[Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next]

Much worse?

Feb 17, 2006 12:02 PM
by kpauljohnson

--- In, "Konstantin Zaitzev" 
<kay_ziatz@...> wrote:
> --- In, "kpauljohnson" wrote:
> > So how did a couple of HPB-leaning Adyar members, Daniel Caldwell 
> and
> > Dara Eklund, end up in alliance with the CWL devotees, denouncing 
> > book that was perceived as much more damaging by that faction 
> by
> > the above-named HPB students?
> The answer is quite simple. If Johnson's allegations were true, it
> would mean that CWL had false visions while HPB was simply
> lying! 

"Allegations" is akin to "claims"-- a smear word misrepresenting the 
phenomenon so labelled.  And "simply lying" is hardly what I 
conclude, more like "simply using blinds to conceal sensitive 

The latter accusation is much worse. In this case CWL and
> his followers can be regarded as in some extent victims who
> believed to the myths initially invented by HPB.

Worse according to your personal measure of values.  According to 
mine, the value of HPB's writings does not depend on her having told 
the complete truth about her sources.  If she disguised her sources, 
that has little or no impact on the value of her writings which 
nevertheless drew on information learned from genuine teachers.  If 
CWL imagined his sources, that totally undermines the value of his 
writings, which claimed to describe nonexistent beings.




[Back to Top]

Theosophy World: Dedicated to the Theosophical Philosophy and its Practical Application