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Re: Theos-World theosophy and buddhism

Jul 30, 2006 04:57 PM
by M K Ramadoss


I recall reading that both HPB and Olcott joined Buddhism only because no
other Religion was ready to accept/admit them. May be some one will be able
to locate the cite.

mkr

On 7/30/06, Bill Meredith <meredith_bill@earthlink.net> wrote:
>
> Eldon, thank you for this input.  I hope everyone interested in really
> understanding a subject for themselves gets a chance to check out this
> discussion.  I am quoting a small excerpt from Taylor's presentation
> below in hopes of sparking some further interest.
>
> --bill
>
> "I do not want to get my facts wrong. If wrong, let me know. It
> is a fact that on May 17, 1880, HPB and Colonel Olcott took
> pansil, a form of Buddhist vows. They took refuge in the Triple
> Jewel (Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha) before a large audience at the
> Buddhist temple in Galle.
>
> They took shelter under the Buddha. It is actually a formal
> ritual where you repeat three times:
>
> > BUDDHAM SARANAM GACCHAMI
> > (I go to the Buddha for refuge),
> >
> > DHAMMAM SARANAM GACCHAMI
> > (I go to the Dharma, the Dhamma, the Buddhist teaching), and
> >
> > SANGHAM SARANAM GACCHAMI
> > (I go to the Buddhist community).
>
> These are technical terms.
>
> Blavatsky was not saying that she is going to take directions
> from her friends and her loved ones. She is taking direction and
> placing herself under the shelter or triple umbrella of the
> Buddha, his teaching, and his Buddhist community. She did not
> embrace the Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Jewish, or Spiritualists.
> She gave herself to BUDDHISM."
>
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>
> Eldon B Tucker wrote:
> >
> > For an interesting talk on Theosophy and Buddhism (including a
> > discussion of
> > "tantra"), see the talk by Richard Taylor that was given at the Long
> Beach
> > Theosophical Conference in 2002.
> >
> >
> http://www.theosophy.com/longbeach/archives/show.php?NAME=20020810-lb-02-tab
> > <
> http://www.theosophy.com/longbeach/archives/show.php?NAME=20020810-lb-02-tab
> >
> > &PATH=txt&DESC=1:06:24&BACK=index&BDESC=CONFERENCE
> >
> > Eldon
> >
> >
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