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Fund for HPB's defense

Mar 04, 2006 11:44 AM
by krsanna

Are you working with the fund for HPB's defense against Adyar's 
continued efforts to demean HPB, perhaps attempting to justify their 
own failures?  If so, I would like to contribute a few dollars to 
that defense.  Please let me know the details.    

Best regards,
Krsanna Duran

--- In, "carlosaveline cardoso aveline" 
<carlosaveline@...> wrote:
> Dear Friends,
> In the year 2000, the Theosophical Publishing House/Quest Books 
> the unfortunate volume "The Esoteric World of Madame Blavatsky", 
by Daniel 
> Caldwell.
> This 451 pp. book is a collection of testimonies, false and true,  
about the 
> life of  H. P. Blavatsky.  With this book, Daniel Caldwell 
inaugurated a new 
>   "editorial policy" adopted by the Adyar Theosophical Society in  
America , 
> which consists of publishing lies and libels invented by the old 
enemies of 
> H. P. Blavatsky  and of the theosophical movement as if they were 
> documents.
> The new editorial "policy" also includes publishing these false 
> scattered amidst authentic documents, which makes it harder  for 
> unexperienced student to identify the falsehoods whose effect –  
> unresisted –  would be killing HPB's memory and destroying its 
> vibration at the moral, ethical and occult levels, which are 
> interconnected.
> Thus HPB's image could be apparently put at the same level as some 
> "theosophical" leaders, perhaps. In the disgusting volume "The 
> World of Madame Blavatsky"  – while believing  the editor has 
> truthful documents –  the reader will bump into many of the lies 
> against HPB. There he will see two texts by  Emma Coulomb (pp. 35-
36 and pp. 
> 210-215) with no word from the "editor" Daniel Cadlwell admitting 
he is 
> publishing documents which have no trace of truth in them 
> Caldwell's book also contains two texts by Mr. Solovyov with 
attacks against 
> HPB; one false testimony by Mr. Richard Hodgson, several false 
> against HPB made by Moncure D. Conway and many other unjust 
attacks aimed at 
> her who is not here to defend herself.  The disgusting material 
> utter disrespect for two Sacred Teachers and Their names, in one 
of the 
> libels signed by Emma Coulomb.
> Its  reproduction by  a Publishing House which calls 
itself "Theosophical" 
> is something which surpasses and goes relatively far beyond the 
limits of 
> absurdity. HPB wrote long enough in The Key to Theosophy   about 
the abuse 
> of sacred names, even when the cause of such a desecration is not 
> collection of deliberate lies against the theosophical philosophy.
> As to this kind of action, there are two levels of karma: the 
karma of 
> actively publishing lies against the Masters and HPB, and the 
karma of 
> anyone who knows about this and does nothing.  This will not be 
the  karma 
> of earnest students. In the Preliminary Memorandum of the Esoteric 
> of  Theosophical Society, issued in 1888, Mrs. Blavatsky made an 
> quotation from the Book of Discipline in the schools of Dzyan and 
from a 
> letter  of a Master: "He who wipeth not away the filth with which 
> parent's body have been defiled by an enemy, neither loves the 
parent nor 
> honours himself. He who defendeth not  the persecuted and the 
helpless (...) 
> has been born too soon in human shape."   I can only humbly aggree 
> these wise words.
> It is true that the editor of "The Esoteric World of Madame 
> wrote at the preface of the book:
> "These reminiscenses by her relatives, acquaintances,  friends,  
> and enemies  give a vivid portrayal of Madame Blavatsky's 
personality and 
> allow the reader to enter into the historical milieu of her time."
> But he forgot the profound difference between an enemy and a liar.
> An enemy, says the dictionary, is an adversary or an opponent – 
often an 
> honest person.  A liar is a person who tells lies – or who 
knowingly helps 
> propagating them. Enemies may say unpleasant truths and we should 
be able to 
> learn from them. The problem is not with enemies, then, but with 
> testimonies. The editor of  "The Esoteric World of Madame 
> wrongly called "reminiscenses" the old, well-known falsehoods and 
> lies.  He and TPH-Wheaton considered them  beautiful enough to go 
to the 
> public.
> O o o O o o O o o O
> Best regards,  Carlos.
> O o o O o o O o o O
> The paragraphs above are part of my text "The Embellishment of 
> published in "FOHAT", the magazine of the Edmonton Theosophical 
> Canada, in the Summer 2005 issue.
> O o o O o o O o o O
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