Book of Dzyan Re: Helen Zahara
May 27, 2008 08:40 AM
by Konstantin Zaitzev
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Anand" <AnandGholap@...> wrote:
> C.W. Leadbeater wrote " In due course, too, we acquired further
> information about the Stanzas of Dzyan, and the more we learnt about
> them and their unique position the clearer it became to us that
> neither The Voice of the Silence nor any other book could possibly
> have in any real sense the same origin as they (the Stanzas of
> What it means is the origin of Blavatsky's The Secrete Doctrine is
> not The Book of Dzyan as she claimed. It is strange that Blavatsky
> made a mistake in such a basic thing as origin of her book The
> Secrete Doctrine.
I think that Leadbeater didn't mean anything like that.
In "The Inner Life" he acknowledges the autenticity of Book of Dzyan:
"In the case of `The Book of Dzyan' the comprehension of the symbol is
enormously assisted by the fact that the book itself is highly
magnetized in a peculiar way, so that when the student who is
privileged to see it takes one of the pages in his hand a remarkable
effect is produced upon him. Before his mind' s eye arises the picture
of that which the page is intended to symbolize, and simultaneously he
hears a sort of recitation of the stanza which describes it. It is
very difficult to put this clearly into words, but the experience is a
I have myself seen and handled the copy which Madame Blavatsky
describes ? from the study of which she wrote `The Secret Doctrine'.
That is of course not the original book, but the copy of it which is
kept in the occult museum which is under the care of the Master K.H.
The original document is at Shamballa, in the care of the Head of the
Hierarchy, and is certainly the oldest book in the world. Indeed it
has been said that part of it (the first six stanzas, I think) is even
older than the world, for it is said to have been brought over from
some previous chain. That most ancient part is regarded by some as not
merely an account of the processes of the coming into existence of a
system, but rather a kind of manual of directions for such an act of
creation. Even the copy must be millions of years old."
And the passage you have qhoted should be understood as the Book of
Dzyan is to be considered as superior to any other book, even "The
Voice of Silence".
In "Talks on the path of occultism" vol.2 Leadbeater also speaks in
favour of Tibetan origin of the "Voice of Silence", though mentioned
that it was written by the disciples who thus summarized the oral
teachings of the Master.
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