Re: A Serious Question
Nov 02, 1996 09:16 PM
by m.k. ramadoss
Geoffrey Baborka has spend a lot of time researching the issue and the
book was the result of his work. The conclusions reached therein are
satisfactory for me.
If anyone has not seen this book, they may want to. If the conclusions
reached therein are not satisfactory so the reader/inquirer, then the
only other alternative is for himer (him/her) to investigate the
available materials and come to one's own conclusions.
On Sat, 2 Nov 1996, Dr. A.M.Bain wrote:
> Doss -
> Your reference to the book by Baborka would not be regarded as
> conclusive evidence by serious scholars or TS history buffs if, as I
> suspect, it was or still is published by the TS itself, which "edits"
> the work of TS greats to expunge inconvenient writings of theirs.
> I guess I am asking *you* for your view of the facts, and *your*
> assessment of the evidence, not Barborka's.
> In message <Pine.BSD/.3.91.961102171856.25257Afirstname.lastname@example.org>,
> "m.k. ramadoss" <email@example.com> writes
> >On Sat, 2 Nov 1996, Dr. A.M.Bain wrote:
> >> In message <Pine.BSD/.3.91.961102073218.504Cfirstname.lastname@example.org>,
> >> "m.k. ramadoss" <email@example.com> writes
> >> > The production of the letters has been discussed rather
> >> >extensively and all the evidence points out to the authenticity of the
> >> >letters.
> >> Errr ... how about:
> >> The production of the letters has been discussed rather
> >> extensively and much of the evidence points out to the non-authenticity
> >> of the letters. Many who have studied them suspect the direct hand of
> >> HPB in the production of certainly some of them.
> >> If you are going to make sweeping generalisations like "all the evidence
> >> points to, etc." then you had better produce "all the evidence" and then
> >> follow it up with a seriously reasoned case for the authenticity of the
> >> letters being a fact.
> >> Alan
> >The issue has been fully addressed in:
> > The Mahatmas and Their Letters by Geoffrey A Barborka
> > ISBN 0-8356-7062-7
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