Re: Theos-World Re: Creating authority under sweet name of original teaching
Sep 18, 2004 08:38 AM
Daniel in his good rebuke of Anands
allegations asks him:
>Were Leadbeater and Besant teachers of
>Theosophy in 1882?
No, they were not in 1882.
And both AB & CWL never became teachers,
messengers or leaders of Theosophy in later
years, besides the fact that both were not
even Theosophists in 1882, or, to be more
correct, not even FTS.
In truth they were all the time what they
were at their beginning: lay chelas, or to be
more correct, they turned out in later years
as fallen lay chelas, like Arthur L. Conger
and James Long, the destroyers of the Point
Loma-Covina TS in 1946 and founders of the
Pasadena TS in 1951. Or, to express it in a
modern "positive style": They gave, as tools
of the dark side, the masses of Theosophists
the opportunity to develop discrimination
Truths fanatics and bigots do not want to
In 1882 HPB and the Masters themselves were
teaching several students.
In the first volume of HPB's SECRET DOCTRINE,
". . . the SECRET DOCTRINE is not a
treatise, or a series of vague
theories, but contains all [the teachings]
that can be given out to
the world in this century." The Secret
Doctrine, 1888, Vol I, p.
xxxviii (original edition)
And a few lines above, one reads:
". . . But it will take centuries before much
more is given from it
[the Secret Archaic Doctrine]. . . . "
So did not HPB give out the teachings of the
If so, her presentation is the original one
in modern times.
All later presentations are in that sense
derived from something original, primary, or
Would it be correct or true to say that:
Annie Besant and C.W. Leadbeater were the
first persons in modern
times to write about Theosophy?
Madame Blavatsky derived her teachings from
Mrs. Besant and Mr.
If after HPB died in 1891, no other book had
ever been written by
anyone about Theosophy, we would still have
the original writings and
teachings given by HPB. Don't you agree?
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