The Gebhards and the Mahatma Letters
Apr 12, 2009 02:20 AM
by Morten Nymann Olesen
My views are:
I do not care much for the dogma of Easter.
Here is a important letter from H. P. Blavatsky to A. P. Sinnett showing that the Gebhards at the time when the Coulomb affair was raging, and when Karma was showing it self, that they the Gebhards was very much in doubt about the geniuneness of the Mahatma Letters...
It seems that the letter must have been written late 1885 or the beginning of 1886.
"DEAR MR. SINNETT,
Enclosed two letters-one famous and phenomenally brought by the Countess. To make it short. What Babaji's little game is:
(1) To make away with all phenomena.
(2) To show that the philosophy given out by you through Mah. K. H. is false, misunderstood, and that what he (Babaji) preaches now is the only true one.
(3) Having no other means to discredit the past he throws suspicions on all phenomena. Declares that: --
(a) No letters or notes could have ever been written by Masters.
(b) That They can never appear as you will find now the Gebhards believing.
(c) That what the Countess saw was not Master but an Elemental evoked by my powers-I-a sorceress.
(d) That Masters have not blamed him yet-therefore he is right etc. These are his chief points. Now-
Last night as I was answering the Gebhards (see letter opened by the Countess for you) and was at the end-the Countess sitting on the arm of the big arm chair and looking over. I had not come to the words about the phenomenon produced through D. N. Babaji at Torre del Greco before the Bergens and was thinking, trying to recollect the circumstances well, so that he could not get rid of the fact that hardly a few months since he was himself heart and soul in the phenomena line. I was doubtful describing the scene, whether the Gebhards so much under his influence would believe me. I felt depressed and miserable. When suddenly the Countess arose and went into the drawing room. A minute after she reenters and says, "Look here what I have found! Master's voice told me go there (drawing room) open third drawer and you will find a letter beginning with 'My dear Mohini' written by Babaji." It was a letter I had no idea of! A letter which will prove to the Gebhards that if he (D. N.) regarded the
-.- 169 INSTRUCTIONS TO SINNETT RE D. N. -.-
Masters' letters with such veneration then-then nothing had happened since that any one should regard Masters' letters now as "Spook letters"-and that if I am to be considered a fraud then he must be my accomplice. How glad I was I can hardly tell you! I copied it for the Gebhards to send the original to you. Keep it, with care-it is the weightiest proof against D. N.'s changed feelings. He speaks in it even of Chunder Cushoo-of his receiving direct letters from Master etc. He says he was made many times by his Master (K. H.) to deliver letters to Olcott-never yet by my guru.-etc. Then came Master's voice the words that will be copied for you by the Countess. He says: No-we do not approve (gave his real name and I replaced it by that of Babaji). Now, if you will follow a fool's advice do the following. When you have read his letter (D. N.'s to Mohini, a friend to whom he was not likely to say lies, or deceive him, as proof of great weight) -- write to D. N. the following. Say that you know his little game-which is evident! to overthrow His Master's philosophy and doctrines and to set up his Ethics in their place. (Ethics of which he knows still less!) That you know that he assumed the name of the real Dharb. Nath.-the latter only willing to go to Simla and he waiting at Darjeeling (his perfect picture!); that you know that he told you, and others I besides what he was ordered to say-a pack of lies, and is thus guilty of having acted under false pretences; that he acted again under false pretences at Bombay and everywhere else, and that unless he goes back to India immediately you shall use your influence as an Englishman to bring him before the law, which as he knows recognises no phenomena-frighten him. He will not be able to prove that it was he in Darjeeling and another at Simla. He will be frightened. This one was a chela only three months old when he came to live with us. I cannot tell you all now, but will as soon as we either fall and die as a Society or remain firm and unshaken. But what is needed is-the threat that you knowing his (supposed) imposture at Simla, and his real one at Madras and elsewhere are mistaken. Of course we can do nothing here without a scandal for ourselves-but in India he would find himself terribly frightened-if he thinks you will write about him to authorities in Madras and elsewhere. Frighten him, and make the thing easy for him to change and become harmless by adding that you promise him if he recants his evil lies never to open your mouth about him not even to the Gebhards. But that if he attempts to come to London, or Munich or remain long in Europe that you will expose him. This letter of his to Mohini I now send you that you may even show him and tell him what I advise you but do not tell I told you, because
I I do not know whether he spoke with you at Madras?
-.- 170 THE LETTERS OF H. P. BLAVATSKY -.-
he would repeat it to Babaji. Frighten, poor dear Mohini and make him see the horror of Babaji's charges. Well, do the best you can.
H. P. B."
HPB wrote another letter to A. P. Sinnett in jan. 1886. LETTER No. LXX. Here is a short excerpt:
"I know one thing, that if it came to the worst and Master's truthfulness and notions of honour were to be impeached-then I would go to a desperate expedient. I would proclaim publicly that I alone was a liar, a forger, all that Hodgson wants me to appear that I had indeed INVENTED the Masters and thus would by that "myth" of Master K. H. and M. screen the real K. H. and M. from opprobrium. What saved the situation in the Report was that the Masters are absolutely denied. Had Hodgson attempted to throw deception and the idea that They were helping, or encouraging or even countenancing a deception by Their silence-I would have already come forward and proclaimed myself before the whole world all that was said of me and disappeared for ever. This I swear "BY MASTER'S BLESSING OR CURSE"-I will give a 1000 lives for Their honour in the people's minds. I will not see THEM desecrated."
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