Was Besant & Leadbeater disseminating "a misleading Mayavic ideation"?
Sep 09, 2006 01:32 PM
In the 1900 Master K.H. Letter to Annie Besant,
consider the following paragraph:
The intense desire to see Upasika reincarnate
at once has raised a misleading mayavic ideation.
Upasika has useful work to do on higher planes
and cannot come again so soon. The T.S. must
safely be ushered into the new century. You have
for some time been under deluding influences.
Shun pride, vanity and love of power. Be not
guided by emotion but learn to stand alone.
Be accurate and critical rather than credulous.
The mistakes of the past in the old religions
must not be glossed over with imaginary explanations.
Who promoted this "misleading mayavic ideation"
about Upasika (Mme. Blavatsky)?
In THE THEOSOPHIST for May, 1897, p. 498, it is
reported that Mrs. Besant stated the following:
Madame Blavatsky has been reincarnated in the
person of a young Brahman, now about nineteen
And Mr. Leadbeater wrote the following in
THEOSOPHY IN AUSTRALIA, Sept. 1917:
Madame Blavatsky lives now in a masculine body,
which she took directly [after] she left the
other one. When she left that body, she
stepped into the body of an Indian boy then
about fourteen years old....
Mrs. Besant in 1922 wrote the following:
....alas! she passed away, and took rebirth
in the north of India, and though we have lived
for twenty-eight years in the same land so dear
to both of us, we have never met physically face
to face. Yet close ties bind us to each other,
and may be we shall yet greet each other in the
And in Leadbeater's 1925 book THE MASTERS AND THE PATH,
it appears that Leadbeater was still promoting
this same incident:
"This temporary occupation of a pupil's body
should not be confused with the permanent use by an advanced person
of a vehicle prepared for him by someone else. Our great Founder,
Madame Blavatsky, when she left the body in which we
knew her, entered another which had just been abandoned by its
These documents show that it was Mrs. Besant
and Mr. Leadbeater who were responsible for
promoting what the KH letter of 1900 calls
"a misleading mayavic ideation."
If one accepts the 1900 KH letter as genuine
and KH knew what he was writing about,
then it would appear that Mrs. Besant as well
as Mr. Leadbeater continued to be under
DELUDING influnces even in the 1920s.....
At least in the 1920s they were still
promoting the SAME "misleading mayavic ideation"!
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