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Re: Theos-World Anand's quotes from SECRET DOCTRINE should be compared to other quotes in SD

Sep 25, 2004 08:03 PM
by Bill Meredith

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Subject: Theos-World Anand's quotes from SECRET DOCTRINE should be compared to other quotes in SD


Certainly H.P. Blavatsky wrote:

"But it is perhaps desirable to state unequivocally
that the teachings, however fragmentary and
incomplete, contained in these volumes. . . . "

But the student should ALSO keep in mind the
following statements by HPB in the SD:

". . . the SECRET DOCTRINE is not a treatise, or a series of vague
theories, but contains all that can be given out to the world in this
century." The Secret Doctrine, 1888, Vol I, p. xxxviii (original
edition) .

If accept this statement as factual, since she used the words "this century" rather than "for a hundred years" the statement is true even if more were given out beginning as early as 1901.

And on the same page Madame Blavatsky writes:

". . . But it will take centuries before much more is given from it
[the Secret Archaic Doctrine]. . . . "
If one studies the claims of contact with Masters of Wisdom and Compassion and finds that they do not resonate with one's own higher sense of wisdom and compassion then that would be a valid basis for dismissal in my opinion. However, I also think it a mistake to dismiss out of hand all claims of contact since Madam's time based solely on this and other similar statements by her. For instance, if we accept what she writes here as accurate, this quote clearly indicates that some more may be given in the intervening centuries before much more is given.




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