Mahatma Letters or not - Infallible? - Never!
Mar 03, 2009 09:17 AM
by Morten Nymann Olesen
My views are:
I can only recommend reading the book The Key to Theosophy carefully...
Also when using up your precious time debating whether HPB or Master KH or Morya wrote a particular Mahatma Letter.
Try to read the following to learn H. P. Blavatsky's view on the matter.
Infallible? - Never! Only the Avatar of the Age is infallible.
And that is not the artificial Jesus in the orthodox gospels.
H. P. Blavatsky wrote in the Key to Theosophy:
"THE ABUSE OF SACRED NAMES AND TERMS.
ENQUIRER. Then, what I have heard, namely, that many of your Theosophical writers claim to have been inspired by these Masters, or to have seen and conversed with them, is not true?
THEOSOPHIST. It may or it may not be true. How can I tell? The burden of proof rests with them. Some of them, a fewâvery few, indeedâhave distinctly either lied or were hallucinated when boasting of such inspiration; others were truly inspired by great Adepts. The tree is known by its fruits; and as all Theosophists have to be judged by their deeds and not by what they write or say, so all Theosophical books must be accepted on their merits, and not according to any claim to authority which they may put forward.
ENQUIRER. But would Mdme. Blavatsky apply this to her own worksâthe Secret Doctrine, for instance?
THEOSOPHIST. Certainly; she says expressly in the PREFACE that she gives out the doctrines that she has learnt from the Masters, but claims no inspiration whatever for what she has lately written. As for our best Theosophists, they would also in this case far rather that the names of the Masters had never been mixed up with our books in any way. With few exceptions, most of such works are not only imperfect, but positively erroneous and misleading. Great are the desecrations to which the names of two of the Masters have been subjected. There is hardly a medium who has not claimed to have seen them. Every bogus swindling Society, for commercial purposes, now claims to be guided and directed by "Masters," often supposed to be far higher than ours!"
So it is really not important who wrote the Mahatma Letters or not. What is important is how you react upon them.
So let us therefore not waste our time on debating these letters real or false authors, but rather what we can learn from them.
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