RE: Theos-World Pedro on his "Difficulty" about use of concepts "Atma" and "S...
Nov 22, 2004 03:42 AM
by W.Dallas TenBroeck
Nov 22 2004
Re: H P B on Judge
Thanks for the translation of the "gatha" on discrimination.
As to the rest of your comments and surmises. You take note of incidents in
the life of HPB written perhaps for the enlightenment of some students
familiar as you are with expressions of the processes of discipleship in
various schools -- which tends to say (as I understand it) that all true
schools follow a similar method of teaching and discipline.
The result of such work appears to relate to the diffusion of wisdom
to those able to grasp it.
There are a number of important statements made by HPB on Mr. Judge.
Here are some.
H. P. B. ON W. Q. J.
NOTE: 1. This does not include the Andover-Harvard
letters written by HPB to WQJ. ( Recd. October 1993.)
2. Other HPB letters or statement about Judge culled from
various sources, such as
LETTERS THAT HAVE HELPED ME, LUCIFER, IRISH THEOSOPHIST, PATH, .
H. P. B. to Judge on
Nirmanakaya residing within him.
Ostende, Oct. 3, 1886
"The trouble with you is that you do not know the great change that came to
pass in you a few years ago. Others have occasionally their astrals changed
and replaced by those of Adepts (as of Elementaries) and they influence the
outer, and the higher man. With you, it is the NIRMANAKAYA not the
'astral' that is blended with your astral. Hence the dual nature and
WQJ BIOGRAPHY, Eek & DE ZIRCOV, p. 19;
B.C.W. Vol. VII, p. xxvii, 138;
THEOS. FORUM (Pt. Loma), Aug. 15, 1932, p. 253;
H P B's TRUST & RELIANCE ON JUDGE
[Dec. 14 1888]
On December 14th 1888 HPB issued an ES order stating that Mr. Judge was to
be her "...only channel through whom will be sent and received all
communications between the members of said Section and myself [HPB]." She
did this, as she then also wrote, establishing his 'position' in the ES
"...in virtue of his character as a chela of thirteen years standing."
It is plain that HPB reposed a special trust in Judge. She wrote in one of
her letters to him ( # 4, above) that he was "...part of herself for several
aeons...The Esoteric Section and its life in the U.S.A.
depends on W.Q.J. remaining its agent and what he is now. The day W.Q.J.
resigns, H.P.B. will be virtually dead for the Americans. W.Q.J. is the
Antaskarana between the two Manas(es), the American thought and the
Indian--or rather the trans-Himalayan Esoteric Knowledge.
DIXI H.P.B. /\ "
P.S. W.Q.J. had better show, and impress this on the minds of all those who
it may concern." -- (H.P.B. )
In another letter she added: "If knowing that W.Q.J. is the only man in the
E.S. in whom I have confidence enough not to have extracted from
him a pledge, he misunderstands me or doubts my affection for him or
Mr. Judge, as HPB must have seen at one point, had to be told about events
that were potential in the future to come. Looking into that future, she
wrote him from Ostende in July 1886:
-- "Well, sir, and my only friend, the crisis is nearing. I am ending my
S.D. and you are going to replace me, or take my place in America. I know
you will have success if you do not lose heart; but do, do remain true to
the Masters and Their Theosophy and THE NAMES... May They help you and allow
us to send you our best blessings."
-- HPB ( # 15, LETTERS, p. 280 )
And, in another, She wrote:-- "Take my place in America now and, after I am
gone, at Adyar. If you have no more personal ambition than I have--and I
know you have not, only combativeness--then this will be no more sacrifice
for you than it was for me to have Olcott as my President. ... I am yours
truly in the work forever. Dispose of me. I will ... help you with all my
powers..." --HPB LETTERS p. 282
On the inner planes of the constitution of man there are many mysteries,
some of which Theosophy has made clearer. When one begins to deal with
greater responsibilities, and wider fields of action in a movement which has
the amelioration of the race for its objective and " to change the manas and
buddhi " of that race ( the mental bent and the intuitiveness ), one becomes
aware that great personages work side by side with us, may visit us, even,
in our dreams, and speak to us with the whispers of inspiration.
