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KH on "God": Excerpt from Mahatma Letter No. 54

Nov 10, 2002 06:26 AM
by Daniel H. Caldwell

Mahatma Letter No. 54

Received Simla, October, 1882. 

. . . I dread the appearance in print of our philosophy as expounded 
by Mr. H. I read his three essays or chapters on God (?) cosmogony 
and glimpses of the origin of things in general, and had to cross out 
nearly all. He makes of us Agnostics!! We do not believe in God 
because so far, we have no proof, etc. This is preposterously 
ridiculous: if he publishes what I read, I will have H.P.B. or Djual 
Khool deny the whole thing; as I cannot permit our sacred philosophy 
to be so disfigured. He says that people will not accept the whole 
truth; that unless we humour them with a hope that there may be 
a "loving Father and creator of all in heaven" our philosophy will be 
rejected a priori. In such a case the less such idiots hear of our 
doctrines the better for both. If they do not want the whole truth 
and nothing but the truth, they are welcome. But never will they find 
us -- (at any rate) -- compromising with, and pandering to public 
prejudices. . . . K.H.

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