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Blavatsky on T. Subba Row and Sinnett: Missing from HPB's COLLECTED WRITINGS

Jan 03, 2003 08:31 AM
by Daniel H. Caldwell " <>

In HPB's "Esoteric Instruction No. I" (as found in Boris de Zirkoff's 
edition of HPB's writings), we find the following from HPB's pen:

"Thus they speak of five kosas (sheaths or principles), and call 
Atman the sixth yet no 'principle.' This is the secret of the late 
Subba Row's criticism of the division in Esoteric Buddhism. But let 
the student now learn the true esoteric enumeration. . . ." COLLECTED 
WRITINGS, Volume XII, p. 526.

Unfortunately, the above version is edited and abridged. 

See the copy of the 1890 edition of E.S. Instruction I that I 
published on the WWW. On page 15 of that earlier and more complete 
edition, one can read some interesting comments made by Madame 
Blavatsky on T. Subba Row and also A.P. Sinnett. See:

Daniel H. Caldwell

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