Thanks Murthy for your insightful comments
Sep 19, 2008 12:13 PM
Thanks for your comments at:
You are totally correct when you write:
If you care to read the actual words of the Master in the letter
Daniel qoutes you will see the Master is NOT referring to HPB but to
the mistakes of other theosophists that have been corrected in the
Secret Doctrine written by HPB. He confirms that such corrections by
HPB were not according to her own personal views but were done under
And here is a link to what HPB wrote about one of the "mistakes of
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "A M" <anandaam@...> wrote:
> Not surprisingly you have focused on the passages which appear to
> discredit HPB hence your repeat the cry of 'HPB's mistakes corrected
> by the Masters'.
> If you care to read the actual words of the Master in the letter
> Daniel qoutes you will see the Master is NOT referring to HPB but to
> the mistakes of other theosophists that have been corrected in the
> Secret Doctrine written by HPB. He confirms that such corrections
> HPB were not according to her own personal views but were done under
> Master's instruction. Read what the Master actually writes:
> "I have also noted, your thoughts about the 'Secret Doctrine.' Be
> assured that what she has not annotated from scientific and other
> works, we have given or suggested to her. Every mistake or erroneous
> notion, corrected and explained by her from the works of other
> theosophists was corrected by me, or under my instruction. . . .
> Quoted from: Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom, First Series,
> Letter 19, 5th edition.
> In other words the corrections to other theosophists works that HPB
> made in the Secret Doctrine were done either by the Masters
> instruction or directly by Himself.
> Such mistakes of "other theosophists" arose largely out of Sinnett's
> "Esoteric Buddhism". These are referred to in the first few pages
> the Introductory of the Secret Doctrine. In addition, a whole
> was also devoted in the Secret Doctrine to correcting these mistakes
> and othes under the heading "Theosophical Misconceptions".
> One important mistake had to do with the life wave on other planets,
> especially Mars, which Leadbetter continued to perpetuate even after
> the Master had corrected it. Despite the fact that the Master
> that Mars was in obscuration ie in a state of Pralaya (meaning the
> live wave is at rest, there being no active live on Mars at any
> Leadbeater professed to see civilisations on Mars living
> in the equatorial lands where, according to CWL, there is plenty of
> water and flowers in abundance and the canals are full of water. In
> fact the towns are more like garden cities. Martians are about
> tall, made up of brunnettes and blondes, they walk about mainly
> barefooted etc etc etc..
> Leadbeater claimed his decriptions of the martians and their life
> from his clairvoyant observations and from visiting the planet to
> speak with them. What a shame for the Master KH that he didn't
> consult with Leadbeater before stating that in His view, and
> presumably that of His Brothers, Mars is in pralaya.
> 2008/9/19 Anand <AnandGholap@...>:
> > Daniel,
> > You tell us again and again that Masters corrected HPB's mistakes
> > The Secrete Doctrine. But what happened to mistakes she obviously
> > in her other writings like Isis Unveiled, Key to Theosophy, large
> > number of her articles in magazines published by the TS ? Those
> > mistakes are still there. Daniel, why don't you warn readers of
> > writing that mistakes in other writings are not corrected ?
> > Anand Gholap
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