Re: Did Blavatsky read the article in which Julia quotes the Master's letter??
Jun 20, 2007 08:56 AM
Well, just because someone has read an article and NOT replied to
it, it is not any proof that they (HPB) AGREED with it. Blavatsky
probably saw a dozen things a day she could have replied to, and
didn't. Ver Planck was Judge's student, not HPB's primarily also.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "danielhcaldwell"
> Did Blavatsky read the PATH article
> in which Julia quotes the Master's letter??
> I previously wrote:
> In general, it is not
> a stretch to suppose that Madame
> Blavatsky read each and every issue
> of THE PATH as it was published.
> To this in your recent reply, you write:
> I don't believe she did, almost
> sure she did not - she had way to
> much to do, writing from daybreak
> 'til night. As well.... people and
> Ver Planck have the right to their
> own statements, un-interferred with
> by Blavatsky or anyone - unless it
> gets toooo far outside the aims of
> the society.
> But this issue was (so I thought) solved
> way back.
> Actually the more specific question to ask is:
> Did Blavatsky read the article in which Julia quotes the Master's
> I posted my detailed research on this on Theos-Talk
> last autumn (2006) and reposted it again a few days ago to Theos-Talk.
> BELOW is the gist of what I found.
> ...Julia contributes the LEAD article (main article) to this July
>  issue of THE PATH. This article is titled:
> "Judge the Act: Not the Person: Adepts and Mediums."
> This 9 page article is a DEFENSE of H.P. Blavatsky against the
> accusations of Mabel Collins.
> Julia signs the article with her pseudonym: Jasper Niemand.
> On the second page (p. 98) of this lead article, Julia writes:
> "What is our present Duty? Hear the words of the Master. "Judge
> the action, not the person. You never know the true motives. Never
> judge human nature on its lowest level. Every one has a potential
> Dugpa in him."
> The footnote to this Master quote reads:
> "Dugpa, black magician; one devoted wholly to self. This [quotation
> above] and other quotations [later in this same article] are from
> the private letters of the Adept."
> I have added the explanatory words in brackets [ ].
> You can see here that even the title for this lead article was taken
> from this letter from "the Master"!
> Then on the sixth and seventh pages of this article, Julia quotes
> the lengthy extracts which constitute part of the KH Concentration
> She prefaces the quotations as follows:
> "...let us read some remarks fron an Oriental Adept which came into
> our possession many months ago...."
> See the photofacsimile of these two pages at:
> Now did H.P. Blavatsky read this issue of THE PATH?
> Was HPB aware that in this article Julia quotes from these private
> letters of the Adept, including what we are calling the KH
> Concentration letter?
> In general, it is not a stretch to suppose that Madame Blavatsky
> read each and every issue of THE PATH as it was published. We know
> that HPB had a high regard for this magazine and in fact THE PATH
> was one of the three main Theosophical periodicals of the time, the
> other two being HPB's LUCIFER and Adyar's THE THEOSOPHIST.
> But yesterday as I was researching this KH Concentration letter I
> discovered evidence that shows that indeed HPB read this issue of
> THE PATH and IN FACT read Julia's lead article.
> Turn to the original edition of THE KEY TO THEOSOPHY, page 38 and
> one finds HPB writing:
> This shows that their idea of honour is an imperfect one. How can
> they be right? As well said in the Path, our theosophical organ at
> New York, treating of such a case: "Suppose that a soldier is tried
> for infringement of oath and discipline, and is dismissed from the
> service. In his rage at the justice he has called down, and of whose
> penalties he was distinctly forewarned, the soldier turns to the
> enemy with false information, -- a spy and traitor -- as a revenge
> upon his former Chief, and claims that his punishment has released
> him from his oath of loyalty to a cause." Is he justified, think
> you? Don't you think he deserves being called a dishonourable man, a
> HPB is in fact quoting from Julia's article!
> HPB is quoting from page 98 of that article where the private letter
> of the Master is quoted which again reads:
> "Judge the action, not the person. You never know the true
> motives. Never judge human nature on its lowest level. Every one
> has a potential Dugpa in him."
> And the following I just discovered like 3 minutes ago:
> On page 51 of THE KEY, Madame Blavatsky again writes:
> As well expressed in the N. Y. "Path" just cited on this subject, "A
> pledge once taken, is for ever binding in both the moral and the
> occult worlds. If we break it once and are punished, that does not
> justify us in breaking it again, and so long as we do, so long will
> the mighty lever of the Law (of Karma) react upon us." (The Path,
> July, 1889.)
> Again HPB is here quoting from Julia's own words from her article
> titled: "Judge the Act: Not the Person: Adepts and Mediums."
> [In light of the above evidence,] HPB was aware of Julia' stirring
> defense of her in this article and no doubt was also aware that in
> this same article Julia gives TWO quotes from the private letters of
> the said Adept/Master [KH].
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