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Theos-World The Teachings....unbroken...un-altered.....uninterrrupted... Part I

Mar 09, 2000 08:51 AM
by Daniel Caldwell

The Teachings....  unbroken...  un-altered  ..... 
uninterrrupted...  -----Part I

H.P. Blavatsky wrote in October 1889 issue of LUCIFER:

"... what I do believe in is: 

(1), the unbroken oral teachings revealed by living
*divine* men during the infancy of mankind to the
elect among men; 

(2), that it has reached us *un-altered*; and

(3) that the MASTERS are thoroughly versed in the
science based on such uninterrupted teaching.."

(Collected Writings, vol.11, pages 466-467)

See what Madame Blavatsky wrote on similar themes in
Isis Unveiled (published 1877).  The same themes are
repeated over and over. Now from ISIS:

The work now submitted to public judgment is the fruit
of a somewhat intimate acquaintance with Eastern
Adepts and study of their SCIENCE ... we came into
contact with certain men, endowed with such mysterious
powers and such profound knowledge that we may truly
designate them as the sages of the Orient. To their
instructions we lent a ready ear ... (I, v, vi) CAPS

... from the first ages of man, the fundamental truths
of all that we are permitted to know on earth was in
the safe keeping of the adepts of the sanctuary ...
those guardians of the PRIMITIVE DIVINE REVELATION,
who had solved every problem that is within the grasp
of human intellect, were bound together by a universal
freemasonry of science and philosophy, which formed
one unbroken chain around the globe. (I, 37-38) CAPS

There are, scattered throughout the world, a handful
of thoughtful and solitary students, who pass their
lives in obscurity, far from the rumors of the world,
studying the great problems of the physical and
spiritual universes. They have their SECRET RECORDS in
which are preserved the fruits of the scholastic
labors of the LONG LINE of recluses whose successors
they are ... (I, 557) caps added

... the Secret Doctrine is the Truth ... (II, 292) 

... many are those who ... will remain in doubt and
mortal agony as to whether, when man dies, he will
live again, although the question has been solved by
long bygone generations of sages .... Except the
initiates, no one has understood the mystic writing.
The key was in the keeping of those who knew how to
commune with the invisible Presence, and who had
received, from the lips of mother Nature herself, her
grand truths ... (I, 573) 

... This 'secret doctrine' contains the alpha and
omega of universal SCIENCE; therein lies the corner
and the keystone of all the ancient and modern
knowledge; and alone in this ... doctrine remains
buried the absolute in the philosophy of the dark
problems of life and death ... (I, 511) caps added

Thus is it that all the religious monuments of old, in
whatever land or under whatever climate, are the
expression of the same identical thoughts, the key to
which is in the esoteric doctrine ... And the clergy
of every nation, though practicing rites and
ceremonies which may have differed externally, had
evidently been initiated into the same traditional
mysteries which were taught all over the world ... (I,

... the Northern seer Swedenborg, advises people to
search for the lost word among the hierophants of
Tartary, China and Thibet; for it is there, and only
there now ... 

... the four Vedas; the Books of Hermes; the Chaldean
Book of Numbers; the Nazarene Codex; the Kabala ... ;
the Sepher Jezira; the Book of Wisdom ... ; the
Brahmanas; the Stan-gyour, of the Thibetans; all these
volumes have the same ground-work. Varying but in
allegories they teach the same secret doctrine which
... will prove to be the Ultima Thule of true
philosophy, and disclose what is this lost word. (I,

... the 'secret doctrine' or wisdom was identical in
every country ... (I, 444) 

... What we desire to prove is, that underlying every
ancient popular religion was the same ancient wisdom-
doctrine, one and identical, professed and practiced
by the initiates of every country, who alone were
aware of its existence and importance ... A single
glance ... is enough to assure one that it could not
have attained the marvelous perfection in which we
find it pictured to us in the relics of the various
esoteric systems, except after a succession of ages. A
philosophy so profound, a moral code so ennobling, and
practical results so conclusive and so uniformly
demonstrable is not the growth of a generation, or
even a single epoch. Fact must have been piled upon
fact, deduction upon deduction, science have begotten
science, and myriads of the brightest human intellects
have reflected upon the laws of nature, before this
ancient doctrine had taken concrete shape. The proofs
of this identity of fundamental doctrine in the old
religions are found in the prevalence of a system of
initiation; in the secret sacerdotal castes who had
the guardianship of mystical words of power, and a
public display of a phenomenal control over natural
forces, indicating association with preterhuman beings

As we proceed, we will point out the evidences of this
identity of vows, formulas, rites, and doctrines,
between the ancient faiths. We will also show that not
only their memory is still preserved in India, but
also that the SECRET ASSOCIATION is still alive and as
active as ever ... the chief pontiff and hierophant,
the Brahmatma, is still accessible to those 'who
know,' though perhaps recognized by another name; and
that the ramifications of his influence extend
throughout the world ... (II, 99-100) CAPS ADDED

Our examination of the multitudinous religious faiths
that mankind, early and late, have professed, most
assuredly indicates that they have all been derived
from one primitive source. It would seem as if they
were all but different modes of expressing the
yearning of the imprisoned human soul for intercourse
with supernal spheres. As the while ray of light is
decomposed by the prism into the various colors of the
solar spectrum, so the beam of divine truth, in
passing through the three-sided prism of man's nature,
has been broken up into vari-colored fragments called
religions. And, as the rays of the spectrum, by
imperceptible shadings, merge into each other, so the
great theologies that have appeared at different
degrees of divergence from the original source, have
been connected by minor schisms, schools, and
off-shoots from the one side or the other. Combined,
their aggregate represents one eternal truth;
separate, they are but shades of human error and the
signs of imperfection ... " "What has been
contemptuously termed Paganism, was ancient wisdom
replete with Deity; and Judaism and its offspring,
Christianity and Islamism, derived whatever of
inspiration they contained from this ethic parent.
Pre-Vedic Brahmanism and Buddhism are the double
source from which all religions sprung; Nirvana is the
ocean to which all tend. (II, 639) 

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