONDENCE, RECORDS, REPORTS AND MINUTES ARE OPEN FOR YOUR INSPECTION, BUT THEY ARE SUPPRESSING THEIR RECORDS FOR THE LAST SIX YEARS AS PROVED EARLIER. If circumstances demand, we will send you another newsletter with other alarming facts.
Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Let us realise that evil succeeds because good people remain quiet, indifferent and do nothing. "INACTION IN A DEED OF MERCY IS AN ACTION IN A DEADLY SIN" SAYS THE VOICE OF THE SILENCE. Now it becomes our bounden duty to make sacrifice, to right the wrong without any fear of authority and oppose misdeeds and fraud with goodwill for all and ill-will against none. Some members pretend to be neutral and dishonestly say that they do not want' themselves to be involved in politics and apparently connive at mischief and cheating, not realising that by such an action they too become channels of black forces and then they also suffer due to their Karma.
One of the fundamental teachings given by the MASTER OF THE WISDOM TO HIS PUPIL IS - "BETWEEN RIGHT AND WRONG OCCULTISM KNOWS NO COMPROMISE. AT WHATEVER APPARENT COST, THAT WHICH IS RIGHT YOU MUST DO, THAT WHICH IS WRONG YOU MUST NOT DO, NO MATTER WHAT THE IGNORANT MAY THINK OR SAY … FIRM AS A ROCK WHERE RIGHT AND WRONG ARE CONCERNED, YIELD ALWAYS TO OTHERS IN THINGS WHICH DO NOT MATTER".
We had to be extremely cautious discreet for the last seven years and keep certain matters pending. Even Shri Vakil’s letter dated 8.3.1991 was kept in abeyance for five months to avoid embarrassment to Adyar Officers but all our good motives and ardent efforts for an amicable settlement are totally frustrated by Sis. Radha and her clique and now the only option left to us to act before it is too late and Adyar administration collapses. Sis. Radha, now thrusts upon us and other litigations with her.
We request you to convince Sis. Radha that she is doing great disservice, degradation and damage to the T.S. and make sure that she immediately stops this mischief in the interest of the T.S., Co-Freemasonry and all concerned. Let us sit across the table, forget the undesirable past, forgive one another and prevent the crises from deepening once again in the Theosophical Society.
Kindly pass on this newsletter to other members for their information and give us your frank views and please let us know what do you propose to do to stop this sort of mischief and fooling in our spiritual organizations like the T.S. and Co-Freemasonry and prevent further damage to our T.S. which ceaselessly works for Truth, Universal Brotherhood and World Peace for the last 116 years.
We sincerely pray that wiser counsel prevails so that this lamentable and contemptuous chapter closes and this mischief dies a natural death. Let us earnestly and totally make a new start without harbouring ill-will against anyone and once again carryon the work of the GREAT ONES in the spirit of real BROTHERHOOD. We must vividly bear in mind that the T .S. is guided by Those who are the Embodiment of Love Immortal for the upliftment and betterment of humanity at large. WE SINCERELY PRAY AND HOPE THAT WITH THE BLESSINGS, HELP AND GUIDANCE OF THE MASTERS OF THE WISDOM, WE SAVE THE SITUATION FROM GETTING OUT OF CONTROL. WE MUST BE WORTHY OF THEIR BLESSINGS TO DESERVE THEIR HELP AND GUIDANCE.
With good wishes and warm regards to you and all,
F. R. Toddywalla
Last update: January 2009