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Re: Theos-World Annie Besant on "the messages of the Lord Maitreya" ...

Sep 24, 2008 11:17 PM
by Drpsionic

In 1925, the Theosophical world went stark, staring mad.
Chuck the Heretic  (who would write more but is much too busy drawing  up the 
plans for a new universe)
In a message dated 9/24/2008 11:12:22 P.M. Central Daylight Time, writes:

In 1925 Annie Besant said the following to the Theosophical  world:

"And now I have to give you, by command of the King, His  message,
and some of the messages of the Lord Maitreya and His  great
Brothers. . . what I am saying, as to matter of announcement,  is
definitely at the command of the King whom I serve.

His taking  possession of His chosen vehicle . . . will be soon.
Then He will choose,  as before, His twelve apostles . . . and their
chief, the Lord Himself. He  has already chosen them, but I have only
the command to mention seven who  have reached the stage of Arhatship,
Who were the 'Arhats'?

The  first two, my brother Charles Leadbeater and myself, . . . C.
Jinarajadasa,  . . . George Arundale, Oscar Kollerstrom, . . .  Rukmini

I left out one and must leave out another.  Naturally, our
Krishnaji [Jiddu Krishnamurti] was one, but he is to be the  vehicle
of the Lord. And the other is one who is very dear to all of us,  as
to the whole Brotherhood: Bishop James Wedgwood. He had borne  his
crucifixion before the seal of Arhatship was set upon him by his  King.
Those are the first seven of the twelve whom He has chosen,  with
Himself as the thirteenth. 'Ye call me Master and Lord, and ye  do
well, for so I am.'

Now the wonder may come into your mind:  H.P.B. was the only one
who was really announced as the messenger of the  Master. Since then
the world has grown a good deal, and it is possible that  while the
few may be repelled, many thousands will be attracted to  the
Christ. . . . Whatever the effect, since He has said it, it is
done.  . ."

The Theosophist, November, 1925

Now compare and contrast  Mrs. Besant's statement with what HPB wrote
in 1889 about a certain  Pseudo-Theosophical group:

". . . A new and rapidly growing danger. . .  is threatening . . . the
spread of the pure Esoteric Philosophy and  knowledge. . . . I allude
to those charlatanesque imitations of Occultism  and Theosophy. . . . "

"By pandering to the prejudices of people, and  especially by adopting
the false ideas of a personal God and a personal,  carnalized Saviour,
as the groundwork of their teaching, the leaders of  this 'swindle'
(for such it is) are endeavoring to draw men to them and  in
particular to turn Theosophists from the true path."

". . . A  close examination will assuredly reveal. . . materials
largely stolen . . .  from Theosophical writings. . . [and] distorted
and falsified so as to be  palmed off on the unwary as revelations of
new and undreamed of truths. But  many will neither have the time nor
the opportunity for such a thorough  investigation; and before they
become aware of the imposture they may be  led far from the Truth."

". . . Nothing is more dangerous to Esoteric  Truth than the garbled
and distorted versions disfigured to suit the  prejudices and tastes
of men in general."

Quoted from Blavatsky's  E.S. Instruction No. I., 1889. These extracts
are omitted from the version  of Instruction No. I as found in HPB's

For more relevant examples, see:

Theosophy Versus  Neo-Theosophy

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