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re to Jerome

Sep 11, 2003 08:46 PM
by Mauri

Yes, Jerome, those words/quotes relate partly to what I was trying to get across in my "re Besant's Preface to SD III" post. Apparently I failed to get my intended meaning across, again (?), since you're not quoting from, or responding to, what I thought were some of my key concerns: such as about whether or not Cleather might've been correct about Besant's editing ways re SD III (ie, in spite of the wording in that Preface). But don't worry about it, Jerome, on my account.

Jerome selectively quoted Mauri, rearranging Mauri's sentences: <<Thanks, Jerome, for that "Preface" from Annie Besant for (apparently?) HPB's SD III. In the following, I'm responding to Annie Besant as if she were a member of this discussion list. Or, in other words, if you had trouble figuring out what HPB might've meant to say, why not leave her "possible meaning" intact in the sense of leaving the words as you found them? Or did you do just that? Of course (?), if you saw yourself as HPB's successor, then the temptation to offer your "own opinions" might've led to ... well, the kinds of words you offered in that Preface? I guess we all tend to interpret about "exoteric/esoteric" somewhat personally? >>

And, in the same post, Jerome quoted from Annie Besant's Preface to SD III, again, partly this time: <<'In a few cases I have filled in a gap, but any such addition is enclosed within square brackets, so as to be distinguished from the text. In "The Mystery of Buddha" a further difficulty arose; some of the Sections had been written four or five times over, each version containing some sentences that were not in the others; I have pieced these versions together,taking the fullest as basis, and inserting therein everything added in any other versions. It is, however, with some hesitation that I have included these Sections in the Secret Doctrine.' Preface. AB. SDIII. HPB. >>>
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