“The Secret Doctrine,” the master work of H. P. Blavatsky, is a two volume book which begins with and is based upon stanzas and verses from what she called “The Secret Book of Dzyan.”
Contrary to common misunderstanding, however, she did not say that the Book of Dzyan was entirely unknown or unheard of by anyone in the modern world. What she did say was:
“The Book of Dzyan (or “Dzan”) is utterly unknown to our Philologists, or at any rate was never heard of by them under its present name.” (“The Secret Doctrine” Vol. 1, Introductory, p. xxii, emphasis added)
Does this mean then that “the Book of Dzyan” is merely a sort of generic code name for a book which in fact has another name or other names? After all, this title merely means “Book of Mystic Meditation” or “Book of Wisdom attained by Meditation.” Might it not be the case that the name “the Book of Dzyan” may have been chosen both for sake of convenience and also in order to avoid revealing too much of the secret esoteric teaching, including its sources and nature, of her Masters and Teachers in Tibet and the Trans-Himalayan regions?
Scoffers and sceptics – who seem to very rarely pay proper attention to the significance and content of HPB’s words yet who nevertheless feel themselves qualified and competent to criticise, berate, ridicule, and condemn her – have probably never stopped to consider that there could be something legitimate and genuine about the Book of Dzyan and that it could actually exist. The idea that HPB may well have been an honest, truthful, decent person has most probably never occurred to them.
David Reigle, a Tibetologist, has spent several decades in detailed research and investigation which has resulted in him being able to identify and state, with some degree of certainty, that what we call “the Secret Book of Dzyan” is in fact the now “lost” and “missing” esoteric root text of a certain Tibetan Buddhist scripture, the name of which is now quite well known.
But first, let us see what HPB herself has to say in regard to this great book:
“There exists somewhere in this wide world an old Book – so very old that our modern antiquarians might ponder over its pages an indefinite time, and still not quite agree as to the nature of the fabric upon which it is written. It is the only original copy now in existence. The most ancient Hebrew document on occult learning – the Siphra Dzeniouta – was compiled from it, and that at a time when the former was already considered in the light of a literary relic. One of its illustrations represents the Divine Essence emanating from ADAM* like a luminous arc proceeding to form a circle; and then, having attained the highest point of its circumference, the ineffable Glory bends back again, and returns to earth, bringing a higher type of humanity in its vortex. As it approaches nearer and nearer to our planet, the Emanation becomes more and more shadowy, until upon touching the ground it is as black as night.”
“* The name is used in the sense of the Greek word Anthropos.” (“Isis Unveiled” Vol. 1, p. 1)
“Tradition says, and the records of the Great Book explain, that long before the days of Ad-am, and his inquisitive wife, He-va, where now are found but salt lakes and desolate barren deserts, there was a vast inland sea, which extended over Middle Asia, north of the proud Himalayan range, and its western prolongation. An island, which for its unparalleled beauty had no rival in the world, was inhabited by the last remnant of the race which preceded ours. This race could live with equal ease in water, air, or fire, for it had an unlimited control over the elements.” (“Isis Unveiled” Vol. 1, p. 589)
[Note: When HPB quotes the above paragraph in “The Secret Doctrine” Vol. 2, p. 220, she writes “the Book of Dzyan” in brackets after “the Great Book“.]
“There was no communication with the fair island by sea, but subterranean passages known only to the chiefs, communicated with it in all directions. Tradition points to many of the majestic ruins of India, Ellora, Elephanta, and the caverns of Ajunta (Chandor range), which belonged once to those colleges, and with which were connected such subterranean ways. Who can tell but the lost Atlantis – which is also mentioned in the Secret Book, but, again, under another name, pronounced in the sacred language – did not exist yet in those days?” (“Isis Unveiled” Vol. 1, p. 590-591)
“Volume I. of “Isis” begins with a reference to “an old book” –
“”So very old that our modern antiquarians might ponder over its pages an indefinite time, and still not quite agree as to the nature of the fabric upon which it is written. It is the only original copy now in existence. . . .”
