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GEORGE SIDNEY ARUNDALE

                  
George-S-Arundale


year of birth : 1878 | place of birth : Surrey, ENGLAND

nationality : English | occupation : Thesophist.. President of Thesophical Society Adyar.. Bishop of Liberal Catholic Church

    spouse : Rukmini Devi Arundale | education : St. John's College, Cambridge 

website : www.ts-adyar.org

  The conqueror and king in each of us is the Knower of truth.

Let that Knower awaken in us and drive the horses of the

mind, emotions, and physical body on the pathway

which that king has chosen. 

 

BOOKS BY THE MASTER
" Mount Everest Its Spiritual Attainment " ...  " Thoughts on "At the Feet of the Master, " ...

" Freedom and Friendship the Call of Theosophy and the Theosophical Society "  ...

" Path of Attainment (1916) " ..." Nirvana (1926) " ... " Theosophy as Beauty "  ...

" The Center and the Circumference " ... " The Conditions of Discipleship " ... " The Psychology of Yourself " ...

" America: Her Power and Purpose " ... " A Christian Bishop to His Brethren of Other Faiths " ...

" A Fragment of Autobiography " ... " Kundalini: An Occult Experience " ... " America: Her Power and Purpose " ...

" Gods in the Becoming: A Study in Vital Education " ..." Under the Weather 1943 " ...

" Kundalini: An Occult Experience " ... " A Guardian Wall Of Will " ... " The Problem of Education " ...

" The Psychology of the Intuition and the Higher Consciousness " ... " The brotherhood of youth " ... " You " ...

" Thoughts of the Great: To Remind Us We Can Make Our Lives Sublime " ...

" Theosophy and the Menace of Dogmatism " ... " the night bell " ... " Theosophy's the Magic Mirror " ...

" Psychic Individuality and Leadership " ... " Theosophy: The Uncommon Sense " ... " The Bedrock of Education " ...

" Adventures in Theosophy " ... " The Psychology of the Emotions " ... " The Psychology of the Mind "

George Sidney Arundale, at Dr. Annie Besant's invitation, he went to India - with his aunt - to become Professor of History at the Central Hindu College, Benares. In 1907 he was appointed Headmaster of the C. H. College School and later Principal of the College. He was very popular with both boys and teachers. He had a great understanding of youth, with whose welfare he concerned himself all his life.

In 1910 Mr. Arundale gave his first Annual Convention lectures, and frequently addressed these Conventions throughout his life. After a brief period as General Secretary in England Mr. Arundale went back to India to assist Dr. Besant in her urgent political activities. Under Theosophical auspices a National University was established in Madras, of which Rabindranath Tagore became the Chancellor. Arundale became Principal of the Training College for Teacher. He stimulated education and was outstanding for the manner in which he inspired teachers and gave them the conception of teaching as a sacred profession.

He became General Secretary in Australia, 1926, where, in addition to his Theosophical duties, he engaged in humanitarian and political work. In 1934 Dr. Arundale was elected President and began at once to develop a Seven Year Plan, which included development of Adyar, and stimulus to the Society. The next year he launched a "Straight Theosophy" Campaign, with well-prepared publicity material, which culminated in the brilliant Diamond Jubilee Convention at Adyar. In 1940 Dr. Arundale set up a Peace and Reconstruction Department so as to have ready a Charter for World Peace when the War had ceased. Each year he stressed that members should be ardent in "spreading the mighty Truths of Theosophy". 

As Dr. Arundale had always been so interested in Youth, he gave much assistance in the formation of the "World Federation of Young Theosophists", 1935, with Srimati Rukmini Devi as President and himself as ex officio Hon. President. The beginnings of such an institution were started by Arundale in 1934 at Besant Gardens as the Besant Memorial School. It has flourished.

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