Anticipating 20th Century Mistakes
Mar 05, 2006 10:09 AM
by carlosaveline cardoso aveline
A Letter Which Anticipates 20 Century Mistakes
HERE ARE THE OMMITTED SENTENCES IN THE 1900 LETTER.
Regardless of the outward origin of the 1900 Letter to Mrs. Annie Besant, it
that the letter ( in its complete text ) warns against, and anticipates,
each one and all the mistakes made by A. Besant during the 20th century.
Below, you have the sentences ommitted by C. Jinarajadasa when he published
in "Letters From the Masters ofthe Wisdom".
The full text of the Letter was first published in September 1987 by "The
Eclectic Theosophist" in September 1987, and then by "Theosophical
History", in London, in October 1987.
Mr. Emmet Small, the first to publish the complete text, was for many years
a coleague of Mr.
Boris de Zirkoff. Boris seems to have accepted the authenticity of the
Below, the sentences ommitted by C. Jinarajadasa, which anticipate the
mistakes which would be made by A.B. during the 20th Century:
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"Is the worship of a new Trinity made up of the Blessed M. Upasika and
yourself to take the place of exploded creeds?"
"We ask not for the worship of ourselves. The disciple should in no way be
bettered Beware of an Esoteric Popery."
"You have for some timne been under deluding influences."
"Shun pride, vanity and love for power. Be not guided by emotion but learn
to stand alone."
"Be accurate and critical rather than credulous."
"The mistakes of the past in the old religions must not be glossed over with
"The E.S.T. must be reformed so as to be as unsectarian and creedless as the
"The rules must be few and simple and acceptable to all."
"All who are sincere and pure minded should be accepted."
"Misleading secrecy has given the death blow to numerous organizations."
"You will have to leave a good deal of your emotions and credulity before
you become a safe guide
among the infuences that will commence to work in the new cycle."
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See "Theosophical History", London, October1987, pp. 115-117.
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Best regards, Carlos Cardoso Aveline
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