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The Masters as "the powerful Guides and Guardians of all humanity"?

Jan 27, 2003 03:25 PM
by D. H. Caldwell " <>

In two of BAG's postings, he writes about HPB's Masters. The excerpts 
are given below. The second excerpt may have been written in jest.

(1) "The evidence is that over time there were a variety of 
real 'adepts' in HPB's life. That these were other than normal 
gifted men has not been shown by any credible evidence. . . Do I 
think that they were the powerful Guides and Guardians of all 
humanity whose 'letters' HPB delivered to the world ? NO. I am SURE 
that there were no such 'masters' as her 'Mahatmas' who materialized 
letters that landed on peoples' heads."

(2) "HPB's Mahatmas are guiding everything, and so it is the 'best of 
all possible worlds'. Maybe they will precipitate a letter to the UN 
inspection team telling them where all the WMD are being hidden. Or, 
maybe they will just send Maitreya to the UN to straighten everything 
out ! : )"

What is BAG's idea of HPB's Masters? He writes about "the powerful 
Guides and Guardians of all humanity."

One wonders if he is confusing HPB's statements, etc. about them with 
what various Neo-Theosophists have claimed since her death?

Here is what Koot Hoomi wrote in his first letter to A.O. Hume in 
1880 about the adepts:

We never pretended to be able to draw nations in the mass to this or 
that crisis in spite of the general drift of the world's cosmic 
relations. The cycles must run their rounds. Periods of mental and 
moral light and darkness succeed each other, as day does night. The 
major and minor yugas must be accomplished according to the 
established order of things. And we, borne along on the mighty tide, 
can only modify and direct some of its minor currents. If we had the 
powers of the imaginary Personal God, and the universal and immutable 
laws were but toys to play with, then indeed might we have created 
conditions that would have turned this earth into an Arcadia for 
lofty souls. But having to deal with an immutable Law, being 
ourselves its creatures, we have had to do what we could and rest 
thankful. There have been times when "a considerable portion of 
enlightened minds" were taught in our schools. Such times there were 
in India, Persia, Egypt, Greece and Rome. But, as I remarked in a 
letter to Mr. Sinnett, the adept is the efflorescence of his age, and 
comparatively few ever appear in a single century. Earth is the 
battle ground of moral no less than of physical forces; and the 
boisterousness of animal passions under the stimulus of the rude 
energies of the lower group of etheric agents, always tends to quench 

What else could one expect of men so nearly related to the lower 
kingdom from which they evolved? True also, our numbers are just now 
diminishing but this is because, as I have said, we are of the human 
race, subject to its cyclic impulse and powerless to turn that back 
upon itself. Can you turn the Gunga or the Brahmaputra, back to its 
sources; can you even dam it so that its piled up waters will not 
overflow the banks? No, but you may draw the stream partly into 
canals and utilize its hydraulic power for the good of mankind. So 
we, who can not stop the world from going in its destined direction, 
are yet able to divert some part of its energy into useful channels. 
Think of us as demi-gods and my explanation will not satisfy you; 
view us as simple men -- perhaps a little wiser as the result of 
special study -- and it ought to answer your objection.
Quoted from:

Daniel H. Caldwell

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