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RE: theos-talk Sufilight with an Important Question

Jan 14, 2012 10:49 AM
by Govert Schuller

Dear Morton,


Thanks for your long reply. I'll try to be brief. Keep in mind that the big
questions in this matter are a) whether the project/program with K was
genuine or not, b) whether it was successful or not (with the chance of it
being not genuine but still successful), and I'll add c) whether HPB's
Torch-bearer prophecy/program  was genuine or not (with the possibility that
the program was one of HPB's concoctions but found a surprising fulfillment
in K). 


For starters, the following statements would be in support of the idea that
HPB's program was genuine, that it was implemented with K and somehow


1)      The words "World Teacher" or "Messiah" to designate the expected
"Torch-bearer of Truth" are not mine but were used by CWL and AB. One
Theosophist (Jean Overton Fuller) argued that the project with K was genuine
but that the CWL/AB accretions were unnecessary and were legitimately tossed
out by K.

2)      You posit that the Torch-bearer, to be genuine and acceptable in
your conceptualization, should have taught a psychological key promoting
psychological change, non-sectarianism and altruism. One could argue that
Krishnamurti's mature teachings fits the bill quite nicely and is quite free
from "any more or less emotional-wave related Savior sectarian doctrine." 

3)      K himself, being arguably the ultimate insider of the whole saga,
claimed in a somewhat puzzling  and indirect manner the status of being the
expected Torch-bearer of Truth. He said: "Mrs. Besant intended the land at
Adyar [the T.S. international headquarters] to be meant for the teaching.
The Theosophical Society has failed, the original purpose is destroyed." I
argue in my paper on K that this statement is structurally congruent with
HPB's Torch-bearer program for the TS. 

4)      Nobody else has come as close as K to fulfill HPB's Torch-bearer


There are other sets of statements to be made from different positions. I
have argued for a long time that the project with K was genuine but had
failed and that Cyril Scott, David Anrias, Geoffrey Hodson and Elizabeth
Clare Prophet had the correct evaluation of what had gone wrong. The
skeptical position in regards to HPB would put the whole narrative into
question as a series of concoctions, delusions and manipulations, a
perspective I'm seriously exploring.






From: [] On
Behalf Of M. Sufilight
Sent: Friday, January 13, 2012 4:19 PM
Subject: Re: theos-talk Sufilight with an Important Question



Dear Govert and friends

My views are:

I will here in the below seek to help you in understanding my view on the
matter by writing at least a few pages on it all.
I also write so that other Seekers might benefit from it all. (I can only
recommend a research in the references given.)

I understand that you forward this as a proof on you assertion.
But, I think that you misjudge the old lady - Blavatsky - a bit when you go
and interpret this as if such a "torch-bearer" should be a Messiah or World
Teacher - let alone named Maitreya or Christ. Because this was not the words
- chosen by Blavatsky, but the words chosen by you it seems. And I am sure
that Blavatsky would have chosen at different kind of formulation if she
meant what you clearly seem to imply.
And the below quotes from her hand - should settle this question clearly and
strongly enough.(Annie Besant's views are merely her own - I am not aware of
any documentation supporting her claim that Blavatsky had such a view as her
own - as stated in the footnote - and nothing is - clearly - mentioned by
Blavatsky and others about that the MAIN reason for founding the
Theosophical Society was to prepare for a Messiah --- The Original Objects
given in 1875 is here: --- "no
creed to disseminate"...etc. etc.)

The "torch-bearer" in mention - would therefore as I see it simply be a
Bodhisattva or one of the initiated Chelas, who would be chosen for such a
task. A role she claimed for Cagliostro and the Count St. Germain in the
18th century. (See primarily "Chelas And Lay Chelas" by Blavatsky) And her
self no doubt in the 19th century. The one claimed to have --- possibly ---
arrived in the 20th century - I have not discovered yet, although I have my
ideas. But the teachings must have dealt with the science on psychology - in
a very profound manner, and seven-fold too. More in the below on this.

