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Re: Patrick's stats

Jun 14, 1997 04:35 PM
by M K Ramadoss

At 04:19 PM 6/14/97 -0400, Tom Robertson wrote:
>On Sat, 14 Jun 1997 14:38:20 -0400 (EDT) "Patrick Alessandra Jr."
><> writes:
>>     On the contrary in WWII and in general in an imperfect world the
>>Mahatmas' response is to promote all to adequate self-defense...the
>>means of the adequacy will change as humanity evolves.
>We have a book in our Seattle lodge, written by Alice Bailey during World
>War 2, in which she strongly advocates using force to stop Germany.

  It may be interesting to know that during WWII, Krishnaji (a citizen of
India) was living in California. When US Government wanted him to help USA
in its war efforts in any civilian capacity, Krishnaji refused. He was
called before the Draft Board (or its equivalent) to explain his stand. He
presented a six page response explaining why he will not participant in
*any* manner in the WWII. He was then told to go back to India, as he was a
citizen of India. He told the Board that he has no money or other resources
and he would gladly return to India if the US Government arranged for his
transportation. He was told to stay in CA and not to give any talks and
asked to wait until transportation could be found. Till the war ended, they
could not find a ship to take him to India. Here is a situation when there
was the hysteria to support the war in any manner, he stood by his
principles and stood alone in the face of mass thinking.

  Whether one agrees with K's stand or not, I think it is a remarkable incident.


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