In HPB's letters to Mr. Judge one may find such an indication. On October
3rd l886, from Ostende, Belgium, she wrote him: "The trouble with you is
that you do not know the great change that came to pass in you a few years
ago. Others have occasionally their astrals changed and replaced by those
of Adepts (as of Elementaries) and they influence the outer, and the higher
man. With you, it is the NIRMANAKAYA not the 'astral' that is blended with
your astral. Hence the dual nature and fighting."
WQJ APPOINTED VICE-PRESIDENT T .S.
On December 27-29th, 1888 at the Convention held at the Adyar Headquarters,
Col. Olcott PTS nominated Mr. Judge to be Vice-President of the TS, and this
was then done by election.(CWB X, XXVIII). Another important resolution was
also passed then on the policy of reorganizing the TS on lines of autonomous
sections, (see ODL IV 74-83).
[ The Theosophist, Supplement Yr. 1888 ]
We may assume that this was ordered done by Master, HPB having written:
"Master wants Judge to be elected for life, for reasons of his own--that's
God's truth..."; and, writing directly to him, she says: "...Affairs and
events may be turned off by unseen hands into such a groove that you will
be unanimously elected for life -- just as Olcott and I were--to go on with
the work after our deaths."
Mr. Judge once wrote of H.P.B.'s having shown him "where the designs for the
work had been hidden," and again of her having laid down "the lines of force
all over the land." It is clear that the methods adopted by H.P.B. were not
empiric but conformed to a plan clearly visualized by the Masters.
(BPW- T M Vol. 25-1 p. 82)
The implementation of the plan depended primarily upon the work of H.P.B.,
but depended and still depends secondarily upon the efforts of those with
sufficient intuition to glimpse something of its outline. Of those in the
public eye, perhaps only two, W. Q. Judge and Damodar K. Mavalankar, did so
immediately, while the remainder were attracted by one or more of the Three
Objects without at first grasping much of their deeper import.
As early as April 1880, in "The THEOSOPHIST," it was stated in the revised
Rules and By-Laws that the Society consisted of three Sections:
The first was "exclusively of proficients or initiates in Esoteric Science
or Philosophy," who took a deep interest in the Society; the second was of
Theosophists who had "proved their fidelity, zeal and courage and their
devotion to the Society," that they had become able to regard all men as
equally their brothers, and who were "ready to defend the life and honor of
a brother Theosophist" at whatever risk to themselves; the third was of
Probationers, who remained such until their purpose to remain in the Society
had become fixed, their usefulness had been shown and their ability to
conquer evil habits and unwarrantable prejudices had been demonstrated."
[B P W, T M, v. 25, p. 182]
SELECTIONS FROM LETTERS OF H P BLAVATSKY
[ Written before 1891 ]
"If W.Q.Judge, the man who has done most for Theosophy in America, who has
worked most unselfishly in your country, and has ever done the bidding of
Master, the best he knew how, is left alone...then I say--let them go !
They are no Theosophists: and if such a thing should happen, and Judge be
left to fight his battles alone, then I shall bid all of them an eternal
good-bye. I swear on MASTER'S holy name to shake off the dust of my feet
from every one of them ... I am unable to realize that at the hour of
trouble and supreme fight ... any true Theosophist should hesitate for one
moment to back W.Q.J. publicly and lodge in his or her protest. Let them
read Masters' letter in the preliminary ... All that I said about W.Q.J. was
from His words in His letter to me ... Do with this letter what you like.
Show it to anyone you please as my firm determination ..."
LETTERS THAT HAVE HELPED ME, (ULT) p. 277
[Theosophy Vol. 3, p. 417]
[ April 3rd. 1888 ]
"To: William Q. Judge,
General Secretary of the American Section of the
MY DEAREST BROTHER AND CO-FOUNDER
OF THE THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY:
In addressing to you this letter, which I request you to read to the
convention summoned for April 22nd,  ... We were several, to call it
to life in 1875. Since then you have remained alone to preserve that life
through good and evil report. It is to you chiefly, if not entirely, that
the Theosophical Society owes its existence in 1888. Let me then thank you
for it, for the first and perhaps the last, time publicly, and from the
bottom of my heart, which beats only for the cause you represent so well and
serve so faithfully. I ask you to remember that, on this occasion, my voice
is but the feeble echo of other more sacred voices, and the transmitter of
the approval of Those whose presence is alive in more than one true
Theosophical heart, and lives, as I know, pre-eminently in yours. ..."
