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Some of Damodar's Testimony Concerning HPB & the Mahatmas

Jul 25, 2006 12:03 PM
by danielhcaldwell


Testimony 9g. 
Damodar K. Mavalankar, 
September 1880, 
Bombay, India 

[On] Aug. 27, 1880, HPB and Col. O. left Bombay for Simla and other 
places in the North [of India]. I worked all alone in HPB's 
compartments. [One day in September] at about 2 in the morning after 
finishing my work, I locked the door of the room and lay in my bed. 
Within about 2 or 3 minutes I heard HPB's voice in her room calling 
me. I got up with a start and went in. She said "some persons want 
to see you" and after a moment added, "Now go out, do not look at 
me." Before however I had time to turn my face, I saw her gradually 
disappear on the spot and from that very ground rose up the form of 
[Mahatma Morya]. By the time I had turned back, I saw two others 
dressed in what I afterwards learned to be Tibetan clothes. One of 
them remained with [Mahatma Morya] in HPB's room. The other one I 
found seated on my bed by the time I came out. Then he told me to 
stand still for some time and began to look at me fixedly. I felt a 
very pleasant sensation as if I was getting out of my body. 

I cannot say now what time passed between that and what I am now 
going to relate. But I saw I was in a peculiar place. It was the 
upper end of Cashmere at the foot of the Himalayas. I saw I was 
taken to a place where there were only two houses just opposite to 
each other and no other sign of habitation. From one of these came 
out the person [Koot Hoomi, who] ordered me to follow him. After 
going a short distance of about half a mile, we came to a natural 
subterranean passage. After walking a considerable distance through 
this subterranean passage, we came into an open plain. There is a 
large massive building thousands of years old. The entrance gate has 
a large triangular arch. Inside are various apartments. I went up 
with my Guru to the Great Hall. The grandeur and serenity of the 
place is enough to strike anyone with awe. 

While standing there, I do not know what happened, but suddenly I 
found myself in my bed. It was about 8 in the morning. What was that 
I saw? Was it a dream or a reality? Perplexed with these ideas, I 
was sitting silent when down fell a note on my nose. I opened it and 
found inside that it was not a dream but that I was taken in some 
mysterious way in my astral body to the real place of Initiation.

[Damodar K. Mavalankar. Damodar and the Pioneers of the Theosophical 
Movement. Comp. Sven Eek. Adyar, Madras: Theosophical Publishing 
House, 1965. pp. 5862] 

Quoted from:

http://theosophical.org/theosophy/books/esotericworld/chapter09/

Daniel
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