“The “very old Book” is the original work from which the many volumes of Kiu-te were compiled. Not only this latter and the Siphrah Dzeniouta but even the Sepher Jezirah, the work attributed by the Hebrew Kabalists to their Patriarch Abraham (!), the book of Shu-king, China’s primitive Bible, the sacred volumes of the Egyptian Thoth-Hermes, the Puranas in India, and the Chaldean Book of Numbers and the Pentateuch itself, are all derived from that one small parent volume. Tradition says, that it was taken down in Senzar, the secret sacerdotal tongue, from the words of the Divine Beings, who dictated it to the sons of Light, in Central Asia, at the very beginning of the 5th (our) race; for there was a time when its language (the Sen-zar) was known to the Initiates of every nation, when the forefathers of the Toltec understood it as easily as the inhabitants of the lost Atlantis, who inherited it, in their turn, from the sages of the 3rd Race, the Manushis, who learnt it direct from the Devas of the 2nd and 1st Races. . . . The old book, having described Cosmic Evolution and explained the origin of everything on earth, including physical man, after giving the true history of the races from the First down to the Fifth (our) race, goes no further. It stops short at the beginning of the Kali Yuga just 4989 years ago at the death of Krishna, the bright “Sun-god,” the once living here and reformer.
“But there exists another book. None of its possessors regard it as very ancient, as it was born with, and is only as old as the Black Age, namely, about 5,000 years. In about nine years hence, the first cycle of the first five millenniums, that began with the great cycle of the Kali-Yuga, will end. And then the last prophecy contained in that book (the first volume of the prophetic record for the Black Age) will be accomplished. We have not long to wait, and many of us will witness the Dawn of the New Cycle, at the end of which not a few accounts will be settled and squared between the races. Volume II. of the Prophecies is nearly ready, having been in preparation since the time of Buddha’s grand successor, Sankaracharya.” (“The Secret Doctrine” Vol. 1, Introductory, p. xlii-xliv)
“That which is given in these volumes is selected from oral, as much as from written teachings. This first instalment of the esoteric doctrines is based upon Stanzas, which are the records of a people unknown to ethnology; it is claimed that they are written in a tongue absent from the nomenclature of languages and dialects with which philology is acquainted, . . .” (“The Secret Doctrine” Vol. 1, Introductory, p. xxxvii)
“One of the greatest, and, withal, the most serious objection to the correctness and reliability of the whole work will be the preliminary STANZAS: “How can the statements contained in them be verified?” True, if a great portion of the Sanskrit, Chinese, and Mongolian works quoted in the present volumes are known to some Orientalists, the chief work – that one from which the Stanzas are given – is not in the possession of European Libraries. The Book of Dzyan (or “Dzan”) is utterly unknown to our Philologists, or at any rate was never heard of by them under its present name. This is, of course, a great drawback to those who follow the methods of research prescribed by official Science; but to the students of Occultism, and to every genuine Occultist, this will be of little moment.” (“The Secret Doctrine” Vol. 1, Introductory, p. xxii-xxiii)
“Extracts are given from the Chinese, Thibetan and Sanskrit translations of the original Senzar Commentaries and Glosses on the Book of DZYAN – these being now rendered for the first time into a European language.” (“The Secret Doctrine” Vol. 1, p. 23)
“The Book of Dzyan – from the Sanskrit word “Dhyan” (mystic meditation) – is the first volume of the Commentaries upon the seven secret folios of Kiu-te, and a Glossary of the public works of the same name. Thirty-five volumes of Kiu-te for exoteric purposes and the use of the laymen may be found in the possession of the Tibetan Gelugpa Lamas, in the library of any monastery; and also fourteen books of Commentaries and Annotations on the same by the initiated Teachers.
