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Re: AC & HPB

Jan 11, 1999 08:55 PM
by Leon Maurer

In a message dated 1/11/99 9:14:53 PM, writes:

>>Jerry wrote:
>>> I am not aware that Crowley even knew what a Bodhisattva was.
>>In which case he must:
>>(a) Have either been (very) short of the mark and didn't
>>know/understand/study anything of the Arhat Doctrine;
>Not at all.  Why should a Theravadinist know anything of Bodisattvas?
>FYI, the doctrine of Arhats (Theravadin) and the doctrine of
>Bodhisattvas (Mahayana) are from two different schools.

I thought such a briliant occultist as Crowley was supposed to be--should
have, at least, known a little bit of what HPB knew and taught in the
SD--which I'm sure he must have read--since he was said to have "respected"
her as a fellow "occultist".

Nevertheless, not knowing about a Bodhisattva, doesn't excuse him from being
just the opposite--and an unconscionable racist anti Semite to boot.
>>(b) Ignored what is, after all, a basic tennet of even popular (Mahayana)
>What is "popular" today was largely unknown in Crowley's day.
>Jerry S.

Still no excuse.  What's the purpose of these mindless sophistic arguments in
defense of Crowley?

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