Master Koot Hoomi on THE SECRET DOCTRINE
Sep 25, 2004 06:36 PM
by Daniel H. Caldwell
In August, 1888, Master K.H. wrote the
following to Colonel Henry Olcott:
"[THE SECRET DOCTRINE is] . . . an epitome of occult truths that will
make it a source of information and instruction for the earnest
student for long years to come. . . ."
Furthermore, Master K.H told Olcott:
"Be assured that [in THE SECRET DOCTRINE] what she [HPB] has not
annotated from scientific and other works, we have given or suggested
to her. Every mistake or erroneous notion, corrected and explained by
her from the works of other theosophists was corrected by me, or
under my instruction."
One should compare this statement by the Master with what Madame
Blavatsky said in the SD. She writes:
"Mistakes have now to be checked by the original teachings and
corrected. . . ."
"Among such . . . [was] the erroneous statement that two of the
superior Globes of the terrestrial chain were two of our well-known
'besides the Earth . . . there are only two other worlds of our chain
which are visible. . . . Mars and Mercury. . . .' (Esoteric Buddhism;
"This was a great mistake. . . ."
". . . neither Mars nor Mercury belong to our chain. They are, along
with the other planets, septenary Units in the great host of "chains"
of our system, and all are as visible as their upper globes are
invisible. . . ."
"When the present work was commenced, the writer [H.P. Blavatsky
herself] , feeling sure that the speculation about Mars and Mercury
was a mistake, applied to the Teachers [the Mahatmas] by letter for
explanation and an authoritative version. Both came in due time, and
verbatim extracts from these are now given.
'. . . . both (Mars and Mercury) are septenary chains, as independent
of the Earth's sidereal lords and superiors as you are independent of
the 'principles' of Daumling (Tom Thumb) -- which were perhaps his
six brothers, with or without night-caps. . . . '. . .
'. . . Our Globe, as taught from the first, is at the bottom of the
arc of descent, where the matter of our perceptions exhibits itself
in its grossest form. . . . . . . Hence it only stands to reason that
the globes which overshadow our Earth must be on different and
superior planes. In short, as Globes, they are in CO-ADUNITION but
not IN CONSUBSTANTIALITY WITH OUR EARTH and thus pertain to quite
another state of consciousness. . . What I wrote [the Mahatma K.H. is
here referring to his letters to Sinnet and Hume] was 'The minor
Pralaya concerns only our little STRINGS OF GLOBES.' (We called
chains 'Strings' in those days of lip- confusion.) . . . 'To such a
string our Earth belongs.' This ought to have shown plainly that the
other planets were also 'strings' or CHAINS. . .'
"It becomes patent why we could not perceive, even with the help of
the best earthly telescopes, that which is outside our world of
matter. 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. And they tell us plainly: -- . . .
'. . . . . . Be prudent, we say, prudent and wise, and above all take
care what those who learn from you believe in; lest by deceiving
themselves they deceive others . . . . .' "
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