“Strictly speaking, those thirty-five books ought to be termed “The Popularized Version” of the Secret Doctrine, full of myths, blinds, and errors; the fourteen volumes of Commentaries, on the other hand – with their translations, annotations, and an ample glossary of Occult terms, worked out from one small archaic folio, the Book of the Secret Wisdom of the World – contain a digest of all the Occult Sciences. These, it appears, are kept secret and apart, in the charge of the Teshu Lama of Tji-gad-je. The Books of Kiu-te are comparatively modern, having been edited within the last millennium, whereas the earliest volumes of the Commentaries are of untold antiquity, some fragments of the original cylinders having been preserved. With the exception that they explain and correct some of the too fabulous, and to every appearance, grossly exaggerated accounts in the Books of Kiu-te – properly so called – the Commentaries have little to do with these. They stand in relation to them as the Chaldaeo-Jewish Kabalah stands to the Mosaic Books.” (“The Secret Books of “Lam-Rin” and Dzyan” published posthumously in 1897)
If we piece together the key statements from these passages, we discover the following:
* There is now only one original copy in existence of this Book.
* It deals with matters of cosmic and human evolution, i.e. Cosmogenesis and Anthropogenesis, which are the titles of the first and second volumes of “The Secret Doctrine.”
* It has served as the source and basis for many world scriptures.
* It is not a particularly large text but rather is “one small parent volume.”
* It was written in the Senzar language. Senzar, according to Theosophy, is a very ancient and secret language, used privately by Adepts and Initiates. The name “Senzar” is itself a Tibetan word or conjunction which literally means “Secret Language” or “Secret Speech.” It is said that Senzar is older than any language now known to man.
* It was written in Central Asia, at the very beginning of the Fifth Root Race. The concept of Root Races is explained in some of the other articles on this site but for now it will suffice to say that the Fifth Root Race, known as the Aryan, Indo-Caucasian, or Indo-European, is our present epoch and that it began a very long time ago. If one takes the figures given in “The Secret Doctrine” literally, it was 1,000,000 (one million) years ago. If one chooses not to take them literally – and there is good reason not to, seeing as HPB says in the selfsame book that the real figures, numbers, and calculations, of cycles and evolutionary periods are not permitted to be given to the public – one is still forced to admit that this must have been a very long time ago; surely tens of thousands of years ago at the very least and quite probably more.
* Its real authors were “Divine Beings” who wrote it through dictating it to “the sons of Light.” Turning to the Stanzas of Dzyan themselves, we find that the very last Stanza quoted in the second volume has been given the title “THE FIFTH RACE AND ITS DIVINE INSTRUCTORS.” It is described how the last great island (save Poseidonis, Plato’s Atlantis, which perished much later) of Atlantis was destroyed and submerged, with “ALL HOLY SAVED, THE UNHOLY DESTROYED,” and it is said that the good and pure souls were led to safety in high and dry lands, namely the Himalayas of Central Asia, which became the starting point or birthplace of our present race.
The last two verses of this Stanza (XII) in Volume 2 read thus:
“THE FIFTH RACE PRODUCED FROM THE HOLY STOCK (remained). IT WAS RULED BY HER FIRST DIVINE KINGS.
“THE “SERPENTS” WHO RE-DESCENDED; WHO MADE PEACE WITH THE FIFTH (Race), WHO TAUGHT AND INSTRUCTED IT.”
These statements will become clearer through a reading and study of “The Secret Doctrine” itself but they are quoted here because it may well be that this is referring to those “Divine Beings” who dictated the Book of Dzyan to “the sons of Light,” i.e. the great Adepts and Masters of the early Fifth Race. If this was after the destruction of Atlantis, then it would not have been quite a million years ago but closer to 850,000 years ago, as “The Secret Doctrine” asserts that Atlantis disappeared beneath the ocean that long ago. But again, those dates are not necessarily intended to be literally and blindly relied upon. “Serpent” (“Naga” in Sanskrit) is a symbolic term for an Initiate or Wise One, the serpent having always represented wisdom and knowledge. Even the Bible shows Jesus advising the people to “be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.”