[H.P.B.'s 1st Message to the American Theosophists. April l888.]
Proceedings of the Convention,
LETTERS THAT HAVE HELPED ME, p. 276-7 U.L.T.,
Los Angeles, l946
ESOTERIC TS SECTION
Dec 14 l888
"As head of the Esoteric Section of the Theosophical Society I hereby
declare that William Q. Judge, of New York, U.S., in virtue of his character
as a chela of thirteen years' standing, and of the trust and confidence
reposed in him, is my only representative for said Section in America, and
he is the sole channel through whom will be sent and received all
communications between the members of said Section and myself, and to him
full faith, confidence and credit in that regard are to be given.
Done at London this fourteenth day in December, 1888, and in the
fourteenth year of the Theosophical Society."
[ SEAL ] H. P. BLAVATSKY
S A T
THEOSOPHICAL MOVEMENT, Vol. I, p. 17;
WQJ BIOGRAPHY, Eek & de Zircov p. 16-17;
EST CIRCULAR, May 27, l891, (Pt. Loma)
[ Oct. 23, 1889 ]
"He or she, who believes that under any circumstances whatever,
provocations, gossips, slander or anything devised by the enemy, H.P.B. will
ever dream even of going against W.Q.J.--does not know H.P.B.--even if he or
she does know H.P.Blavatsky, or thinks he knows her.
"The idea is absurd & preposterous.
"If W.Q.J. gets riled under any provocation--for more than five minutes by
the city clock, then he is a flap-doodle. H.P.B. would give 7 dozens of
Bridges, 77 dozens of Noyses, the whole esoteric brood in the U.S.A. for
one W.Q.J. who is part of herself for several eons. Those having ears will
hear, those who are deaf & blind, let them provide themselves with false
ears & glass eyes, or--vanish away.
"The Esoteric Section and its life in the U.S.A. depends on W.Q.J. remaining
its agent & what he is now. The day W.Q. J. resigns, H.P.B. will be
virtually dead for the Americans. W.Q.J. is the Antaskarana between the two
Manas (es), the American thought & the Indian--or rather the trans-Himalayan
Esoteric Knowledge. DIXI."
P.S. W.Q.J. had better show, & impress this on the minds of all those whom
it may concern."
WQJ BIOGRAPHY, Eek & de Zircov, p. 20-21.
LETTERS THAT HAVE HELPED ME, (ULT), p. 277-8
"Ingratitude is a crime in Occultism, and I shall illustrate the point by
citing the case of W.Q.Judge.
He is one of the three founders of the Theosophical Society, the only three
who have remained as true as rock to the cause. While others have all turned
deserters or enemies, he has ever remained faithful to his original pledge
He is the Resuscitator of Theosophy in the United States, and is working to
the best of his means and ability, and at a great sacrifice, for the spread
of the movement... Brother Judge refuses to defend himself (*)... But is
that a reason why we should let him go undefended ?
It is our bounden duty to support him, in every way... Let our protest be on
merely defensive lines, and not of an aggressive character. For, if the
spirit of Theosophy does not permit aggressiveness being used, yet it does
demand in some cases active defense, and it does impose on everyone the duty
of taking an active interest in the welfare of a brother, especially of a
persecuted brother, as Mr. Judge is now ... "
-- H. P. Blavatsky.
THEOS. MVT., Vol. 5, p. 65
WQJ BIOGRAPHY, Eek & de Zircov, p. 22
Fn: (*) Mr. Judge was being attacked by Dr. Coues.
"If knowing that W.Q.J. is the only man in the E.S. in whom I have
confidence enough not to have extracted from him a pledge, he misunderstands
me or doubts my affection for him or gratitude, then in addition to other
things he must be a flap-doodle ... There is nothing I would not do for him
and I will stick to him till death through thick and thin ... He says and
writes and prints he is my agent (of the Master rather, not mine).
Therefore it is easy for him to say that any alterations are as by myself
.. And look here, if he does protest ... against what I say about him in the
forthcoming Instructions, then I will curse him on my death-bed. He does
not know what I do. He has to be defended whether he will or not. He has
much to endure and he is over-worked. But so have I, and if he threatens me
with such a thing [as resignation] then I had better shut up shop ... May
our Savior, the mild Jesus, have him in his keeping."
LETTERS, p. 279
"He who does all and the best he can and knows how does ENOUGH for Them.
