Theos-World Always Faithful
May 08, 1999 08:34 AM
by Nick Weeks
Helena Blavatsky died this day in 1891. Her friend Reginald W. Machell
"It was obvious that her self-sacrificing devotion to the cause of Theosophy
could bring to herself no other reward than denunciation and vilification,
on the one hand, and on the other the very doubtful support of those who
were anxious to get from her some of the vast store of knowledge that was
evidently at her command. While a few earnest followers honestly endeavored
to lead the life and follow the teacher, the majority of those who called
themselves her followers were in reality seeking knowledge for their own
gratification, rather than for the service of humanity. Some of theses
resented what they contemptuously called the `parrot-cry of Brotherhood,'
which the `old lady' was constantly insisting upon as the foundation of
Theosophy, and which they considered `mere ethics'."
"In spite of the constant failure of her professed followers to understand
her, and the unscrupulous misrepresentations of avowed enemies, she never
lost faith in the cause, nor wavered in her absolute devotion to the task
she had undertaken..."
"What need to refute attacks on her character, when there remain such
monuments to her nobility of soul and intellect as THE SECRET DOCTRINE, THE
VOICE OF THE SILENCE, ISIS UNVEILED, and THE KEY TO THEOSOPHY."
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