* Whenever it was first dictated, its content may have been added to afterwards, seeing as it covers events down to the start of the Kali Yuga, which coincided with the death of Krishna, generally said to have occurred 5,118 years ago as of 2016. So the Book may only have been finally completed 5,118 years ago or all the key events and developments leading up to that time may have already been contained within it in some sort of prophetic form.
* Amongst the numerous secret books and esoteric records in the possession of the Masters of the Wisdom is another one – “the first volume of the prophetic record for the Black Age” (i.e. the Kali Yuga) – which covers the first 5,000 years of the lengthy Kali Yuga period, going up to 1897-1898, when that first cycle of the Kali Yuga came to an end. And another one – “Volume II. of the Prophecies is nearly ready, having been in preparation since the time of Buddha’s grand successor, Sankaracharya.” It is now most probably complete and in use. Its preparation began in the lifetime of Adi Shankaracharya, a great figure in both Hinduism and Theosophy, who lived around 2,500 years ago. If this second volume covers another 5,000 years, it will go up to the year 6897 or 6898 A.D.!
* Nothing from the Book of Dzyan had been translated into English or any other European language before the work of HPB.
* However, Sanskrit, Tibetan, and Chinese translations (perhaps others too?) already existed in her time, either of the Book of Dzyan itself or commentaries based upon it.
* As well as the Books of Kiu-te (rGyud-sde in the Wylie transliteration used by academics, which are the canonical scriptures of Tibetan Buddhism), there are fourteen (or seven?) Books of Commentaries, which are partly commentaries on the Books of Kiu-te but which in their other parts actually pre-date them by long ages. Those Books of Commentaries are all “worked out from one small archaic folio, the Book of the Secret Wisdom of the World.”
* It is not quite clear whether our Book of Dzyan is this parent text, the “Book of the Secret Wisdom of the World” (described as “one small archaic folio” while the Book of Dzyan, as we saw, has been described similarly as “one small parent volume“) or “the first volume of the Commentaries upon the seven secret folios of Kiu-te, and a Glossary of the public works of the same name.” It sounds more like the former and as the passage we are now referring to is from the so-called “Third Volume” of “The Secret Doctrine,” a misleadingly named book published by Annie Besant six years after HPB had passed away, largely from her unfinished and discarded manuscripts, it is not really possible for us to know how HPB herself may have altered the text, had she lived longer and had the opportunity or wish to do so, nor to what extent Besant and her collaborators, such as G. R. S. Mead and G. N. Chakravarti, may have altered and edited it prior to publication, seeing as Besant and Mead already had a reputation for altering and changing HPB’s words and work.
* The Books of Commentaries, presumably with the Book of Dzyan itself, “are kept secret and apart, in the charge of the Teshu Lama of Tji-gad-je,” i.e. the Panchen Lama of Shigatse. In the Gelugpa branch of Tibetan Buddhism, the “Yellow Hats” founded by Tsong Kha-pa (1357-1419), and with which HPB and the Masters have made clear Their connection, there are two chief Lamas, the Dalai Lama and the Panchen Lama. Although the role and work of the Dalai Lama is better known today, Theosophical literature states that the Panchen Lama is of greater esoteric significance and import. He is also known as the Tashi (“Teshu”) Lama, due to his traditional monastic seat being Tashilhunpo Monastery in Shigatse (“Tji-gad-je” phonetically). Unfortunately the present Panchen Lama was abducted as a young boy by the Chinese in the 1990s and his whereabouts and condition remain unknown. The Chinese government have replaced him with a fake “Panchen Lama” of their own, the son of hardline communists, who travels the world talking about how wonderful the Chinese government is. No doubt the most important texts and scriptures have been safely and securely preserved, perhaps moved elsewhere.
