Anand, so was H.P. B. also trying to create "authority"?
Sep 19, 2004 04:33 PM
by Daniel H. Caldwell
> "Masters and HPB never claimed infallibility
> or authority. According to them in TS everybody
> is free to accept or reject any writing
> including SD and Isis. So Daniel's efforts
> of creating authority under sweet name of
> 'original teaching' are ridiculous."
So I ask you, did Madame Blavatsky try to
create "authority" by writing:
> "Mistakes have now to be checked by the
> original teachings and corrected. . . ."
And notice in her discussion of the mistaken
notion concerning Mars and Mercury that she
> When the present work was commenced, the writer, feeling sure that
> the speculation about Mars and Mercury was a mistake, applied to the
> Teachers by letter for explanation and an authoritative version.
> Both came in due time....
I call your attention to her words: an AUTHORITATIVE version.
And a little farther down the page, HPB wrote:
> Again, here are more extracts from another letter written by the
> same authority.
Notice the word: AUTHORITY
And once again, HPB wrote:
> Those alone, whom we call adepts, who know how to direct
> their mental vision and to transfer their consciousness -- physical
> and psychic both -- to other planes of being, are able to speak with
> authority on such subjects.
TO SPEAK WITH AUTHORITY...
I ask you Anand:
in your opinion was Blavatsky trying to create
authority using the sweet name of "original techings"?
And are her efforts to do so also ridiculous?
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