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Re: Theos-World The Krishnamurti Cult & the KH 1900 Letter

Mar 17, 2009 09:44 PM
by Drpsionic

I think the only way that would have happened is if Annie had been given  
massive doses of Thorazine.
Chuck the Heretic
In a message dated 3/17/2009 8:57:56 P.M. Central Daylight Time, writes:

A study of the history of the Adyar Theosophical Society between the time  
when Krishnamurti was "discovered" and the time when he renounced all the  
claims that had been made about him shows the creation of a "Krishnamurti  cult" 
which unfortunately dominated much of the life of the TS. 

Yet I  have often wondered what would have happened if Annie Besant had 
really taken  to heart and practiced the advice found in the 1900 KH letter to  her.

Take for example just these words from this 1900  letter:

The  cant about "Masters" must be silently but firmly put down. Let the 
devotion  and service be to that Supreme Spirit alone of which each one is a part.  

Instead  it appears the devotion and service of hundreds if not thousands of  
Theosophists were given instead to Krishnamurti and the supposed Maitreya  
"overshadowing" him.

And Mrs. Besant not only ignored the Master's sage  advice about letting the 
"devotion and service be to that Supreme Spirit alone  of which each one is a 
part," but instead promoted the following:

"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

Also compare Mrs. Besant's  above words with what Madame Blavatsky had said 
about similar  claims:

'Lo here! and lo there!': The Messiah Craze 

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