Anyone who is especially interested by the things mentioned here is strongly encouraged to get a copy of David Reigle’s book “Blavatsky’s Secret Books” as it goes into far more depth and detail than an article like this ever can. It is Reigle, after all, who has spent decades researching relentlessly into both the works of H. P. Blavatsky and the archives and scriptures of Tibetan Buddhism and who has made the majority of the interesting discoveries in this regard. Not everything he says about Buddhism or Hinduism is accurate but it is still worth reading by those sufficiently interested.
HPB said that the exoteric or public volumes of Kiu-Te “may be found in the possession of the Tibetan Gelugpa Lamas, in the library of any monastery.” This has been found to be indeed true but even these exoteric volumes are regarded in the Tibetan tradition as containing the Buddha’s secret teachings and so they continue to have restricted access to outsiders. “Even now only a tiny fraction of them has been translated into English,” remarks Reigle.
In HPB’s article “Tibetan Teachings,” she quotes the words of “the Venerable Chohan-Lama – the chief of the Archive-registrars of the libraries containing manuscripts on esoteric doctrines belonging to the Ta-loi and Tashu-hlumpo Lamas Rim-boche of Tibet” [i.e. the Dalai and Panchen Lamas] . . . “the learned Chohan, than whom no one in Tibet is more deeply versed in the science of esoteric and exoteric Buddhism” and who was quite probably the same as the Maha Chohan, the elderly Chief of the Trans-Himalayan Brotherhood.
Regarding “the sacred canon of the Tibetans,” the Kanjur and the Tanjur volumes, which comprise the Books of Kiu-te, he wrote, “I can assure the Theosophists that the contents of these volumes could never be understood by anyone who had not been given the key to their peculiar character, and to their hidden meaning. Every description of localities is figurative in our system; every name and word is purposely veiled; and a student, before he is given any further instruction, has to study the mode of deciphering, and then of comprehending and learning the equivalent secret term or synonym for nearly every word of our religious language. The Egyptian enchorial or hieratic system is child’s play to the deciphering of our sacred puzzles. Even in those volumes to which the masses have access, every sentence has a dual meaning, one intended for the unlearned, and the other for those who have received the key to the records.”
These holy books, he states, “contain no fiction, but simply information for future generations, who may, by that time, have obtained the key to the right reading of them.”
Remember that in “The Secret Doctrine” HPB commented that the Secret Book of Dzyan “is the original work from which the many volumes of Kiu-te were compiled.”
David Reigle believes, for reasons he explains in “Blavatsky’s Secret Books,” that THE SECRET BOOK OF DZYAN IS MOST PROBABLY THE MULA KALACHAKRA TANTRA.
The word “mula” means “root” in Sanskrit and the Mula Kalachakra Tantra – also referred to as the Kalachakra Mulatantra – is the hidden esoteric root and source of the more exoteric Kalachakra Tantra, the latter of which has become so widely heard of today due to the efforts of the Dalai Lama.
The lost (lost from the eyes of the profane but forever known to the high Initiates and Masters) Mula Kalachakra Tantra is said by Buddhist experts and historians to contain 12,000 verses and “also stands out among the other tantras because of its connection with the sacred land of Shambhala. Tradition states that the king of Shambhala requested the Kalachakra teachings from Gautama Buddha, and then returned with them to Shambhala, where they became the state religion. It is from Shambhala that the abridged Kalachakra Tantra [i.e. the publicly known one] came to India and Tibet.”
This is not to be understood as meaning that the Kalachakra system or the Book of Dzyan Teachings originated with Gautama Buddha. If this were the case, it would make them only approximately 2,600 years old. The implication is that Buddha was simply handing on knowledge and teaching which already existed and which he had himself learnt.
HPB even hinted at the fact of the matter herself when she wrote, in a footnote to her article “The Mystery of Buddha” (published posthumously but referred to in Vol. 1 of “The Secret Doctrine” as if it had already been written) that “What is given here is taken from the secret portions of Dus Kyi Khorlo (Kala Chakra, in Sanskrit, or the “Wheel of Time,” or duration).” Shortly after this she begins a sentence by saying, “For in the Kala Chakra Commentary it is shown . . .”
