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Re: Obstructionism and BUDHISM (one D).

Jan 17, 1999 11:42 PM
by Leon Maurer

In a message dated 1/18/99 12:50:14 AM, writes:

>How very interesting that HPB identifies BUDHISM (the esoteric wisdom
>religion) with the pronoun "his."  Perhaps we should say, along with HPB,
>that Buddha was the founder of a new exoteric religion, AND the revealer of
>a very ancient "BUDHISM," and that BOTH have been preserved by his Initiates
>beyond the Himalayas.  And how interesting that so many of the secret books
>Tibet are now coming to light, from the very same "Books of Kiu-Ti" that the
>S.D. isdrawn from (see SD xliii, SD vol. 3 pp. 405 ff).  And how strange that
>none of the self-appointed defenders of HPB have seen fit to comment on the
>significance of this FACT.

Is it also a FACT, then, that this revelation of the ancient Tibetan (not
necessarily Buddhist) books of the Kiu-Ti, (Also called, I think by HPB, "The
Book of the Golden Precepts"--from which the Book of Dzyan was, admittedly,
extracted) has little  relationship to the exoteric Buddhism, and its rituals,
as taught from the standard Buddhist canons, and practiced by those spoken of
by HPB as "ignorant Lamas", and their equally ignorant, I presume, Sanghas?

(Hoping to set the record straight, and establish the basis of our arguments
that Buddhism, as an exoteric organized religion taught and practiced in Tibet
(or India, etc.), cannot be the basis of any arguments against theosophy or
the credibility of its teachers.)


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