H P Blavatsky in Tibet
Jun 12, 1996 09:23 PM
by M K Ramadoss
Here is some very interesting news relating to HPB's visit to
Tibet. It is excerpted from Ergates, June 1996 issue.
H.P.B. in Tibet
By a student in San Franciso
In December of 1993 a remarkable Tibetan teacher visited the
United States. Tulku Kalzang Rinpoche, a high lama in Eastern
Tibet, suffered froma medical condition that was best addressed
by physicians in Palo Alto, California. The Chinese government
allowed him two months to seek treatment. Unfortunately, Kalzang
Rinpoche had another mission which he could not complete in so
short a time: he was looking for the reincarnation of H. P.
Blavatsky. Her master, Kalzang Rinpoche claimed, was his uncle.
Kalzang Rinpoche is the abbot of Dzogchen monstery in Kham
province, which is in Eastern Tibet. While in the U.S. he sent
inquiries to the Theosophical Society in America and attempted
to make contact with other Theosophists, but apparently no one
at that time was able to help him. Recently, however, several
Theosophists have learned of Kalzang Rinpoche's visit, and are
attempting to get more information.
According to Kalzang Rinpoche, a Tibetan scholar, Gendro Zundap,
deceased now some forty years, wrote about H.P.B.'s visit to
Tibet. Gnedro Zundap wrote that H.P.B. was trained by a Lama,
"Mora," received an important transmission, and that when Lama
"Mora" died he was reincarnated in Tibet. Kalzang Rinpoche,
relying on the work of this Tibetan scholar, hoped to find in
the West the teachings which his uncle Mora gave to H.P.B., and
to learn more about her life and work.
It is obvious that, if true, this information will have vast
consequences for how Theosophy will be perceived by many in the
West. Currently, most scholars belive that H.P.B. invented the
*Stanzas of Dzyan* which form the basis of her *Secret
Doctrine*. Most biographers of H.P.B. doubt that she ever went
to Tibet, and claim that either she made up her Masters, or that
H.P.B. was a trance medium who conjured Them spiritualistically.
In fact there are historical records in the Tibetan language
that H.P.B. visited Tibet and received training by an important
Tibetan Buddhist lama, scholars (and eventually the public) will
be forced to take H.P.B. much more seriously. Many people will
also have to reconsider H.P.B.'s claim that there exists in fact
a "brotherhood" of Adepts living beyond the Himalayas and
preserving the Wisdom Religion. In short, this discovery could
revolutionize the future course of Theosophy in the world.
Currently a small team of Theosophists from various traditions
is working on bringing Kalzang Rinpoche back the United States (with
Chinese permission), so that the Tibetan documents which
he has may be translated into English and examined very
carefully. Especially important would be Tibetan records of what
exactly H.P.B. was taught by Lama "Mora," using which texts, and
whether the originals of the *Stanzas of Dzyan* exist in Tibet
"Dzyan," itself a Tibetan word, is apparently a transliteration
the Sanskrit "Jnana," both of which mean "spiritual wisdom." It
seems resonable to hope that the complete text of the *Stanzas
of Dzyan*, from which H.P.B. made extracts, should turn up
sooner or later in or around Tibet. In the meantime *Ergates*
will keep its readers updated as events unfold.
Excerpt from *Ergates* - June 1996
Peace to all living beings.
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