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Re: Second death

May 12, 1998 00:48 AM
by Dallas TenBroeck

May 11th 1998

If HPB seems obscure, it is not because she did not know how to
write, but she wrote on subjects for which we have almost no
other references to compare.  Our use of language, colloquially,
has changed in the past 100 years -- true.  But the language of
thought, philosophy, science is still as clear or clearer than
our best standards, like Shakespeare, Milton, Coleridge, Ruskin,
Tennyson or the Brownings, or Addison, or Lincoln, or Emerson,
or Mencken, Macneile Dixon, Henry Geiger, Maslow, etc....

HPB's writing is disciplinary, for those who desire to learn.  It
is not fiction.

It is the language of mind - Manas, and a mind that aspires to
the Universal Wisdom that resides in Buddhi -- the principle of
wisdom and discrimination (rooted in Universal Law) -- and used
by ATMAN the ONE SPIRIT to assist all beings, intelligent and
conscious, in the Universe on their chosen paths.

It is not the language of desire, passion or emotion (Kama) and
we have to make the transition if we desire to profit from her

Those are my strong feelings on this subject.            Dallas

> Date: Sunday, May 10, 1998 9:18 PM
> From: "Bjorn Roxendal" <>
> Subject: Re: Second death

>Dr. A.M.Bain wrote:
> HPB's terms are obscure and terribly out of date.
>With all the respect I have for HPB I agree that there is a lot
of "obscurity"
>in her writings. Do you people agree and, if so, do you have any
idea of why?

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