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Re: Theos-World Re: 7-years test for discipleship

Dec 30, 2007 06:06 PM
by Drpsionic

It is actually very simple.? The chela business is nonsense, pure and simple, designed to make theosophy appeal to Victorians who believed that everything had to be hard.? They actually embraced that sort of thing, unlike now when people would say that they would not want to be bothered and another approach is needed.? Blavatsky and the Masters were intelligent enough to realize that, or at least Blavatsky was, the jury is out on the Masters, and said what would most appeal to the audience.

If HBP were living now, the message would be stated much much differently.

Chuck the Heretic 

-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Semock <>
Sent: Fri, 28 Dec 2007 10:05 pm
Subject: Theos-World Re: 7-years test for discipleship

Its well known that HPB was a chain smoker and addicted to nicotine and 
possibly hash. Its hard to see why she was chosen to be the messenger 
of theosophy even after a 7yr stint as a strictly disciplined chela.

--- In, "Konstantin Zaitzev" <kay_ziatz@...> 
> --- In, Marko Manninen wrote:
> > what were the tests and objectives of seven year long 
> > in early Theosophy? I'd like to find references to books handling 
> I don't know which exactly they were but I understood that a 
> was tested during the process of theosophical work. Most of those who 
> proved to be failures finally openly condemned H.P. Blavatsky, so 
> their failure became obvious to all.
> Funny enough that one of them is that author whom I would recommend. 
> It was M. Chatterjee who more than others wrote about qualifications 
> for discipleship in early years of the Theosophical Society.


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