We aught to bear in mind - that such a one only would arrive according to
Blavatsky --- "If the present attempt, in the form of our Society, succeeds
better than
its predecessors have done" ---- We can easily question whether is has
succeeded better or not. And aught perhaps to do so.

(((----- Other reference related to all the above are the following: ---
BCW, Vol. 1 p. 141 --- and --- BCW, Vol. 12. p. 81, "Kenneth MacKenzie has
well proven that Cagliostro had never mixed himself up with political
intrigue-the very soul of the activities of the Jesuits." ----this one was
for the Alice A. Bailey camp --- See Mahatma LETTER No. LXV --- See also
"Theosophical Glossary", 1892 at "St. Germain" - the second world war
predicted by Blavatsky and John King's portrait did it as well - - with the Swastica and
Jew Star and all. The Law of Karma will not bend, and the negative magicians
have their fall. But these are my views, and somebody will say that I
interpret too much in alle this. -----)))

The teaching forwarded by such a "Torch-bearer" (not a Messiah mind you) in
mention, would no doubt give emphasis on the Psychological Key to the Secret
Doctrine of all ages - also as a natural result a doctrine giving emphasis
on Atma-Vidya (Gupta-Vidya, the same). Also called the "mystical" or moral
key - the first key that need to be turned - Because there cannot be any
real Altruism promoted without a PSYCHOLOGICAL CHANGE in the Individual.
This must be clear. And since 1888 - the Science of Psychology (therefore
both esoteric and exoteric !!!) has made its - slowly and almost invisible -
almost "french" entree - in the Western Hemisphere and the Eastern as well,
and North and South, - and the percentage of human beings being able to read
and write on globe as such has increased quite visibly. Taking this into
account aught to give the readers an idea about what such a Torch-bearer
necessarily must teach - IF - he or she should arrive and karma will permit
such an arrival - or has arrived. - And the science on Subtle Mind Control -
would no doubt be - carefully and efficiently - taken into account - when
such a doctrine was or would be forwarded. - Just like the scientific
doctrine on "matter" and "substance" was dealt very much with by Blavatsky
in her book the Secret Doctrine. This seem pretty logical. 
---- Others disagree on the above. And those who disagree most often - do
not know a trifle about the psychological science or the psychological
science on Subtle Mind Control. A science - not a belief. And this science
in our times - is the Psychological Key - and - A Key to the esoteric
Psychology. (The reason why the Psychological Key is important is also seen
here: "Esoteric Character Of The Gospels" by Blavatsky, CBW, VII, p. 182 .
"The first key that one has to use to unravel the dark secrets"
seq. - and the rest.... --- and from this article and other papers -
historical evidence about the Mysteries through the centuries - and - by
analogical contemplations - one will see that the "new" science of
psychology (both esoterical and exoterical) is the next important step on
this planet for humanity. Today we have psychology creeping in all and
everywhere. - At work in nearly all the profit scheming companies, in nearly
all the alternative treatments of all sorts (hundred years ago - the
soothsayers and "quacks" operated differently - smile), coaching workshops,
spin among politicians and civil servants, Even the dogmatic religions had
to take psychology seriously, although unwillingly as usual. - And it
arrived really visibly as officially mentioned in the 1879 or 1880 or so -
on a wave running parallel with the formation of the Theosophical Society.
So you see - there is more than one thing going on on this our little planet
- while cycle of evolution goes on - with little sweet babies getting born,
grow up and begin to walk, become adults, get old and die - all the many
lifes that constantly arrive and depart on this planet or world - and the
lokas - with the eleusian fields, hades, "walhalla", devachan and all that.)

All the above ---- still does not remove the fact - I questioned you about
Govert - that the Theosophical Society was PRIMARILY founded so to promote
altruism. Not not primarily so to prepare the arrival of a Messiah. So the
founding of The Theosophical Society aught certainly not to be connected
with any more or less emotional-wave related Savior sectarian doctrine in
any manner what so ever. This is there I disagreed with you.
This you not see this?

