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Pablo AND Frank on discrepancies between Purucker & Blavatsky

Jul 18, 2007 11:17 AM
by danielhcaldwell

Pablo AND Frank 
on discrepancies between Purucker & Blavatsky

Well, after reading both Pablo's and Frank's postings
on the above issue, I would say that neither writer
has presented a good least so far.

But setting aside both Frank's and Pablo's views, the basic problem 
would appear to be as follows:

What student of Theosophy has actually carefully read and studied
H.P.B.'s writings in enough depth and detail to be in
a position to say this is what H.P.B. teaches on [NAME THE SUBJECT, 
in this case on the Kumaras]??

Then has that same student then gone and carefully
read and studied all of G. de Purucker's writings 
in enough depth, etc. to understand what he is teaching on this
or that subject???

And then, who has taken the additional time and effort
to compare and contrast the teachings of Blavatsky and
Purucker in enough depth, etc. so that one is in a good position
to know if there are actually such real discrepancies or not???

The above study would take probably years to adequately do!

Over the years I have known students on both sides of the fence.

For example, the late Walter Carrithers, Jr. and Leona Sterba had 
some serious reservations about some of G. de Purucker's teachings.
Especially Mr. Carrithers.  Others pesons could be mentioned.

On the other hand, there are many students who are very impressed 
with Purucker's teachings.  The late John Cooper, Jerry Hejka-Edkins, 
Elton Tucker, to just name a few!

I personally have preferred to focus my attention, time and study on 
the teachings as first given out by H.P.B. and in the Mahatma Letters.


Well, for one reason, there is more than 10,000 pages of H.P.B. and 
the Mahatmas' writings.  That's alot of pages!  Just to read!  not 
counting the time to actually study and ... maybe understand!

I personally find SO MUCH MATERIAL here in this Blavatsky corpus of 
writings that is more than enough to try to read, study and ..... 

I'm afraid that in many cases I've only skimmed the surface of some 
of this Blavatsy/Mahatma literature.  

Maybe I have a small brain capacity....

Now don't get me wrong, I have also read some of the books by Besant, 
Judge, Leadbeater, Purucker, etc. etc.  All of these books that I 
have read contain food for thought, if nothing else.

But I have focused primarily on the Blavatsky material simply because 
at some point, one must ask oneself:  how many books by all these 
different authors do I want to read?  And what is to be accomplished 
by reading more and more....

So I have returned time and time again to the Blavastky 
writings ...those 10,000 plus pages...and I find myself amazed at the 
profundity and depth there....

I sometimes grin to myself when I hear writers say:  Well, you know 
that H.P.B. only presented a "fragment" of the real Theosophical 
teachings.  No doubt, No doubt, I reply.  But what a fragment!  What 
a HUGE fragment! 



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