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Re: Voice vs. At the Feet

Jul 15, 1996 01:34 PM
by m.k. ramadoss

Let me add my 2 cents worth.
AFM is, it appears, the most widely translated and most widely 
distributed book as compared to Voice.
I go along with whatever anyone wants to study - AFM, Voice or anything 
else. Let us study and discuss.

MK Ramadoss

On Mon, 15 Jul 1996, K. Paul Johnson wrote:

> Rather than just expressing a preference, I thought it might be
> helpful to comment on the differences between the two books.
> At the Feet of the Master is one of the most controversial
> books in Theosophical history.  The bulk of scholarly opinion
> is that it was written by Leadbeater and that K. had it foisted
> upon him; moreover that this was designed to promote the
> growing worship of K. as the World Teacher.  Even though there
> may be many fine sentiments expressed in it, the book makes me
> uncomfortable due to its suspicious provenance and I would
> therefore decline to participate in a discussion of it.  That's
> not to say others shouldn't do so.  I don't want to adhere to
> the "Core teachings vs. heresy" paradigm.  But the Voice of the
> Silence has the virtue of being much more widely accepted among
> different Theosophists.  It also has several qualities that I
> don't find in ATFM: intellectual depth, literary beauty,
> spiritual inspiration, historical interest.  Others feel
> differently but that's my 2 cents.

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