RE: Theos-World Articles of belief and faith:
Nov 21, 2000 09:21 AM
by Peter Merriott
Interestingly, HPB seems to be saying that certain persons and classes of
society over-react and even become infuriated at the idea that some
theosophists hold the harmless belief in the existences of very wise and
holy personages, called Mahatmas.
She says they actually exist, for her it was a question of personal
knowledge, while for others it was that of faith.
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> Subject: Theos-World Articles of belief and faith:
> There are a few articles of belief among the best theosophists,
> the bare mention of which produces upon certain persons and
> classes of society the effect of a red rag on an infuriated bull.
> One of these is our belief--very harmless and innocent per se--in
> the existence of very wise and holy personages, whom some
> call their MASTERS, while others refer to them as "Mahatmas."
> Now, these may or may not actually exist--(we say they do); they
> may or may not be as wise, or possess altogether the wonderful
> powers ascribed to, and claimed for them. All this is a question
> of personal knowledge--or, in some cases, faith.
> - Helena Petrovna Blavatskaya
> Have a good holiday my friends!
> - Arthur Gregory
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