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"Traitors and Judases of all colours"

Jan 04, 2007 02:04 PM
by carlosaveline

Dear Friends, 
H.P. Blavatsky must have had her reasons to write,  in a letter to Miss and Mrs. Arundale, in 1885:
 “And oh, dear, how many traitors and Judases of all colours and shades we have in the very heart  of the Society. Ambition is a terrible adviser! ” (1) 
Now, what is the difference, if any, between  ancient and modern Judases?  The question is not too  difficult to answer. 
In the New Testament, Matthew 27: 3-5, one reads:
“When Judas, the traitor, learnt  that Jesus had been comdemned, he repented and took back the thirty  silver coins  to the chief priests and the elders  .....  –  then he went off and hanged himself.” 
On the other hand, modern Judases don’t  return their “30 silver coins”  or “150 rupees”. And,  of course,  they don’t  hang themselves.    They try to get more money and fame thanks  to the  treason. 
Later on,  their ideas get generously publicized by would-be scholars who, I hope,  do work for free.  
Best regards,   Carlos Cardoso Aveline.   
(1) “The Letters of H. P. Blavatsky to A.P. Sinnett”, T.U.P., 1973, 404 pp., see  p. 95. 

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