Re: Theos-World Theosophical Adepts
Mar 08, 1999 10:56 PM
In a message dated 3/9/99 6:38:03 AM, you wrote:
<<Consider the situation in 1999. The last known letter from one of the
Adepts was in 1900, almost 100 years ago. We have not heard from any of
them till now. Nor has anyone come out and stated with corroboration of
being in communication with any of them or having seen or heard from any of
A few people claim to have had very limited experiences. Perhaps unverified,
but at least worth considering. B.P. Wadia, a major figure in ULT, is
supposed to have made contact with a Mahatma once or twice. Not much compared
to WQJ or HPB, perhaps, but better than me!
Purucker and a few others are also supposed to have been in contact.
But over all, I think MKR is right. Our movement has been in the wane for a
full century now. The best writing have long been written, the best work as
far as getting the public eye was done by HPB last century. I do indeed think
in many ways we are on autopilot. It's all very well and good to say "Oh, no,
not really. The movement has simply gone underground -- esoteric, as it were
-- but alive and strong as ever."
The arrogance of such a statement, which I hear from time to time, is
incredible. As if, none of us having heard from Masters, They aren't talking
to *anyone.* Why, for all we know, DOZENS of Adepts have come west with the
Hindu-Buddhist-Taoist revivals. But few Theosophists bother to check this
out. We are too good for such "New Age nonsense." Well, I think MKR is
right. I think we've played the game and lost. We have lost credibility and
we have lost momentum and inner vitality. It's at a low ebb, in my
For my part, I wonder why we don't up and become REAL "esoteric Buddhists."
Any good reasons why we shouldn't?
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