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Re: New (?) Theory about Stanzas

Dec 03, 1997 06:41 PM
by M K Ramadoss

Have you all seen an old article in AT wherein I recall HPB mentioning that
the Stanzas were brought from Lemuria and brought thru Dravidian and are in
the South Indian language of Telugu which is the oldest Dravidian language.


At 02:53 PM 12/3/97 -0500, you wrote:
>SUNY Press has just released another major work in its Western
>Esoteric Traditions series, New Age Religion and Western
>Culturer: Esotericism in the Mirror of Secular Thought by
>Wouter J. Hanegraaff.  The author is a Research Fellow at the
>Department for the Study of Religions at Utrecht University,
>the Netherlands.  I've just started it, finding quite thorough
>coverage of Cayce and Blavatsky, but can't comment on it
>overall except to say that it appears magisterial.  A
>comprehensive study that all New Agers, esotericists,
>Theosophists, etc. will benefit by studying carefully.  One
>nugget I want to share immediately is on page 453:
>"Karl R.H. Frick has called attention to an article by the
>sinologist Giovanni Hoffman, who points to the teachings of a
>Taoist of the fourth century named Ly-tzyn, or Dzyan in
>Tibetan.  His book, Yu-Fu-King or "The Book of Secret
>Correspondences," was published in Florence in 1878.  It seems
>probable that Blavatsky knew the contents of this book but
>incorrectly interpreted its contents as Vedic."
>Turns out Frick wrote in the 1970s and Hoffman in 1908 (in The
>Theosophist!).  Hanegraaff is mistaken in thinking that HPB
>presents the Stanzas as Vedic, since she presents them rather
>as older than that and in a different language.  But it would
>be interesting to see this Yu-Fu-King and check out any
>parallels to the Stanzas.  Wonder if it was translated into
>Italian, or just what this publication in Florence was.  Will
>check it out.

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