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Avoiding ensnarement by Dugpas

May 30, 2009 09:40 PM
by MKR

Avoiding ensnarement by Dugpas
There are references to Dugpa in early theosophical literature. In a letter
to Sinnett, HPB states "The first bomb-shell from Dugpa world came from
America.." There are also other references to Dugpa in letters from the
Masters. C Jinarajadasa, former President, mentions how Coulombs were the
pawns of Dugpas unknown to themselves. Besant has mentioned that HPB was
under constant attack from Dugpas. Why? It is their job to attempt to
destroy the TS. So is it unreasonable to expect they are busy at work trying
to destroy TS. So one wonders about their role in the crisis that TS has
faced since early last year.
There has been very little discussion about Dugpas in theosophical
literature. In the minds of many traditional students of theosophy, there
seems to be some fear to talk about them. I do not know why?
Theosophical movement is a monumental effort on the part of the Brotherhood
in the modern era and the commitment and power of the Brotherhood is behind
it. A P Sinnett wrote:
"As already explained, as far back as the year 1830 the Brothers â the Elder
Brethren of humanity and those of still loftier spiritual attainment all
merged in the Divine Hierarchy and constituting the sublime organization
that we have drifted into speaking of as The White Lodge - held their
momentous conference. They provided for the establishment of Spiritualism,
and for the later experiment that eventually took the shape of the
Theosophical Society."
Where does a student of theosophy come into the picture? Dugpas use
unsuspecting members as their cat's paws unknown to themselves. Also due to
the miniscule size of the membership compared to the world population, and
the monumental work, everyone is a potential target of the Dugpas. Woe to
those who fall prey to them. The victims unknown to themselves, end up doing
more harm to themselves than they do to the movement. So it is the duty of
each one of us to be forewarned about the red flags that would alert us from
falling a prey.
Dugpas do not have any principles to follow. They are very cunning. End,
justifies the means. So anything is OK so long as the victim is snared.
Primarily, according to a statement in one of the Letters to APS, they use
of pride and egoism of the individual and once a weakness is found in either
of them, you are caught in their net unknown to yourself. Of course other
temptations like, sex, money, power of position etc are also used. Anyone
who researches TS history, can see for himself/herself instances of such
Nefarious work is always done behind the scenes. Clever and cunning agents
of the Dugpas, usually operate behind the scenes, to make it appear their
hands are clean. They are likely to use other unwitting innocent sub agents
who are again ensnared by the same temptations as pride, egoism, perceived
self-importance etc.
How does one protect oneself from falling a victim? Very very simple. Just
look at the first object of TS - Brotherhood. Also look at the motto of TS -
There is No Religion Higher Than Truth. In addition, one of the Masters
stated that a theosophist is a philanthropist. If we check all our actions
on the principles of Brotherhood, Truth, and philanthropy and even if there
is slightest conflict with any of them, you have a problem - a chink in the
armor - and it would be taken advantage of by the Dugpas. An alert
intelligent man or woman, who sees such a conflict immediately disassociates
and saves himself/herself with the proposed actions. Also, if one relies on
independent judgment and action, not try to be the front or mouth piece of
anyone else, one can identify the problems quickly.
HPB once stated that she was troubled more by theosophical traitors than
from others. So, Dugpas are more likely to target active members especially
those in leadership, because this is the most effective approach to cause
most damage. Hence, if we are more active and perhaps a leader, more alert
and cautious we should be. At the same time, we should not forget that each
one of us is vulnerable unless we are ever vigilant.
Vigilance will save ourselves and the TS.
There is No Religion Higher than Truth

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