And if an Avatar arrives - the doctrine - will no doubt be about Altruism
regard to any human (because we are all temples of the divine - according to
the ancient Wisdom traditions of all ages and cultures) and organisation -
ie. the psychological key - and - must be to promote altruism through an
Absolutely Non-Sectarian organisational aim - and - even non-organisational
- aim, because humans live like ebb and flood, extrovert and introvert, in
various phases of life. And any teaching by an Avatar seeking to promote a
sectarian doctrine - will quite obviously fail in these days - as it has
done in the past decades - although quite a number of the past Initiated
teachers - have been plastered with being sectarian - by the same sectarian
persons - who still are scheming sectarianism and even dogmatism. However,
these are merely my humble views - But I challenge any one to - disprove
them. If they are able - they will find a willing listener. This is written
from the heart seeking to promote altruism for us all.

The below is a contrast to the idea that Blavatsky meant a Messiah - when
she mentioned the POSSIBLE - arrival of a Torch-Bearer in the 20th century.

H. P. Blavatsky said:
"With the spread of the spiritualistic cult, the Messiah craze has vastly
increased, and men and women alike have been involved in its whirlpools.
Given, a strong desire to reform somehow the religious or social aspect of
the world, a personal hatred of certain of its aspects, and a belief in
visions and messages, and the result was sure; the "Messiah" arose with a
universal panacea for the ills of mankind. If he (very often she) did not
make the claim, it was made for him. Carried away by the magnetic force, the
eloquence, the courage, the single idea of the apostle pro tem, numbers, for
very varied reasons, accepted him or her as the revelator of the hour and of
all time. "
"With the advent of Theosophy, the Messiah-craze surely has had its day, and
sees its doom."

H. B. Blavatsky wrote:
"It is, however, right that each member, once he believes in the existence
of such Masters, should try to understand what their nature and powers are,
to reverence Them in his heart, to draw near to Them, as much as in him
lies, and to open up for himself conscious communication with the guru to
whose bidding he has devoted his life. THIS CAN ONLY BE DONE BY RISING TO
(BCW; Vol. XII, p. 492)

M. Sufilight says:
My own view are the following.......
People are always looking for an Avatar or a Saviour; that does not mean
this is the time for an Avatar or a Christ Saviour. The problems that an
Avatar or a Saviour would be
able to resolve have not been identified. Nor does the clamor mean
that those who cry out are suitable followers. Most of the people who
demand an Avatar or a Christ Saviour seem to have some baby's idea of what
an Avatar or a Saviour
should do. The idea that an Avatar or a Christ Saviour will walk in and we
will all
recognize him, her or it and follow this being and everybody will be happy
strikes me
as a strangely IMMATURE ATAVISM. Most of these people, I believe,
want not an Avatar or a Christ Saviour but excitement. I doubt that those
who cry the
loudest would obey an Avatar or a Christ Saviour if there was one. Talk is
cheap, and a
lot of the talk comes from millions of beginner seekers after truth and
(Maybe the leaders at various esoteric groups would be kind to consider the
above words. Okay?)

A few extra views of my own....
There is no so-called "dead" matter. Atoms vibrate and rotate. From where is
the force that makes them rotate, and make the electrons spin? From
life-force, no doubt.
Even your computerscreen and table is alive and livning. Alle the planets
are living. The Sun-spots in the Sun seen by the astronomers are related to
the expression of the heart of the Sun and occur every 10-11 years. And the
Sun is very much related to the karmic cycles on our planet. It determines
the humans our harvests of vegetables, corn, fruits and berries, and the
food of animals - and photosynthesis is central here. The Sun is alive and
breathes. All planets breathe. Science can still not find out why certain
comets are not following ordinary physical laws of science. They can neither
understand what force determines the spin of each planet. And the
astronomers still talk about "dark matter" outside our Solar System - but
they seem to forget to notify the chemist about that this "dark matter"
might be very near to matter on earth as well. And we call it Ether or
So where ever you look in the future, please realise that - all - this our
universe is a living organism. Let us together respect each other as living
breathing creatures - all divine in our inner nature. For each human is a
Dhyan Chohan (with an esoterical Christian word an Archangel) which in its
cycle of necessity had to make it self incarnate as a human - so to absorb
the necessary exchange of energy or Akasic recording in the Universe. So in
a sense we are here because some Dhyan Chohans need to learn what other
Dhyan Chohans already have learned. 

