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Searching for messengers

Apr 06, 1998 08:34 AM
by K Paul Johnson

The criteria we apply to the search for people who fulfill HPB's
prediction about a messenger are based on assumptions about what
the Great White Brotherhood is, and how a messenger would
operate. So far everything that has been said on the matter here
(except for Bart's remarks) makes assumptions I cannot share.

If, rather than making unprovable assumptions about invisible
hierarchies, we think in terms of observable realities, a
different kind of solution emerges. If, that is, we regard HPB
as someone who transmitted to the Western public the wisdom preserved by
initiates in Tibetan Buddhism, Kabbalah, Sufism, Rosicrucianism,
Sant Mat, Vedanta, etc. etc.; if we then ask "Who is currently
playing the same role?" the inquiry can be based on facts rather
than imagination.

Some likely "messengers" then would include many Tibetan
Buddhists e.g. the Dalai Lama, plus Sufi sheikhs, Sikh and Hindu
gurus, and so on. This being the dawn of the Aquarian Age, the
true message is one of independence, interdependence, objectivity--
not the old Piscean Master/slave mentality of "believe it because
I the authority figure tell you so." And thus there is not One
Official Messenger of One Ultimate Brotherhood, but rather a
world full of messengers of a great many brotherhoods. All of
whom in a way fulfill HPB's promise.

I think the way the question has been posed here amounts to
someone standing in the midst of beautiful and varied woods and
saying "I'm not interested in all these mere trees, I want to see
the One True Forest!" Hidden in plain sight.


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