This is a message for Judge. His Path begins to beat The Theosophist out
of sight. It is most excellent ... The Path alone is his certificate for
him in Theosophy." - -HPB
LETTERS , p. 279
"Oh, my poor crushed chum, what would I give to help him. I try to be with
him as much as I can. I am often watching him. ... He should gather
strength from one who is oftener with him than he knows of." -- HPB
"Judge ... whom I trusted more perhaps than I did Olcott--or myself."
LETTERS THAT HAVE HELPED ME (ULT) p. 279
IRISH THEOSOPHIST, June 1895.
"Master wants Judge to be elected for life, for reasons of His own--that's
God's truth. ... Less that you would I want to see X---- or anyone (save
Judge) elected for life. ... But if I do not like the idea it is because I
trust no one any longer, save Judge, and Olcott perhaps. I have lost my
faith in mankind and see and smell (rightly, if you please) Judases
everywhere. But with Judge it is different ..."
LETTERS, p. 280
"My dear W. Q. J....my only friend...Judge has done for me so much lately,
I owe him such gratitude, there is nothing I would not do for him...pon my
word, I never knew I cared so much for him personally...I will never forget
Judge's loyalty and devotion, his unswerving friendship..."
LETTERS, p. 280
"Thanks for all, my dear old chum [W.Q.J.]; may the Masters protect him.
His ever and till and AFTER death." -- HPB
LETTERS THAT HAVE HELPED ME, p. 280;
IRISH THEOSOPHIST, June 1895.
Ostende, July 1886
"Well, sir, and my only friend, the crisis is nearing. I am ending my Secret
Doctrine, and you are going to replace me, or take my place in America. I
know you will have success if you do not lose heart; but do, do remain true
to the Masters and Their Theosophy and the names ... May They help you and
allow us to send you our best blessings. " -- HPB
[letter continued] I am offered any amount of money, an income, board,
lodging, all free to come to America and work without you, i.e., against...I
rather lose the whole American lot to the last man, X---- included, than
YOU. Perhaps soon now, they will know why...Now be so kind as to write to
me plainly (so that I can read) what you expect me to do and what I must not
do. And I give you my word that I shall follow your instructions. Let us
understand each other, mutually. But till now no one ever said to me a word
about you asking to do this or that. Write to me direct and I will do it.
Goodbye my Irish crocodile, and may Master protect you."
-- H. P. Blavatsky
"SHE BEING DEAD YET SPEAKETH"
HPB ARTICLES, (ULT), Vol. I, 121.
LETTERS THAT HAVE HELPED ME, p. 280.
COLLECTED. WORKS of H.P. BLAVATSKY, V. 7, p. xxvii
... "Affairs and events may be turned off by unseen hands into such a
groove that you will be unanimously elected for life--just as Olcott and I
were--to go on with the work after our deaths. Do you understand what it
means? It means that, unless you consent, you force me to a miserable life
and a MISERABLE DEATH, with the idea preying upon my mind that there is an
end of Theosophy. That for several years I will not be able to help it on,
and steer its course, became I will have to act in a body which will have to
be assimilated to the Nirmanakaya, because even in occultism there are such
things as a failure and a retardment and a misfit ... Nothing that you will
do will ever be discountenanced by me, my beloved W.Q.J."
LETTERS, pp. 280-281
"If I thought for one moment that Lucifer will 'rub out' Path I would never
consent to be the editor. But listen, then, my good old friend. Once that
the Masters have proclaimed your Path the best, the most theosophical of all
theosophical publications, surely it is not to allow it to be rubbed out ...
One is the fighting combative Manas: the other (Path) is pure Buddhi ...
Lucifer will be Theosophy militant and Path the shining light, the
Star of Peace. If your intuition does not whisper to you 'IT IS SO,' then
that intuition must be wool-gathering. No, sir, the Path is too well, too
theosophically edited for me to interfere."
LETTERS, p. 281
"I trust Judge more than anyone in the world ... He has numerous enemies who
work against him underhand and openly too, as --- does. Now I have to hold
in check and counterwork their machinations when they write or say to Olcott
that Judge is a liar, etc. Now this is a ____ lie ... I am thinking of
going to U.S. with Annie Besant when the spirit moveth me."