All the above are of course only my humble views.
But maybe some of the long time theosophists or other members on this forum
would tell me something - I have overlooked - or could improve upon. I would
gladly welcome something like that. 
Altruism is important, is it not?
I do not claim my self infallible. - I just have the hope that you as
members find the above useful. 

M. Sufilight

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Govert Schuller 
To: <>  
Sent: Friday, January 13, 2012 8:34 PM
Subject: RE: theos-talk Sufilight with an Important Question

Well, gentlemen, if you've read "The Masters and Their Emissaries: From HPB
to Guru Ma and Beyond" at
<> you might
have found the following documentation in footnote 2:

[The timing of this project is addressed in footnote 3 with a quote from
Annie Besant]

Blavatsky wrote in 1889: 

"If the present attempt, in the form of our Society, succeeds better than
its predecessors have done, then it will be in existence as an organized,
living and healthy body when the time comes for the effort of the XXth
century. The general condition of men's minds and hearts will have been
improved and purified by the spread of its teachings, and, as I have said,
their prejudices and dogmatic illusions will have been, to some extent at
least, removed. Not only so, but besides a large and accessible literature
ready to men's hands, the next impulse will find a numerous and united body
of people ready to welcome the new torch-bearer of Truth. He will find the
minds of men prepared for his message, a language ready for him in which to
clothe the new truths he brings, an organization awaiting his arrival, which
will remove the merely mechanical, material obstacles and difficulties from
his path. Think how much one, to whom such an opportunity is given, could
accomplish. Measure it by comparison with what the Theosophical Society
actually has achieved in the last fourteen years, with out any of these
advantages and surrounded by hosts of hindrances which would not hamper the
new leader. Consider all this, and then tell me whether I am too sanguine
when I say that if the Theosophical Society survives and lives true to its
mission, to its original impulses through the next hundred years--tell me, I
say, if I go too far in asserting that earth will be a heaven in the
twenty-first century in comparison with what it is now!"

H.P. Blavatsky, The Key to Theosophy (London: Theosophical Publishing Co.,
1889), pp. 306-307. 

From: <>
[ <> ]
Behalf Of Daniel
Sent: Friday, January 13, 2012 12:45 PM
To: <> 
Subject: theos-talk Sufilight with an Important Question

Good question. I will be looking forward for the documentation, too.


--- In <>
<> ,
"M. Sufilight" <global-theosophy@...> wrote:
> Dear Daniel and friends
> My views are:
> I se not that many problems with most of what Govert are saying.
> The books by the Ballards could easily be at the library at TS Adyar.
> (Of course if there were a demand for them. Or donations of books were
> Well, when I reached the following I hesitated immediately...
> Govert wrote:
> The Theosophical
> Society was founded, not only to re-introduce to the west the idea of an
> Wisdom, but also to prepare the world for the coming of a great teacher.
> M. Sufilight says:
> That was a new one to me. Govert?
> Where are the documentation on this claim that the Theosophical Society
was founded in 1875 for this reason?
> I tend to disagree.
> The Society was as I understand it founded so to promote altruism - since
this was and still is the main object of the Theosophical Society.
> All other ideas - cannot - be important or central in any manner. Since
this Society was non-sectarian from its very beginning.
> Else we can go and say that the Theosophical Society was founded so that
you and I could become Avatars or clairvoyant etc. And anything else of a
sectarian choosing.
> M. Sufilight
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: Daniel 
> To: <>
> Sent: Friday, January 13, 2012 6:36 PM
> Subject: theos-talk Mahatmas versus Ascended Masters
> Govert S. has written the following:
> Readers may also want to read what HPB said:
> On Pseudo-Theosophy and Pseudo-Adepts
> Also see:
> Some food for thoughtful reflection....
> Daniel
> Blavatsky Archives
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

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