Re: A clear comparision of one central thing
Jan 19, 2003 11:34 AM
by Nick Weeks
From: "James Davis" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Personalities aside, please quote from HPB, that one most central
> idea, teaching, concept or theme, which you think most clashes with
> the corresponding idea in AAB.
Here is a central theme clash; whether it is "most central" I do not know.
>From the SD I, 470:
"He will appear as Maitreya Buddha, the last of the Avatars and Buddhas, in
the seventh Race. This belief and expectation are universal throughout the
East. Only it is not in the Kali yug, our present terrifically materialistic
age of Darkness, the "Black Age," that a new Saviour of Humanity can ever
Although Buddhists do not agree on the exact number of years until Maitreya's
appearance, they do all agree it is many millions of years hence. Since we
have about 430,000 years left in this Kali yuga, there cannot be any
reappearance of the Christ/Maitreya in this era at all.
If the Blue books only talked a little bit, or in passing, about a supposed
return of Christ & the doctrine of Avatars, as HPB & her Gurus did, one might
think there is no problem. But one can see the entire corpus of Bailey and
her guide revolves around the return of the Hierarchy and its leader. I seem
to recall, but have yet to find the quote online, that Bailey's guide wrote
that his most important contribution to the "Plan" was his work in fostering
preparation for the reappearance of Christ.
Fare Thee Well,
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