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Re: theos-talk Einstein's Secret Doctrine

Aug 25, 2010 05:04 AM
by MKR

I hope someone enlightens us about the SD Einstein had.

Mention of Poet Tagore bring up another theosophical connection. Indian
National Anthem was his creation and he wrote it when he was a visiting
professor at Besant Theosophical School at Madanapalli in South India. He
came to the school at the invitation of Cousins, the principal and a
theosophist from England, and himself an author and perhaps a poet too. By
the way, Madanapalli is also Jiddu Krishnamurti's birth place.


On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 12:56 AM, <> wrote:

> Joe,
> Thanks for your post about the Einstein SD donation. I have also wondered
> about it but your the first to provide a critical fact about the tale. Like
> so many other things involving Madame Blavatsky's terms, names, etc., I have
> reached many a dead end when trying to source the actual name, place, item
> even when using the monster data searches we have available to us today. It
> is disheartening to say the least. It is a synchronicity today though as
> earlier I was actually looking at a Photograph of Einstein standing with the
> famous Poet Tagore as a result of a unrelated search about Neelkanta
> Mahadeva Temple and Chhinnamasta lol! Some times we get unusual contents we
> don't expect also.
> Nice to see you post again, wb,
> John
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Joe" < <>>
> To: <>
> Sent: Tuesday, August 24, 2010 9:38:28 PM
> Subject: theos-talk Einstein's Secret Doctrine
> Several days ago we started posting over on the Theosophical Network
> about Einstein's copy of the Secret Doctrine, which is a story related
> by Sylvia Cranston and Leon Maurer, among others.
> So far the story goes:
> Einstein's "niece" delivered the book to the Theosophical Library at
> Adyar, India. This incident is related in the Sylvia Cranston book, "
> HPB;: the extraordinary life and influence of Helena Blavatsky, founder
> of the modern theosophical movement, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1993, 434;
> ibid, Ref: Notes, Part 7, Note 21". Also, according to Cranston, the
> volume was given to Eunice Layton in the "mid-1960's", while the
> Layton's lived at Adyar, and the donation was witnessed by the wife of
> BP Wadia.
> To date, we have found that Einstein did not have a niece, as his only
> sibling, a sister, Maja, died childless. Therefore, we have no
> certainty of who it was who delivered the book.
> Many people in the movement accept this story as fact. If it is
> factual, then we need to do what we can to have the volume digitized and
> made publicly available to all. Am I concerned about what Einstein
> wrote? No, not really. It could be as meaningless as a few scribbles,
> or it could provide new insights into the nature of the universe, and
> specifically for Theosophists, a new way of understanding the Secret
> Doctrine.
> If anyone has information that will help us track down the story behind
> Einstein's Secret Doctrine, please shoot me a message over at
> Also, please feel free to spread this message around the web to whomever
> may help or you feel may benefit.
> Thanks much,
> Joe
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