Re: RE: Karma, causality etc.
Feb 13, 1995 02:31 PM
by Nicholas Weeks
Paul Johnson> Could you explain how Evans-Wentz is outdated, and
how he has misrepresented anything. On talk.religion.buddhism
there have been several comments about E-W distorting Buddhism
under HPB's influence, but every time I asked for further
explanation it went unanswered.
In 1989 Station Hill published ~Self-Liberation Through Seeing
With Naked Awareness;~ translation & notes by John M. Reynolds.
He translated anew one of E-W's texts and severly criticised it.
I have not read it lately, but if I recall, various Swamis,
Yogananda for one, were given as much blame for distorting his
view of Buddhism as Theosophy. He also had some difficulty
discerning the pseudo-theosophy of CWL, AAB, et al from HPB's
real Theosophy. But the "once a human always a human" notion was
taught by HPB, and Reynolds does take her & E-W to task for
accepting it. Destroys karmic law he thinks.
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