K. Paul Johnson on Damodar's "Fate"
Nov 13, 2002 06:56 PM
by Daniel H. Caldwell
In 1990, in his first book on Blavatsky and Theosophy, K. Paul
Johnson wrote about Damodar's "fate":
"Alas for poor Damodar! The entire period of his attachment to the
Headquarters had been extremely stressful, as he was HPB's only truly
trusted chela. Whatever the mysterious connection between the real
Masters and the dubious phenomena, the secret died with him and HPB.
But while she could rebound, as she had from so many other trials,
his honour was destroyed and his only salvation was escape. Motivated
by love for India and hope for reviving its degraded spiritual
heritage, he had labored for the Masters and gained as his reward
public humiliation as an accomplice of a fraudulent psychic. Small
wonder that he felt he had no choice but to quietly disappear
into 'Tibet.' Damodar's destination was probably neither the death by
freezing to which Meade and her predecessors condemn him, nor the
glorious reunion with Tibetan Masters as believed by Theosophists. In
Kashmir or the Punjab, he was rewarded for his labors with a new
identity and a new life in service to the real Masters whose
existence was denied by Richard Hodgson." Paul Johnson, In Search of
the Masters, privately published, 1990, page 257.
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