To Krishtar: Concerning Anand Gholap's extract about HPB's writings
Nov 01, 2004 07:54 AM
by Daniel H. Caldwell
To Krishtar: Concerning Anand Gholap's extract
about HPB's writings
You wrote to me:
Where did you take that Ananda Gholap´s extract?
I can seldon stop for a writing but that message
on that subject about HPB´s mistakes really drove
me mad. I feel an unexplicable strong sorrow when
I find someone who acts like an enemy agaisnt
HPB´s works. Are you sure that it was Anand G.
who posted it? If positive, the quote you put in
the post can only reach Ananda´s heart if he´d
be a believer of the importance of the Masters.
Krishtar, I went back thru the Theos-Talk archives and then
also looked in my morass of emails. It looks like
Anand actually just sent the email to me. I guess
at the time I assumed he had also posted it to several
groups. I didn't know it was only for my eyes.
Anyway, BELOW is his complete email so you will not
think I made it up or that I somehow distorted his message.
Sorry for the confusion.
From: "Anand Gholap" <AnandGholap@AnandGholap.org>
To: "Daniel H. Caldwell" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Assessment of H.P. Blavatsky's writing
Date: Sun, 24 Oct 2004 02:51:14 +0530
As you have asked opinion about Blavatsky's writings at theos-talk, I
am giving here my assessment.
H.P. Blavatsky made many mistakes. These mistakes were made not just
in writing on ordinary matters but also in most important philosophic
writings. Result is people are never able to reconcile things.
Mistakes and contradictions in her own writing and when compared to
other reliable writings on occultism has kept people speculating for
more than 110 years in false hope.
Unfortunately many members took her every word as right and they
discarded writings of others.
There are many reasons why she made so many mistakes. Some are given
1) She was extremely sick when most of her writing was done, almost
dying when Secrete Doctrine was written. Because of ill health many
mistakes were made in writing. Main problem started there because
readers of her writing are never able to reconcile wrong statements
in her writings. Readers are still speculating about meaning of those
wrong words and statements.
2)She was a Russian and did not get opportunity to master English
language. Wrong wording, low capacity to accurately express thoughts
in words caused confusion among readers. Person who writes on
difficult subject of Theosophy must have complete mastery over
language which she did not have.
3) Masters did not expect accuracy and details from her in the
beginning of the Theosophical Society. They expected that she would
prepare a background for giving truths by occultists who would come
later. Only a general outline of future Theosophy was expected from
her. Other objective was she would somehow face initial resistance
from people which generally happens while starting new movement. Her
writing did serve the purpose in 19th century but now as accurate
details about Nature are given by occultists who came later, sticking
to HPB's vague and inaccurate writing will be great hindrance in
Because of the factors mentioned above her writing has many mistakes
to the extent that it is not possible to recommend for reading even a
single book by her.
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