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Notice what H.P. Blavatsky writes about the Vaishnavas

Jan 12, 2003 10:30 AM
by D. H. Caldwell " <>

In THE SECRET DOCTRINE, Vol. 2, p. 550, H.P. Blavatsky writes:

"It is, then, the Rishis who mark the time and the periods of Kali-
yuga, the age of sin and sorrow. See in the Bhagavata Purana XII., 
II, 2, 6, 32, and Vishnu Purana. Says the latter: "When the splendour 
of Vishnu (Krishna) departed for heaven, then did the Kali Yug, 
during which men delight in sin, invade the world. . . . . When the 
Seven Rishis were in Magha, the Kali Yug, comprising 1,200 (divine) 
years (432,000 years of mortals), began; and when from Magha, they 
shall reach Purvashadha, then will this Kali age attain its growth, 
under Nanda and his successors."*. . . 

At this point in the text, there is a footnote by HPB which reads:

"* Nanda is the first Buddhist Sovereign, Chandragupta, against whom 
all the Brahmins were so arrayed; he of the Morya Dynasty, and the 
grandfather of Asoka. This is one of those passages that do not exist 
in the earlier Puranic MSS. They were added by the Vaishnavas, who 
interpolated almost as much, out of Sectarian spite, as the Christian 
Fathers did."

Daniel H. Caldwell

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