Re: Theos-World A. P. Sinnett's Views on the Mahatma Letters
Sep 06, 2006 05:36 PM
by DENNIS KIER
And now that Dallas (God Bless Him), has started on THE GREAT ADVENTURE,
What is anybody's impression, - Has he found conditions on the other side to
be what he expected?
My impression is that he is surprised by what he found.
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From: "danielhcaldwell" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, September 05, 2006 10:05 PM
Subject: Theos-World A. P. Sinnett's Views on the Mahatma Letters
A.P. Sinnett received the bulk of the existing Mahatma Letters.
Below is his view concerning these letters:
"They contained masses of information concerning the natural truths
that have since become the fundamental ideas underlying Theosophy,
which were previously as unknown to Madame Blavatsky as to myself.
Reincarnation, karma , the planetary chains, the succession of the
root races, the sub-races and so on, were not tampered with. Madame
Blavatsky did not know enough about them at that time to make it is
possible for her to import confusion into information on these
subjects which passed through her hands. But unhappily she had
contracted - under conditions I will not attempt to elucidate - a
bitter detestation of spiritualism, and sometimes when the letters
touched on after-death conditions she wove this feeling into them.
The result was dreadfully misleading and the consequences very
deplorable." [A.P Sinnett, "The Early Days of Theosophy in Europe",
But the inquiring reader might ask:
How did Sinnett really know that HPB had imported confusion into the
information given in the Mahatma Letters?
How did Sinnett determine that HPB had distorted the teachings on
the "after-death conditions"?
And even more importantly, how did Sinnett himself know the REAL
teachings on the "after-death conditions"?
How did he also come to the conclusion that Blavatsky had NOT
tampered with other teachings on "Reincarnation, karma , the
planetary chains, the succession of the root races, the sub-races
and so on"?
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