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2 More Extracts about "God" from the Letters of Koot Hoomi

Jul 25, 2008 00:49 AM
by danielhcaldwell


...In my notes on Mr. Hume's MSS., "On God" -- that he kindly adds to
our Philosophy, something the latter had never contemplated before --
the subject is mentioned abundantly. Has he refused you a look into
it? For you -- I may enlarge my explanations, but not before you
have read what I say of the origin of good and evil on those
margins. Quite enough was said by me for our present purposes.
Strangely enough I found a European author -- the greatest
materialist of his times, Baron d'Holbach -- whose views coincide
entirely with the views of our philosophy. When reading his Essais
sur la Nature, I might have imagined I had our book of Kiu-ti before
me. As a matter of course and of temperament our Universal Pundit
will try to catch at those views and pull every argument to pieces.
So far he only threatens me to alter his Preface and not to publish
the philosophy under his own name. Cuneus cuneum, tradit: I begged
him not to publish his essays at all.


I dread the appearance in print of our philosophy as expounded by
Mr. H[ume]. I read his three essays or chapters on God (?)
cosmogony and glimpses of the origin of things in general, and had
to cross out nearly all. He makes of us Agnostics!! We do not
believe in God because so far, we have no proof, etc. This is
preposterously ridiculous: if he publishes what I read, I will have
H.P.B. or Djual Khool deny the whole thing; as I cannot permit our
sacred philosophy to be so disfigured. He says that people will not
accept the whole truth; that unless we humour them with a hope that
there may be a 'loving Father and creator of all in heaven' our
philosophy will be rejected a priori. In such a case the less such
idiots hear of our doctrines the better for both. If they do not
want the whole truth and nothing but the truth, they are welcome.
But never will they find us -- (at any rate) -- compromising with,
and pandering to public prejudices.

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