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May 08, 1998 12:42 PM
by M K Ramadoss

I am delighted to read your post.

If one only puts oneself in the position of HPB and the difficulties she
faced in launching Theosophy and sacrifices made by her, and compare the
contributions one has made, two things become very clear. First is enormous
gratitude one should have for the knowledge made available to all the world
and second is the most humble feeling of what one has personally sacrificed
and contributed to the welfare of the world. In her days she did not have
the modern conveniences of transportation and tools such as word processing
and communication. Yet with the lack of all this, her achievements will
last for centuries to come.


At 05:31 PM 5/8/1998 +0000, you wrote:
>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
>often quoted:-
>"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
>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
>"samsaric" existence.
>Namaste- Clare

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