Re: The Mahatma Letters
Nov 15, 2002 05:38 AM
by Bhakti Ananda Goswami
DEAR MR. WES AMERMAN,
WHEN I HAVE REFERED TO THE EVOLUTION OF A THOUGHT-SYSTEM AND SOCIAL
MOVEMENT FROM ONE CENTURY INTO THE NEXT AND FROM SRI LANKA TO GREAT
BRITAIN AND GERMANY IN THE THIRD REICH, WHY DO YOU TRY TO IMPEACH THE
HISTORICAL FACTS REGARDING WHAT I HAVE REFERED TO, WITH A STATEMENT
FROM HPB WRITTEN AT THE VERY BEGINNING OF THE DEVELOPEMENT OF THE
I DID NOT INVENT THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN OLCOTT / THEOSOPHY AND THE
SINHALESE 'ARYAN' PERSECUTION OF THE TAMILS, BUT I DID GO TO SRI
LANKA AND STUDY THE SITUATION THERE. I HAVE MERELY REPORTED ON WHAT
COUNTLESS SOULS IN THE REGION KNOW, THAT SINHALESE RACIST ARYANISM,
WHICH HAS AN HISTORICAL CONNECTION TO THEOSOPHY, IS AT THE ROOT OF
THE ONGOING CONFLICT IN THAT REGION. WHY SHOOT THE MESSENGER ?
ar as Mr. Goswhami [sic] goes, I don't know nor could care less what
> credentials might be -- as if he were some sort of authority on
> Daniel provided the following timely quote from Mr. Goswami, which
> make it abundantly clear that the latter has absolutely no idea what
> Theosophy is about:
> "H. P. Blavatsky and the Theosophists and early Aryanists made Sri
> Lanka one of their world headquarters for exporting their militant
THEISM IS A SIMPLE CONCEPT. IMPERSONALISM AND VOIDISM ARE NOT ANY
FORMS OF THEISM. DESPITE ANY KIND OF SOPHISTRY AND WORD JUGGLERY,
THE VOIDISM OF THE THERAVADIN TRADITION OF SINHALESE BUDDHISM IS ONE
OF THE MOST VOIDIST AND ATHEISTIC THOUGHT-SYSTEMS ON EARTH. THIS
TRADITION WAS INFLUENCED BY AND IN TURN INFLUENCED THE TEACHINGS OF
HPB, OLCOTT AND THEOSOPHY.
Aryosophist esotericism in Britain and Germany became
> pervaded with Theravadin Buddhist thought.
THE INFLUENCE OF 'ESOTERIC' BUDDHIST AND SUFI THOUGHT ON THE ANGLO-
GERMAN ARYANISTS IS WELL ATTESTED. LIKE OLCOTT AND THE SINHALESE,
SRI LANKAN BUDDHIST ATHEISM, ETC. THE THINGS THAT I HAVE MENTIONED IN
MY SUMMARIES HAVE ALL BEEN TREATED BY OTHER SCHOLARS. IF YOU ARE NOT
FAMILIAR WITH THE HISTORICAL FACTS OF THESE THINGS, THEN DON'T 'SHOOT
THE MESSENGER' (MYSELF) FOR BRINGING THEM UP.
This 'Aryanism' doctrine
> of voidism and related moral relativism eventually became central to
> the conscienceless atrocities of the Third Reich. Theravadin
> Buddhist voidism has not been a benevolent force in history ! . ."
THE LAST CENTURY OF HORRORS INFLICTED ON THE TAMIL SHAIVITES OF SRI
LANKA BY THE 'ARYAN' SINHALESE BUDDHISTS, AND THE CONNECTIONS OF THE
THOUGHT-SYSTEM TO THE 'ESOTERISM' OF THE THIRD REICH ARE FACTS OF
HISTORY, WHICH HAVE BEEN WELL TREATED BY OTHER SCHOLARS. I DO NOT
NEED TO PROVE ANY OF THIS TO YOU. YOU MAY BE AN EXPERT ON WHAT HPB
SAID, BUT THAT DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO HER ROOT-
RACES IDEAS AFTER THEY DIFFUSED INTO THE WORLD.
> There is so much mere assertion, misinformation and innuendo
> in this first paragraph that I hardly know where to start -- What,
> example, is Theosophy's "militant atheism?" Blavatsky fought, to
> against dogmatic religion and religious hypocrisy, but to accuse
> "atheism" is the height of ignorance.
READ THE MAHATMA'S STATEMENTS ON "GOD" IN THE LETTERS. WAS THIS
CLEAR ATHEISM EVER WHOLLY REJECTED BY HPB ? SEARCH THE MAHATMA
LETTERS ARCHIVESFOR "GOD". READ EVEN THE POSTS ON THIS LIST !
What is the value of such contrived
> phrases as "Aryosophist esotericism,"
WHY IS THIS A 'CONTRIVED' PHRASE WHEN THERE WAS A WHOLE MOVEMENT OF
ARYOSOPHIC ESOTERICISM ?
