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Re: Authorship of Golden Stairs

Sep 06, 2004 08:06 PM
by Daniel H. Caldwell

Anand, you wrote:

"If Daniel's way of tracing authorship 
is followed then 'Light on the
Path' won't belong to Mabel Collins, 
Voice of the Silence will not
belong to HPB and Isis and SD will 
belong to many personalities
unknown to the world. For practical 
purpose that way can not be

You write about "Daniel's way of tracing authorship."

In this instance it is H.P. Blavatsky's way of
tracing authorship!

She says this is from a letter from her own
Master written to her.

And here is the one paragraph in question:

"Behold the truth before you: a clean life, an open mind, a pure
heart, an eager intellect, an unveiled spiritual perception, a
brotherliness for one's co-disciple, a readiness to give and
receive advice and instruction, a loyal sense of duty to the Teacher,
a willing obedience to the behests of TRUTH, once we have placed our
confidence in, and believe that Teacher to be in possession of it; a
courageous endurance of personal injustice, a brave declaration of
principles, a valiant defence of those who are unjustly attacked, and
a constant eye to the ideal of human progression and perfection which
the secret science (Gupta-Vidya) depicts––these are the golden
stairs up the steps of which the learner may climb to the Temple of
Divine Wisdom. Say this to those who have volunteered to be taught by

Please notice the last sentence of this paragraph:

"Say this to those who have volunteered to be taught by

The Master is writing this to HPB and he is referring
to her esoteric students "who have volunteered to be
taught by you."

The letter continues and you might want to carefully
read what else is said. See HPB's ESTS Instruction III


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