Re: Mr. C.W. Leadbeater on Heaven (AnandGholap.Net-Online Theosophy)
Sep 19, 2008 06:47 PM
> Dear Nigel,
> You can read 6-7 books of C. W. Leadbeater and then ask yourself if
> what he wrote might be true or not. I won't ask anybody to believe
> his/her soul does not tell him it is true. In this free world we
> everyone right to believe or not to believe any philosophy.
> Anand Gholap
Thank you for your reply and suggestion that is
entirely reasonable. Moreover we should certainly
each be totally free to believe whatsoever we wish.
Freedom of thought and belief is a fundamental
bastion of genuine Theosophy.
Many years ago I actually read many more than
"6-7 books of C.W. Leadbeater", studying his works
quite intensively for a number of years. I even developed
study course material for fellow students based in part
on some of his propositions.
In your reply you write, "?then ask yourself if what
he wrote might be true or not."
Herein lies my difficulty. As we both now know,
Bishop Leadbeater was not truthful on so many
I only discovered this after reading a number of books
challenging his honesty and integrity as a person, and
his lack of trustworthiness in representing the Theosophy
of Madame Blavatsky's teachers, with whom he claimed
to be in direct contact and speaking and writing on their
Far from representing their teachings, we now know he
actually contradicted most of them.
This is simply fraudulent behaviour.
He is of course fully entitled to disagree with the teachings
of the Mahatmas as are we all. But as seekers after truth,
surely we should not allow to go unchallenged gross
misrepresentations and contradictions of the
Mahatmas' Theosophical teachings by one who
claims to be representing them?
Isn't that a matter of simple justice, and nothing to
do with disallowing a person's right to believe as
And herein lies another difficulty for me.
If Bishop Leadbeater is proven to be a compulsive
liar, and is proven to contradict and misrepresent
many teachings, why would anyone place unequivocal
trust and belief in such a person's pronouncements,
particularly in matters perhaps requiring occult
awakening and knowledge such as after death states,
auras, planetary schemes, hierarchies and indeed direct
contact with Mahatmas, Masters and Adepts?
Once again, this is not denying a person's right to
believe, rather questioning why they might so do.
If I may ask, what is it that satisfies you as to
the authenticity of Bishop Leadbeater's
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