May 8 WHITE LOTUS DAY
May 08, 1998 10:31 AM
by Clare Povers
To Fellow list members
Having just returned from a Lodge Meeting where we gathered on
the anniversary of H.P.B.'s death, and as
suggested by Col. Olcott, we read the passages indicated. As there
is already a posting of the reprint from The Theosophical Movement
April 1935 submitted by Sophia, I will not add a further
appreciation. The posting was very apt.
It was of considerable interest to download the reprint and it is now
in my White Lotus Day papers to read out at a future meeting or use
otherwise. We used passages from Madam Blavatsky Occultist by
Josephine Ransom. The dedication To H.P.B. Born 1881 - Died 1891
Is followed by the familiar words by James Elroy Flecker
"Since I can never se your face,
And never shake you by the hand,
I send my soul through time and space
To greet you. You will understand."
We ended our afternoon commemoration with the very telling words, so
"Let thy soul lend its ear to every cry of pain
as the lotus bares its heart to drink the morning sun.
Let not the fierce sun dry one tear of pain before theyself has
wiped it from the sufferer's eye.
But let each burning human tear drop on they heart,
and there remain.
Nor ever brush it off,until the pain that caused it is removed.
'Tis from the bud of reunciation of the self that springeth the
sweet fruit of final liberation'
Fragment One. The Voice of the Silence
HPB's Last words KEEP THE LINE UNBROKEN
It is of interest to note on page 39:-
"In the Tibetan schools of occultism where H.P.B. sat at the feet
her Master, it is customary for the Master to make sure that there
is an affinity between himself and his pupils, based upon ties formed
in earlier lives, ties which are regardd as indispensable for
Very often there are long preliminary trials to guage the pupil's
quality. In H.P.B.'s case these probably took place during those
long years of wandering and adventure when she tested the value of so
much that passed as occultism.*
footnote "The late Lama Kazi Dawa-Samdup was of the opinion that,
despite the adverse criticisms directed against H.P.Blavatsky's
works, there is adequate internal evidence in them of their author's
intimate acquaintance with the higher Lamaistic(italics) teachings,
into which she claimed to have been initiated" -
Tibetan Book of the Dead p.7
on page 77 Ransom writes "It was her aim, as it is the aim of all
true schools of Yoga, to help us to outstrip the tedious process of
normal evolution and win the Freedom of emancipation from all
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