DON'T BLAME ME FOR THE BUUDHIST VOIDISTS'S VOIDISM. ASK MASEO ABE
ABOUT ABSOLUTE NOTHINGNESS.
and "related moral
I DID NOT INVENT THE FACT THAT PEOPLE WITH NO ULTIMATE MEANING OR
VALUES USUALLY ARE MORAL RELATIVISTS.
On the surface or to the uneducated, they might sound
> learned, but they reek of academic bullshit. This conclusion is
> by the next sentence, that these ideas "eventually became central
> conscienceless atrocities of the Third Reich."!!!!!!!! What crap,
I GUESS YOU ARE NOT FAMILIAR WITH THE RESEARCH ON THE ESOTERIC
ORIGINS OF THE BELIEF-SYSTEM OF THE THIRD REICH.
> And you have the temerity to bring this man forward on this list
> him as an "authority" on Theosophy and Blavatsky????
WHY DOES A DISCUSSION OF ELEMENTS OF THEOSOPHICAL THOUGHT IN LATER
ARYANSISM ANGER YOU SO ? I HAVE STATED THAT I DO NOT EQUATE HPB'S
PERSONAL ARYANISM WITH THAT OF THE NAZIS. SHE ONLY STARTED SOMETHING
WHICH TURNED UGLY AND DANGEROUS IN THE HANDS OF OTHERS.
I'm sure anyone who
> has ever read Blavatsky with half an eye open could find ample
> her writings to refute this garbage.
HOW CAN YOU USE A STATEMENT MADE IN ONE CENTURY TO 'REFUTE' THE
EXISTANCE OF AN HISTORICAL REALITY IN THE NEXT ?
One line from Blavatsky should suffice
> as a start: "Theosophy is altruism, and we cannot repeat it too
> And have you ever read the first object of the Theosophical
> form the nucleus of a Universal Brotherhood of Humanity without
> of race, color or creed?" [Key to Theosophy, p 39]
I ALSO DON'T BLAME JESUS CHRIST FOR THE SPANISH INQUISITION, OR BLAME
SIDDARTHA GAUTAMA BUDDHA FOR THE SINS OF THE SINHALESE BUDDHISTS.
YOU AND YOUR ALLIES HAVE CREATED A 'STRAW MAN' ENEMY OUT OF ME. I DO
NOT THINK HPB WAS SOME KIND OF MONSTER. I HAVE NOT DRAGGED HER INTO
THE THIRD REICH OR THE RECENT DECADES OF GLOBAL HORRORS INFLICTED BY
ARYANIST RACISTS. THEY USED SOME OF 'HER' IDEAS, THAT IS ALL. WHY DO
YOU INSIST THAT I AM ASCRIBING THEIR HATRED TO HER ? I AM INTERESTED
IN THE HISTORY OF IDEAS, ESPECIALLY DANGEROUS ONES THAT HARM PEOPLE.
I HAVE NO PERSONAL VENDETTA AGAINST HPB. ALTRUISTIC THEOSOPHISTS HAVE
NOT MURDERED THOUSANDS OF TAMILS, AND ARE NOT BLOWING UP TAMIL
LIBRARIES AND DESTROYING TEMPLES AND CULTURAL TREASURES BY THE
HUNDREDS. ALTRUISTIC TS MEMBERS ARE NOT THE NEO-NAZI ARYANISTS WHO
HAVE SENT ME DEATH THREATS IN THE MAIL. I HAVE NO QUARREL WITH REAL
ALTUISTS OF ANY KIND. IT IS THE KILLERS AND CULTURE-DESTROYERS THAT
ARE TRYING TO DESTROY OR OPPRESS NON'ARYAN' PEOPLES THAT I AM
CONCERNED ABOUT. MY INTEREST IN THEOSOPHY IS IN PART BECAUSE IT IS
STILL GENERATING THE ROOT-RACES IDEAS THAT SO READILY MUTATE
INTO 'ARYANIST'GENOCIDAL CAMPAIGNS. IF THEOSOPHISTS ARE NOT
DOGMATISTS, WHY CAN'T THEY TREAT HPB/ THE MAHATMAS AS SOMETHING OTHER
THAN INFALLIBLE ? WHY CAN'T THEY ADMIT THAT THE ROOT RACES IDEA WAS
WRONG TO BEGIN WITH ? ARE THE CHINESE OR AFRICANS REALLY DYING
DUE TO THE BEHAVIOR OF SOME PEOPLE ON THIS LIST, I WILL PROBABLY NOT
BE POSTING HERE AGAIN.
BEST WISHES TO YOU ALL,
BHAKTI ANANDA GOSWAMI
> Just what is your purpose in "contributing" to this list? To prove
> there are "experts" in academia who share your views? To dissuade
> from looking into Theosophy? To attack your least favorite
> personages and hope that others will come to share your biases?
> Best Regards,
> Wes Amerman
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