Re: Theos-World RE: RE: Cayce's relevance to Theosophy/theosophy
Nov 09, 2004 03:48 PM
by Jerry Hejka-Ekins
Yes, I have a copy of the Peking edition here, and would be happy to
scan the foreword for you and anyone else who wants it. A straight scan
(not OCR) would be best, otherwise I would have to proof it for scanning
errors, and it would then no longer be a true copy. Since theos-talk is
not set up to accept attachments, I will have to email it to you direct.
Just give me a day or two to get to it.
Regarding your six questions, I hardly feel qualified to answer them.
Rather, I would be interested in a further elaboration upon what you
have read and learned concerning these 16 and 18 Arhats.
Your final question, however, does bring to mind the discussion we had
at the time with the aforementioned Indian member of our study group,
who made the remark about the "two white men." He elaborated at the
time that he believes that there are Mahatmas and that HPB was in touch
with them. But he is also of the opinion that the appearance of the
Mahatmas depends quite a lot upon the personality and expectations of
Thank for your feedback.
Well your last paragraph is responsible for this response, chuckles. In
reading the dialog of the two honored posters I thought of certain things which
may be considered juvenile that I would like to ask either of you.
1. Is a Mahatma validated or proven by the fact that he or she writes or
2. Isn't the most basic beginning point of the controversy inseparable from
Madame Blavatsky's assertions?
3. I have read that certain of the Buddhist Sects count 18 Arhats, while the
agreed Canon for most is but 16 Arhats.
4. Is there a connection from the viewpoint of Madame Blavatsky and her two
Mahatma's with the 2 Arhats that are not in the Canon of most Buddhists?
5. It is said there were two Arhats that are to be found throughout this
Manvantaric Cycle at Kalapa, in India. Did Madame Blavatsky ever go there?
6. I have read that the Mahatma's may upon their decision place upon the
screen of the minds of human what image they choose to present and that variably
they can present contenance as is appropriate and most acculturated and
acceptable to each persons affections. Isn't then the color a nuance that becomes
meaningless and for most purposes constitutes an expedient means?
Jerry, do you have in your library the 1927 Peking issue of "The Voice of the
Silence" reprint by Alice Leighton cleaver and Basil Crump with the foreword
written by the 9th Panchen Lama who taught and initiated the Kalachakra. And
what is your opinion about the possibility that Madame Blavatsky had been
mentored on the Kalachakra, it's cycles of time, etc (it wasn't until 1981 that the
Kalachakra came to America by way of the Dalai Lama)? If you have this work
can the foreword of the 9th Panchen Lama be posted here? I would really like to
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