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Mahatmas in our midst:

Nov 19, 2000 07:57 AM
by arthra999

Thanks for comments Nick.

I think ultimately it's what you decide for yourself that really 
matters afterall. I think we have among us today in the west a 
fair number of real Tibetans and Yogis, so we need not brave 
the dangers of the remote ranges to find an obscure village to 
learn of a Mahatma .... They are among us now physically and 
we should avail ourselves of them. I don't know all that the future 
holds and would never claim to know, but i do know this, that 
there are many living Masters and saints in our midst and it is 
our own shortcomings that prevent us from seeing and 
appreciating them! 

I met one such man named Sancheti Asoo Lal last summer who 
wrote the book First Steps to Jainism ... His book is on-line at I commend his book to you. Having 
met with him personally I was convinced of his stature spiritually 
as a great teacher and friend of truth. This is only an example. 
We need to keep our minds and hearts open for these 

We as theosophists need to keep expanding our horizons and 
broadening them, not limiting ourselves to the old perspectives 
of our theosophic brethen of generations ago. They made their 
contributions and in many ways we are still beholding to them, 
but we need to keep growing and searching for truth and 
sometimes that means breaking the old patterns and trying new 

- Art

--- In, "Nick Weeks" <nick.weeks@a...> 
> These are a few extracts from an old 1893 letter from BK Lahiri 
reprinted in ECHOES FROM THE ORIENT, vol. 3 430-32.
> KB, a Brahman yogi, knew little about HPB or the TS when he 
went to the Himalayas. In a snow-covered and impassable cave 
he met a Mahatma. The Mahatma communicated the following 
to KB: "The TS was their [the Mahatmas] work; it was 
established to change the present current of the human mind 
and destroy Nastikism [materialistic atheism], to save the seed 
of the fifth race - the Aryan; - that he was present when HPB was 
sent by her Master from the Manasarovara Hills in Tibet; that the 
latter ... was sent to carry out the work of the Mahatmas; -- that 
she was very high up there is not the least doubt, that he himself 
was one of the Circle, although not so high as the Guru of 
> After returning from his inspiring visit the yogi was no longer 
lukewarm about HPB or the TS. "I like to worship the portrait of 
HPB; no one has done so much good for humanity, especially 
for India, after Buddha and Shankaracharya in his 
> Whether Art changes his mind or not, I do not care. But if you 
are new to Theosophy please keep in mind that the Gurus of 
Blavatsky were, and are, flesh and blood.
> Nicholas

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