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Re: Re: Or a distraction from the true message of Theosophy

Jan 28, 1999 03:26 AM
by Alpha (Tony)

Dear Daniel

Perhaps it is easier for someone rather than ourselves, to see what we are
What Dallas writes on the Bagavad-Gita is relavent and interesting.

And what you say here is where we agree:
>I certainly agree with the statement that HPB's writings can help us to
>the inner meaning of Norse mythology.

So lets focus on this and make it absolutely clear.

A says:
Because of Theosophy I am now able to have some understanding of Norse
I have just read a Norse myth, and because I have done some theosophical
study, the myth wasn't just a tale, it had a deeper level of meaning to it.
It was an allegory.

B says:
Because of Norse mythology I am now able to have some understanding of

These are two very clear statements.

Now if you can accept that these two statements can also be applied to the
Bagavad Gita,
(i.e. Because of Theosophy I am now able to have some understanding of the
Bagavad Gita.), the following fully explains our agreement, if indeed this
is necessary.

When Judge criticised "Esoteric Buddhism," stating that "Nearly all the
leading portions of the doctrine are to be found broadly stated in the
Bagavad-Gita,  HPB in Editor's Note responded: ". . .Since the birth of The
Theosophical Society and the publication of *Isis,* it is being repeated
daily that all the Esoteric Wisdom of the ages lies concealed in the Vedas,
the Upanishads and Bhagavad-Gita. Yet, unto the day of the first appearance
of *Esoteric Buddhism,* and for long centuries back, these doctrines
remained a sealed letter to all but a few initiated Brahmans who had always
kept the spirit of it to themselves. The allegorical text was taken
literally by the educated and uneducated . . . It is worth turning to to get
the rest of the quote: "...Most undeniably, not "nearly all" - but
positively *all* the doctrines given in *Esoteric Buddhism* and far more yet
untouched, are to be found in the Gita, and not only there but in a thousand
more known or unknown MSS. of Hindu sacred writings.  But what of that?  Of
what good to W.Q. Judge or any other is the diamond that lies concealed deep
underground?  Of course every one knows that there is not a gem, now
sparkling in a jeweller's shop but pre-existed and lay concealed since its
formation for ages within the bowels of the earth.  Yet surely, he who got
it first from its finder and cut and polished it, may be permitted to say
that this particular diamond is "given out for the first time" to the world,
since its rays and lustre are now shining for the first in broad day-light."
("The Theosophist,1884, vol. V, no. 5, p. 122)


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