LETTERS THAT HAVE HELPED ME, (ULT), p. 281
[ 1888 ]
"Well, my only friend, you ought to know better. Look into my life and try
to realize it--in its outer course at least, as the rest is hidden. I am
under the curse of ever writing, as the wandering Jew was under that of
being ever on the move, never stopping one moment to rest. Three ordinary
healthy persons could hardly do what I have to do. I live an artificial
life; I am an automaton running full steam until the power of generating
steam stops, and then--good-bye ! ...
Night before last I was shown a bird's eye-view of the Theosophical
Societies. I saw a few earnest reliable Theosophists in a death struggle
with the world in general, with other--nominal but ambitious--Theosophists.
The former are greater in number than you may think, and they prevailed, as
you in America will prevail, if you only remain staunch to the Master's
programme and true to yourselves. And last night I saw /\ and now I feel
strong--such as I am in my body--and ready to fight for Theosophy and the
few true ones to my last breath, The defending forces have to be
judiciously--so scanty they are--distributed over the globe, wherever
Theosophy is struggling against the powers of darkness."
--H. P. Blavatsky
"Is Judge ready to help me to carry on the sacrifice--that of accepting and
carrying on the burden of life, which is heavy? My choice is made and I
will not go back on it. I remain in England in the midst of the howling
wolves. Here I am needed and nearer to America; there in Adyar there are
dark plots going on against me and poor Olcott." -- H. P.
LETTERS THAT HAVE HELPED ME, p. 281-2,
LUCIFER VIII, p. 291,
"YOURS TILL DEATH AND AFTER."
WQJ ARTICLES (ULT), II, p.2
"Take my place in America now and, after I am gone, at Adyar. If you have
no more personal ambition than I have-- and I know you have not, only
combativeness--then this will be no more sacrifice for you than it was for
me to have Olcott as my President. ... I am yours truly in the work forever.
Dispose of me. I will ... help you with all my powers ..."
"Well, I have raised a 'Frankenstein' [the TS.], and he seeks to devour me.
You alone can save the fiend and make of him a man. Breathe into him a soul
if not the spirit. Be his Savior in the U.S. and may the blessings of my
SUPERIORS and yours descend on you. Yours--the 'old woman,' but one ready
to offer you her inner life if you begin and proceed with the work ... But
as the ranks thin around us, and one by one our best intellectual forces
depart, to turn bitter enemies, I say--Blessed are the pure-hearted who have
only intuition, for intuition is better than intellect ..."
LETTERS THAT HAVE HELPED ME, (ULT), p. 281-2
[ Sept. 12, 1889 ]
[ HPB to Mr. R. Harte, Acting Editor,
THE THEOSOPHIST, Adyar, India.
"...Nevertheless your wicked and untheosophical denunciation of Judge,
which is as false as it is untheosophical falls flat again in its
application to the E.S. Judge has never pledged himself, never signed
anything; for as in the case of Olcott, my confidence in him is sufficient
to trust him without any Pledges. The numerous letters I receive from
really good theosophists such as Buck, Mrs. Ver Planck, do not show their
'disgust' for Judge. But they show me most decidedly for your tactless
writings in The Theosophist and the showers of letters you inundate them
with. If the American Section breaks with Adyar it will be your doing."
-- H. P. Blavatsky
WQJ BIOGRAPHY, Eek & de Zircov, p. 23-4.
THEOS. FORUM, Vol. 5, Jan. 1934
[ Apl. 15, 1891 ]
"To the Fifth Convention of the American Section of
The Theosophical Society
"I have purposely omitted any mention of my oldest friend and fellow-worker,
W.Q.Judge, in my general address to you, because I think that his unflagging
and self-sacrificing efforts for the building up of Theosophy in America
deserves special mention.
Had it not been for W.Q.Judge, Theosophy would not be where it is today in
the United States. It is he who has mainly built up the movement among
you, and he who has proved in a thousand ways his entire loyalty to the best
interests of Theosophy and the Society.
Mutual admiration should play no part in a Theosophical Convention, but
honour should be given where honour is due, and I gladly take this
opportunity of stating in public, by the mouth of my friend and colleague,
Annie Besant, my deep appreciation of the work of your General Secretary,
and of publicly tendering him my most sincere thanks and deeply-felt
gratitude in the name of Theosophy, and for the noble work he is doing and
Fifth of the FIVE MESSAGES TO AMERICAN
THEOSOPHISTS, p. 32
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