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Re: Theos-World Re: Questioning authenticity

Oct 17, 2008 07:18 AM
by adelasie

With all due respect, Anand,  your "survey" of people you have known 
who were frustrated with the writing of HPB may not be a particularly 
meaningful statistic. Your authority for doing an assessment of HPB's 
writing may not hold up for anyone who finds HPB's writing to be 
challenging, fulfilling, informative, and dependably enriching. It 
may be fair to say that the opinion of A.P. Sinnett is no more 
meaningful than the opinion of, say, myself. The ancient wisdom has 
been offered from inner planes to us to further our evolution. If we 
choose to accept what we can and work on understanding the rest, we 
may find benefit. We are learning to think for ourselves, not to be 
blindly led by anyone who has a bias or an agenda to promote. 
Personally, I would rather share what I find valuable and encourage 
others to try it and see if they find it valuable also. There is no 
way to prove the authenticity of this material, except to try it out 
in our daily lives and see if it helps or not. There have been no 
shortage of people who have chosen to denigrate and ridicule the 
messenger of the inner wisdom, no matter who that messenger has been 
down through the ages. But the message continues to comfort and 
support sincere seekers, and it most likely will continue to do so 
into infinity, no matter how hard the forces of separation and 
disunity seek to destroy. Unity is the message, and it will prevail. 


On 17 Oct 2008 at 5:23, Anand wrote:

> --- In, "adelasie" <adelasie@...> wrote:
> >
> > Probably there is no final word on this issue: how authentic is the
> > work of HPB. Perhaps the final answer to the question lies in the
> > heart of evey reader. Does this work speak to you or does it not? If
> > so, it is pure gold. If not, search elsewhere. But it seems somehow
> > unnecessary to accuse HPB of misdeeds when the very process by which
> > she attained her information is a mystery that few have plumbed, the
> > more obviously because of the misinterpretations that abound. If the
> > work does not inspire the student, is it not possible that it might
> > have a very different effect on another student? Therefore why 
> impute
> > negativity?
> I have come across more people who are frustrated, disappointed by
> Blavatsky's writing than people who are inspired by her writing. That
> made me do assessment of Blavatsky's writing. For your information, A.
> P. Sinnett was also of the opinion that Blavatsky's own thoughts
> contaminated so called Mahatma Letters.
> Best
> Anand Gholap


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