And in her work “The Voice of The Silence” there is a verse which reads, “Would’st thou become a Yogi of “Time’s Circle”?” In Sanskrit, “Time’s Circle” is of course “Kalachakra,” which is variously translated as “Wheel of Time,” “Circle of Time,” or “Time’s Circle.” In Tibetan its name is “Dus-Kyi Khorlo.”
In the posthumously published “A Few More Misconceptions Corrected,” she refers to “the “Dus-kyi Khorlo,” or Tibetan Mysticism. A system as old as man, known in India and practised before Europe had become a continent, “was first known,” we are told [i.e. by the Orientalists and academics], only nine or ten centuries ago! The text of its books in its present form may have “originated” even later, for there are numerous such texts that have been tampered with by sects to suit the fancies of each. But who has read the original book on Dus-Kyi Khorlo, re-written by Tsong-Kha-pa with his Commentaries? . . . this grand Reformer burnt every book on Sorcery on which he could lay his hands in 1387 . . . he has left a whole library of his own works – not a tenth part of which has ever been made known.”
Both during her lifetime and ever since, many have considered it implausible and impossible that Helena Blavatsky could have had access to knowledge, information, books, and even places and locations, which were unavailable and inaccessible to the world at large. Time will surely show – and has already begun to show – that they were wrong and that she was indeed what she claimed to be and much more . . . an emissary, agent, messenger, and representative, of that hidden Esoteric Brotherhood of the East, which guides and watches over the spiritual evolution and advancement of humanity.
Richard Taylor, an expert on Buddhism, has pointed out something significant in his series of articles titled “Blavatsky and Buddhism.” By means of comparison he settles the matter sufficiently clearly by showing that:
1. In the 1880s HPB says: The Stanzas of Dzyan she quotes and expounds upon in the “Cosmogenesis” and “Anthropogenesis” volumes of “The Secret Doctrine” are from the first volume of the Kiu-te commentaries. No-one believed her.
100 years later academic research shows: The Books of Kiu-te are the Tibetan Buddhist Tantras, the first section of which is comprised of the Kalachakra Tantra, and the first section of the Kalachakra Tantra deals solely with the subjects of cosmogenesis and anthropogenesis. Taylor writes, “The Kalachakra system is largely cosmological and deals with the creation of the universe from space, through six elements, with extremely complex numerology and astrology. This is the subject of the entire volume one of Blavatsky’s Secret Doctrine.”
2. In the 1880s HPB says: The esoteric volumes of Kiu-te are kept secret and under the supervision of the Panchen Lama of Shigatse and that there is a secret Esoteric School connected with the private retreat of the Panchen Lama near his Tashilhunpo Monastery at Shigatse. No-one believed her.
100 years later academic research shows: Tashilhunpo Monastery has in fact long been considered by Tibetans to be the major centre in that country for Kalachakra studies and that the Panchen Lama did indeed have something of an esoteric school, where esoteric (as opposed to more exoteric) studies and practice of the Kalachakra Tantra were carried out.
3. In the 1880s HPB says: That she has direct familiarity and connection with a highly esoteric system of Tibetan Buddhism and that she knows full well what she’s talking about when it comes to such matters. No-one believed her.
100 years later academic research shows: In the words of Richard Taylor, who was forced by his own in depth research to admit that “Blavatsky had access to Tibetan Buddhist sources which no other Westerner during her time had. Her works are by no means merely strings of plagiarisms, but rather very cogent arguments, supplemented by masses of data, that her readers should believe Buddhist claims that there is a perennial philosophy, in the possession of Adepts, which explains the origins of the world and leads to salvation from it. . . . Blavatsky knew what the Buddhist Tantras were, knew their content and philosophical import better than any Western contemporary, and knew bona fide Tibetan traditions surrounding them. This alone gives strong reasons not to dismiss her claims out of hand.”
