Re: Wiki article on H P Blavatsky
Nov 11, 2010 08:46 PM
Hi MKR and all
Having just read the wiki article on HPB, I have to disagree
with you that it is "An excellent write up".
I fear it will only lead to some erroneous ideas about HPB and
is completely void of the true nature of HPB and her enormous
task. All this talk of marriage, did she/didn't she have a child,
was she a virgin, etc. etc., is nothing short of gossipy nonsense
and irrelevant speculation. Meanwhile the article fully ignores
the essence of HPB's life-work, as stated in The New York Daily
Tribune on May 10 1891; "for nearly twenty years she had devoted
herself to the dissemination of doctrines, the fundamental principles
of which are of the loftiest ethical character". Altruism, compassion,
the alleviation of suffering, aided and guided by a knowledge of
the operations and purpose of the Cosmos, somehow I don't get any of
this from this (to me) dreadful article.
"Mediumship...based upon the belief known as Spiritualism.....field
upon which Blavatsky based her career"!! Is it just me or is that not
very misleading, if the rest of the picture isn't given to the
newcomer to Theosophy.
Root Races is a vast subject and one of the most easily misunderstood.
Just throwing out a few lines and mentioning the Jews and the
Tasmanians etc. is (to me again) very damaging and in no way assists
the Theosophical Movement.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, MKR <mkr777@...> wrote:
> Here is the link for the wiki article on HPB:
> An excellent write-up.
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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