Alaya and 1900
Sep 09, 2006 11:47 AM
Thanks a lot. We think alike in this.
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Data:Sat, 09 Sep 2006 02:23:14 -0000
Assunto:Theos-World Re: THE 1900 LETTER
> carlos wrote "Perhaps she did not deserve a letter any longer, but the
> movement might deserve it"
> it's exactly how I feel about it.
> Besant didn't recieved that letter because she was Annie Besant... she
> recieved because she was at that time (unfortunately to many) the
> 'head' of the TS... I think the letter would had been sent to any
> other person who might had been the president at that time. That
> letter was a last effort to save the TS from shrinking - and again,
> unfortunately, Besant didn't hear the warnings on that letter and kept
> on making the same mistakes over and over... she didn't avoid the
> 'foolosh repetition of their names', she increased it...
> that letter was TS' last breath
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "carlosaveline"
> > Friends,
> > I am aware of the theory according to which Henry Olcott is the real
> author of the 1900 letter.
> > But then what are the evidences, hints, or what is the actual
> rationale of such a hypothesis?
> > Styles of Masters' writings often varied for several complex reasons.
> > The letter obviously was not forged to "help" Besant, as it is
> extremely hard to her.
> > In theory, if we would accept Olcott as a FORGER (a grave accusation
> which should be founded) he could have done that in an attempt to
> limit some of Besant's mistakes.
> > But then, how could poor old Olcott foresee and foretell in that
> letter most of the mistakes the Adyar TS would do, and did, in the
> following decades???
> > His spiritual insights were often limited in Occult matters.
> > But he was a loyal Leo and accusing him olf forgeries is a litlle
> bit strong.
> > Then there is the argument that Besant in 1900 could not deserve a
> leter any longer.
> > Perhaps she did not deserve a letter any longer, but the movement
> might deserve it -- and HPB. Because one of the main goals of that
> letter was, obviously, to stop speculations of an immediate rebirth of
> HPB. And the letter succeeded in that, which, by the way, may have
> been an important occult question at that momemt.
> > Finally, that letter was received in the very year (1900) which HPB
> wrote would be the exact year of transition into the Aquarius Era. An
> adequate moment for a formal last farewell in outer communications, then.
> > The letter was censored by Adyar, and its text was recovered in its
> entirety to the movement as a whole (not to Adyar TS) by a non-Adyar
> theosophist, only during the years of the end-of-20th-century-effort.
> That letter was not addressed exclusively for that time and place.
> It does not legitimize Anie Besant with regard to William Judge. Far
> from it, in my view.
> > I will be happy to hear more opinions and testimonies on this
> subject. Perhaps there may be better arguments and hints to defend the
> idea that the 1900 letter is not authentic. (Vernon Harrison's view
> does not answer my arguments above.)
> > Best regards, Carlos.
> > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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