RE: RE: ARE WE QUALIFIED TO CRITICIZE H.P.B.?
Jan 04, 1999 08:30 PM
by Dallas TenBroeck
Dec 4th 1999
In answer to the question of HPB's and Masters' "certainty." I
would unhesitatingly state that in my opinion they had that to an
extent that we are not able to guess at or evaluate. WE are not
Again I take the SECRET DOCTRINE as my base. Who among us could
correlate the ancient religions and philosophies, or trace the
history of our world as they have? Who amongst can trace the
secret esotericism of those ancients and make it visible and
available to us so as to form a consecutive and correlated
doctrine ? The past century has seen far more confirmation of
HPB's statements than they have of criticism . Some of the
greatest minds among us, past and present have used her ideas and
visions for their progression.
Has HPB made mistakes - find out where she speaks of those and
what she has to say concerning them. Try reading her 'MY BOOKS"
for example or "SHE BEING DEAD YET SPEAKETH," of "WHY I DO NOT
RETURN TO INDIA." [ Sources: ULT "HPB Articles," Vol. I p. 475,
115, 106. ] All three of these speak to that subject. Look up
her letters to Mr. A.P.Sinnett and those of the Masters if you
wish to have the material to establish a base of understanding
her nature, and the difficulties she encountered and surpassed.
This work has to be done individually and none of us can afford
to adopt the opinions of others who have written after she passed
away and had no means of defending herself against.
Note well that many have tried to attack her in the matter of her
personal life, and have not succeeded. As regards her statements
concerning philosophy, religion, and their common source none has
so far with any success contradicted those statements.
Details of a small caliber, possibly proof-reader's errors, or
the errors of well-intentioned but ignorant assistants, have been
detected, but nothing of any substantial nature has been
attributed directly to her pen, nor have they impaired the
coherency of the philosophy of Theosophy which she delivered as a
"message" from the Masters for us to consider.
Has this philosophy been well studied ?
Let those who are concerned answer.
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