Theos-World Re: C.W. Leadbeater, the greatest occultist-saint of all times
Feb 28, 2009 02:51 AM
Below is what I called Subba Rao- Leadbeater theory.
[Statement by C.W. Leadbeater]
`June 14th, 1885: Subba Row related to us recently more
concerning Madame's remarkable complex character than I, at least, had
previously known; and it shows us plainly how foolish it would be to
blame her for what in anyone else would be called a want of common
moral qualities. We were right in believing that the original H. P.
Blavatsky, who was by nature clairvoyant and who had some knowledge of
occultism, disappeared from earth life some twenty years ago, and that
a certain Adept, who in some way had failed to reach his goal,
voluntarily took possession of her body, or was placed there ---
partly as a punishment, in order to do all in his power to promulgate
the truth through her. We likewise understood rightly that when
engaged on other business he was frequently absent from this body. But
now I come to a point about which I was completely in error. I thought
that during the absence of the Adept, the body was in a state similar
to that of Margrave in Bulwer Lytton's "Strange Story," only animated
by its original lower constituents. But it seems this was not the
case. At her death, all the usual constituents of the body left it as
with that of others, and the present inhabitant had to supply the
whole want from his own organisation. For this purpose two Chelas, but
little versed in occultism, were selected to take the Adept's place
when necessary; and as no Adept or Chela can enter into a woman's body
during times of illness, at such times it had to be taken possession
of by a terrible ill-tempered, ignorant old Tibet woman, in place of
the Adept or Chelas, as she was the only female available for this
purpose. It seems that when either of the four replaced one of the
others, he or she had no idea of what had been said or done by the
predecessor, and thus endless confusion occurred. This explains the
fact that Madame so often contradicts what she had said a few hours
previously, which fact naturally greatly excited Hodgson's suspicions.
It likewise accounts for the fact that sometimes she seems to know
less about occultism than we ourselves do, while at others she speaks
with the power and authority of a Rishi. For months together, in
consequence of her various illnesses, the terrible old woman alone has
inhabited her almost all the time, and all around her have suffered
from her ill-temper. Still the Adept maintains his connection, in the
hope, as we think, to be able to complete his promulgation of the
"secret doctrine" through her. Whether this poor diseased body will
hold together long enough for this purpose no one at present can
predict. Of course this true explanation is useless for outsiders. But
I think I can give even to them a satisfactory explanation of Madame's
contradictions without attributing intentional untruth to her, when I
inform them that, as a Russian, she was prone to exaggeration, coupled
with an unretentive memory and an excitable style of speaking; and
especially when we consider that English is not her mother tongue ---
[Olcott boasts of her that her English is classic --- Professor
Sellin] --- and therefore she often makes mistakes. Poor old lady! her
life has truly been a wonderful one, and who can say what will still
come of it!'
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Morten Nymann Olesen"
> What is the "Rao-Leadbeater theory" ?
> M. Sufilight
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> Sent: Saturday, February 28, 2009 8:45 AM
> Subject: Theos-World Re: C.W. Leadbeater, the greatest
occultist-saint of all times
> I think most satisfactory, though not complete, explanation of what
> Blavatsky was is given by Subba Rao-Leadbeater theory. I hope more
> research will be done on that topic.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Anand" <AnandGholap@> wrote:
> > > " [Blavatsky's housekeeper, Emma Cutting, demonstrated] how
> > > HPB had made a doll together, which they ... manipulated on a long
> > > bamboo pole in semi-darkness to provide the Master's alleged
> > > apparitions. Emma had also dropped "precipitated" letters on to
> > > Theosophical heads from holes in the ceiling...
> > We can see how talented our founder was.
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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