psychic HPB situation on Isis
Sep 14, 2004 04:08 PM
Hello Pedro and all
Under what psychic conditions was Isis written?
If I am not mistaken, there are two clear branches here in the main discussions: the ones who are trying to prove that HPB was mostly infallible and those trying to prove she was not or at least trying do dowgrade her capacity of chanelling precisely the Masters wisdom.
Perhaps expecting to find mutual agreement that she failed many times wouldgive fuel to those CWLīs defensors .
If I can remember the atmosphere in which Isis was written, she was a beginner in writing that kind of subjects and she herself didīnt know what thecontent was all about, at least all you may agree or not, she was very honest at admitting her probable mistakes or " crepts" as KH reported.
There shouldnīt be any antinomy but maybe one should think that the writers, as it is said before, point the direction and we must find the truth byourselves.
Mahatma KH insisted that his letters were deeply corrected before it was sent, but HPBīs works was not a one-hand craft, but a whole of many adepts trying to pass a very occult and complex matter through oneīs brain is not as simple.
Has anyone of you ever been in HPBīs shoes?
Krishtar----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 2004 6:14 PM
Subject: Theos-World Re: endless series of Seers
--- In email@example.com, MKR<ramadoss@g...> wrote:
> Were there not several instances of what is said in Isis
> different from later explanation in SD. When one deals especially
> matters what psychics can see and describe, there are bound to be
> differences. Until such time that *we can for ourselves see first
> there are going to be differences of perception. It also reminds me
> blind men and the elephant. Each had a different perception and all
> correct in their limited perception.
I fully agree with your view. We should aim at direct perception of
the truth (or otherwise) of the teachings for ourselves.
Regarding "Isis", see what Master K.H. wrote (ML 18, chronological):
"(By-the-bye you must not trust Isis literally. The book is but a
tentative effort to divert the attention of the Spiritualists from
their preconceptions to the true state of things. The author was made
to hint and point out in the true direction, to say what things are
not, not what they are. Proof reader helping, a few real mistakes
have crept in as on page 1, chapter 1, volume 1, where divine Essence
is made emanating from Adam instead of the reverse.)"
Perhaps the present-day generation of students is faced with a kind
of antinomy: "Theosophy encourages the seach for Truth, but only the
teachings of HPB and the Mahatmas are true".
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