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Anand, so was H.P. B. also trying to create "authority"?

Sep 19, 2004 04:33 PM
by Daniel H. Caldwell


You wrote:

> "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. 


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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