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Re: Theos-World Memorandum dictated to HPB by KH about Olcott & the TS

Oct 04, 2008 10:48 PM
by Morten Nymann Olesen

Thanks Daniel

My views are:

I find this letter to be very important.
Is it possible, that we can have it on the Internet - with the fascimile online?

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A comment and a few questions:
If the TS was (and is) a Soulless CORPSE, one wonders what the Masters did so to promote the cornerstone of humanity - The Wisdom Teachings of all Ages, when Olcott was out of the picture?
One wonders, whether they started a new organisation, with a new name or with a name almost similar to the T.S., or if they waited about a 100 years to start a new cycle of teachings?
(Mahatma Letter no. 47, A. T. Barker - mentions that other work is ongoing in other parts of the world.)

I do not think that they started a new organisation to replace TS.
I think, that they are planning to reform it - physically and non-physically, when time is ripe. That seems to be the most logical conclusion. 

I wonder what the various leaders of TS, ULT, Pasadena TS, AAB, etc etc would do if the Master started to manifest themselves again on a larger scale. With HPB, M, and KH materialising themselves several times at various places - and hundres of letters dropping from the ceiling again?

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A minor request: Sometimes I would like if you Daniel would do that extra effort of always put books online in the PDF format or similar, AND remember the covers of the 1st edition books.
The last note I find to be important. Covers always have a tale behind them.

Recommended reading:
"The Key to Theosophy" -
(A new more up-to-date version with commentaries to it is being planned.)

M. Sufilight

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: danielhcaldwell 
  Sent: Sunday, October 05, 2008 1:10 AM
  Subject: Theos-World Memorandum dictated to HPB by KH about Olcott & the TS

  The following extracts come from Letter 60 in Volume

  In an introductory editorial Note, C. Jinarajdasa comments:

  This also, as Letter 40, is not in the handwriting of any of the 
  Masters. It is in the handwriting of H.P.B., written on thin 
  notepaper in pencil. It is evident that it is a memorandum of the 
  remarks of the Master K.H. regarding the situation of the T.S. in 
  1888 [possibly received July of that year when Master KH was bodily 
  in London]....The remarks of Master K.H. may have been one reason why 
  H.P.B. insisted on forming the E.S.T.[Esoteric School of Theosophy], 
  or in case Colonel Olcott refused, on making a separate division for 
  Europe of the parent Theosophical Society under her direction. 
  Happily Letter 19 [from Master KH] which he received on board s.s. 
  Shannon [in August 1888], broke down his opposition, and the two old 
  comrades met in friendship, and the E.S.T. was born [in October 

  Now the excerpt dictated to HPB by Master Koot Hoomi:

  Such are the reasons why if he [Henry Olcott] still occasionally 
  feels M[orya]..., he never senses me nor hears from, or of me though 
  his thought wandered more than once [over] the scenes and house you 
  made once familiar to him... .

  He wants to know why? [This is in reply to a question HPB had 
  received from Olcott]. Because the [Theosophical] Society has 
  liberated itself from our grasp and influence and we have let it go - 
  we make no unwilling slaves. He [Olcott] says he has saved it? He 
  saved its body, but he allowed through sheer fear, to its soul to 
  escape, and it [the Theosophical Society] is now A SOULESS CORPSE, a 
  machine run so far well enough, but which will fall to pieces when he 
  is gone. Out of the three objects the second alone is attended to, 
  but it is no longer either a brotherhood, nor a body over the face of 
  which broods the Spirit from beyond the Great Range. 

  His kindness and love of peace are great and truly Gautamic in their 
  spirit; but he has misapplied that kindness; he allowed it to rest 
  upon and benefit an unworthy object - a man whose soul is filled with 
  the scum falling from other people's wicked souls, with the pus 
  exuding from other people's wounds. The giving honours to a wicked 
  man is like giving strong drink to him. who has a fever. The bread he 
  (C. Oakley) [A.J. Cooper-Oakley] ate, the roof that sheltered him, 
  the little 'Society honours' scattered on him by one whom he sought 
  to destroy from the very day he entered Adyar, were all taken away 
  by Henry from another man - whomsoever he may have been - who was 
  worthy of all this, but for whom there was thus no room left near 
  Olcott. This is his (Olcott's) sin. No harm should be done even to 
  the wretch whom gratitude fails to bind but he should not be 
  permitted to lay claim to truth and honour, and given means to carry 
  out his foul conspiracy, once that he stood confessed in Henry's eyes-
  'the brute disguised in moss'. 

  In our sight there is no crime worse than ingratitude and injustice; 
  and to see one who suffers them without protest is equal to seeing in 
  him a passive confederate to them. This policy has done more harm to 
  the spirit of the Society and its growth than several Coulombs could 
  do. For by allowing to remain at the [Adyar] Headquarters one who for 
  four years never wrote a letter to a theosophist without enclosing in 
  it a Parthian arrow against the Pres. Founder or his Co-Founder, 
  Henry sanctioned his slanders. 

  ["]Behold,["] thought the Frenchmen, the Americans and the Germans 
  who received such letters monthly - 

  ["]behold what one of the heads of the T.S. writes. No doubt H.S.O. 
  remains only because he was elected for life and H.P.B. was rightly 
  kicked out of Adyar. Where is she now? Her name is hardly mentioned, 
  she is forgotten and gone and we are told [by Oakley and his wife] 
  that the 'Masters' are in direct correspondence and communication 
  with C.O. - their true delegate being now at Madras - S.R. [1] etc.

  There is a strange Karma, added Master [KH] smiling. Henry feared to 
  break with C.O. lest he should lose S.R. [1] and N.C. [2]; and now he 
  lost N.C. and S.R. [both of whom had just resigned from the T.S., 
  July 1888], and is forced to have C.O., who is the leading evil 
  genius of the two....
  1 T. Subba Row.
  2 Dr Neild Cook.

  caps added

  I have also added more explanatory comments in brackets [ ] .



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