4. In the 1880s HPB says: “No one styling himself a “scholar,” in whatever department of exact science, will be permitted to regard these teachings seriously. They will be derided and rejected a priori in this century; but only in this one. For in the twentieth century of our era scholars will begin to recognize that the Secret Doctrine has neither been invented nor exaggerated, but, on the contrary, simply outlined.” No-one believed her.
100 years later academic research shows: That what she said is exactly what has happened.
The Sanskrit word “Tantra” literally means “Continuum” or “Expansion.” Although it has become linked or synonymous in the minds of many Westerners with sexual practices, sexual magic, and “sacred sexuality,” this is not its inherent or original meaning.
While it is true that there are scriptures and systems of Tantra in both Hinduism and Buddhism which include sexual elements to varying degrees and in various forms, this is not always the case. There are numerous Mahayana Buddhist scriptures called “Tantras” which have nothing at all to do with sexual matters.
The publicly known versions of Kalachakra Tantra have a sexual side and the Dalai Lama even openly refers to, endorses, and promotes sexual Tantra in some of his bestselling books. None of this would be supported or agreed with for a moment by HPB, the Masters, or the real Esoteric Philosophy. It goes against the very essence of Theosophical teaching and practice. Sexual magic and sexual Tantra are “the worst form of black magic or sorcery,” says HPB with italicised emphasis in the entry for “Tantra” on p. 319 of her book “The Theosophical Glossary.” We can thus safely assume that the Mula Kalachakra Tantra and the various Kalachakra Commentaries possessed and used by the Brotherhood have nothing to do with such things.
It is not the place here to go into a discussion of various verses purported to be additional “Stanzas of Dzyan” that have been published by certain individuals since the time of H. P. Blavatsky. Alice Bailey did so, as did “The Temple of the People” in their own spurious “Third Volume” of “The Secret Doctrine.” Others have done so and a few New Age channellers still do so today, from time to time. One need only compare these with those in “The Secret Doctrine” and notice the vast difference between them, in terms of such aspects as style, content, doctrine, and clarity. Those published by Bailey, for example, have a decidedly Western and Christian Kabbalistic feel to them.
The article Tibetan Master or Christian Priest? (Uncovering the real inspiration behind the Alice Bailey Books) definitely needs to be read by any students and followers of the Alice Bailey teachings. It is a lengthy article but those who genuinely want truth and fact rather than deception and fiction will read the whole thing carefully and dispassionately and then come to their own conclusions.
A strong connection with Tibetan Buddhism will have been noticed by those who have read through the present article.
The Masters and HPB are not any type of exoteric Buddhists but are connected with the secret and esoteric Yogacharya School of Buddhism, founded in India by the original Aryasangha, an Arhat and direct disciple of Gautama Buddha, and relocated later, owing to persecution from the Hindu Brahmins, to the Trans-Himalayan region. The esoteric Yogacharya School operates in strict secrecy and preserves the genuine esoteric teachings of the Lord Buddha himself. It is Buddha’s own Esoteric School. More has been written regarding these things in other articles on this site, most importantly The REAL Esoteric Buddhism.
In her article “Old Philosophers and Modern Critics,” HPB expressly states that the Stanzas of Dzyan belong to “the Esoteric Yogacharyas.” Her preface to “The Voice of The Silence” – a work which she translated from another secret and publicly unknown text, related to the Book of Dzyan and known as the Book of The Golden Precepts – also clearly states that that book belongs to the Yogacharyas too and there is a very subtle hint that Aryasangha himself may have written or at least produced it.
It is time for “The Secret Doctrine” to be read, studied, assimilated, taught, and popularised, like never before. It is the Masters’ greatest gift to us in this era, as a New Age dawns for mankind. Will we make proper use of what They have unveiled and made so freely available to us, from the long sealed fountains of the hidden East? They watch – and wait.
AUM MANI PADME HUM
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