Forcing "this issue out into the open"................
May 13, 2006 09:16 AM
The anonymous authors of THE THEOSOPHICAL MOVEMENT 1875-1950 write:
...Most important of these was the matter of the "Prayag Letter,"
published by Mr. Judge in the Path for March. This letter was
presented by Mr. Judge as a communication sent in 1881 by a Mahatma,
through Madame Blavatsky, to A. P. Sinnett, who was to convey it to
the Indian members of the Prayag Branch of the Theosophical Society.
Olcott, Sinnett, and Mrs. Besant, however, were of the opinion that
the Prayag Letter was a fraud, thereby imputing the good faith of
H.P.B., the teacher of all three. By publishing the letter in the
Path, Mr. Judge forced this issue out into the open....
....With publication of these views, it was evident that of the four
theosophists prominent before the world after H.P.B.'s death — H. S.
Olcott, A. P. Sinnett, William Q. Judge, and Annie Besant — only
one, Judge, was faithful to her and to her ideals. Both Olcott and
Mrs. Besant repudiated a letter which H.P.B. had herself transmitted
to Sinnett as from her Master. Sinnett charged her with forgery and
fraud before she died. Only Judge continued H.P.B.'s work in the
spirit with which it had been begun and maintained by her.....
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