Afghanistan,Blavatsky and the Bhavishya Purana.
Oct 20, 2001 08:37 AM
Blavatsky,the Bhavishya Purana, and the Afghanistan centerred "Jihad".
In 1879 a revolt in the Egyptian army was suppressed. Two years later
Colonel Ahmed Arabi,with the support of some army officers and
religious leaders, took arms against the British interference in
Egyptian affairs. In London, Gladestone Ministry decided to send an
army to destroy "Arabi's war of liberation". In September 1882,
Wolseley, the Adjutant General of the Army, met a tough resistance at
the battle of Tal-el-Kabir, about halfway between the Suez canal and
Cairo. However the British forces carried the day and Arabi was
transported to Sychelles. In 1883 British secured control of Egypt and
continued its colonial occupation despite the fact that it was part of
the Turkish Empire.
During Arabi's uprising, there arose in Sudan a religious leader Al
Mahdi (Mohammad Ahmad). He did what no one else before him had been
able to do. He united the tribes and inflicted series of defeats on
Egyptian troops sent to capture him. Soon the dervishes of the Mahdi
of Sudan got complete control of all the Sudan West of Nile.
The British chose Charles Gordon to fight against the dervishes.
Gordon had made a name in China where he crushed the Taiping Rebellion
of a Chinese religious leader who claimed to be the Prophet of God,
the son of God, the Tien Wang, the Celestial King and the younger
brother of Jesus. In 1864 Gordon captured Nankin and crushed
the Christ's uprising.
In the face of mounting military pressure from the Mahdi's forces
Gordon withdrew garrisons but himself held on in Khartoum against the
British orders until in 1885 the city was conquered by the followers
of the Mahdi of Sudan. He was killed by the dervishes. In 1896, after
a period of ten years, Kitchner started his expedition to forcibly
bring the Sudan under British control .
The Mahdi's war in Sudan excited dangerous fomentation in Arabia and
Syria. The Muslims of India also felt satisfied at the humiliating
defeats of the British forces. They revered and respeated Mahdi of
Sudan, sent him letters and looked to him as a saviour of nations. It
was also a common belief in India that the Mahdi of Sudan might
conquer the whole of Africa and ultimately India.
At the time of compiling the Braheene Ahmadiyya (1880), Mirza believed
that Jesus was alive and would descend from heavens.In 1891 he
peoclaimed himself to be the Promised Messiah through one of his
revelations and announced the natural death of Jesus Christ in his
books Fateh Islam, Tauzih-e-Maram and Azala-e-Auham (1891) He argued
that the second advent of Jesus Chrisit was in fact a coming of
another person who sould have the spiritual characteristics of Jesus
Chrst . He held that Jesus did not die on the cross but escaped and
came to India in order to preach to the descendant of the lost ten
Tribes in Afghanistan and Kashmir Subsequently, he announced that the
"tomb" of Jesus had also been discovered in Srinagar, Kashmir.
It was claim that Kashmiris and Afghans were the descendants of the
Lost Ten Tribes of Israel.
The main thrust of the whole theory is on the assumption that in 721
BC Ten Tribes of Israel were lost and settled in Eastern countries,
specially in Afghanistan and Kashmir. Had there been no `colonization'
of Jews in those countries, Jesus would not have taken such a long
journey from Palestine to India.
All of this then appeared in a doctored version of the Bhavishya
Purana in India mentioned for the first time in the Secret Doctrine,
and later printed in Bombay in 1910 under the order of Maharaja
Partap Singh of Kashmir.
The India and the "Mahdi" is Jamal ad-Din "al -Afghani", who moved
the same time to India as Olcott and Blavatsky, and became involved
(this is a documented fact) in the Dalip Singh conspiracy described
Al -Afghani showed up in Moscow to meet with Katkov Blavatsky's
publisher, just prior to Dalip Singh's visit to Moscow where the three
of them would work things out with Katkov Russian general friends.
They, without Dalip Singh (who at first, see the letter from HPB to
Thakersey, was not a preffered candidate) had already some years
earlier stood with an army at the border to Afghanistan under the
leadership of blavatsky's correspondent General D.Korsakov, ready to
invade India, before the Hodgson investigation. At wich point it can
be said Blavatsky ended all her political involvements.
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