Esoteric Philosopher: Study of the Endless Path of Wisdom

T. Subba Rao
The Alice Leighton Cleather Basil Crump 1929 attack on Theosophy
Teaching planned by Hierarchy
No further messenger until 1975
Mother of the World
Dear Friends of Humanity and of the Ageless Wisdom
The original Sanskrit root of the Satanic races
Pre Adamic Satanic Races
The Golden Wheel Head Centre
Shigatse and Tda-shi-Hlumpo Monastery
The Forbidden City
Red Caps and Sect Worship
Five India's
The Lotus Sleep
Entrenched with Debt
Cosmic Etheric Vision and Septenary Clairvoyance
HPB: The Hierarchial Link
The Ocean of Reasoning: Tsong Khapa
The Essence of True Eloquence: Tsong khapa
A Golden Lotus Sutra
Three buddhic vestures, three human vehicles.
The Source Measure 43
Third sub plane of the Fifth manasic plane
Initiations and Atomic Matter
Telepathic/Etheric Transmission
Divine Light of the Cosmic Atom
Book of Imperfections
Magnetic power of Master
Formula of Creative Combinations
Golden Rays of the Sun
Radiation of the Master
Etheric plane vibrational frequencies
Cosmic Physical plane vibrational frequencies
Formula of Karmic Mass: Km = mdlc²
Differentiated Molecules
Light and Matter United
The 49/I/6 VIOLET/White/Red
Hiawatha: Line of the Red Ray
Zionist Movement: The seperating door
A stand against Soviet Communism
"the central triangle at the heart"
The Race for the Atom Bomb
The Zionist Question Today
Age Of Aquarius @ 1945
Failure to register adequate dynamic incentives
First Ray Magnetic Corruption
Sevenfold Intent to Destroy
Higher and Lower Ray expressions as used by the White and Black Lodges
The Black Master
The Horoscope, Invalid Upon Liberation
Fenian Dynamiters The Clan na Gael
The Fourth Fundamental of the Ageless Wisdom
The Dark Star, Carbonic Gas and the Global Atmosphere
The Jurassic Period and the Lords of the Flame
Manifestation, Withdrawal And Externalization Of Hierarchy
Significance of the year 1945
The Divine Avatars Maitreya Christ, Maitreya Buddha.
A "culture of respect."
Age Of Aquarius & The Years 1900, 1945, and 2035.
Ida, Pingala, and the Central Sushumna.
Fervid Gold And Gold Fever
Colonel H. S. Olcott And Abraham Lincoln
Colonel H. S. Olcott
The Red Rajputs And The Moryan Dynasty
Ozone And Climatic Conditions On Earth
Clouds the Atmosphere and Meteoric Dust
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
"Four Requirements" Refinement of the physical body is an Essential
The Freedom Of The Seven Solar Systems
Shining Face and Alkaid: A minor constellation. One of the Seven.
The Leading Great Rishi and Pleiad, Alkaid And Alcylone
The Law of Solar Union and The Cycle Of Sunship
Seven Rishis, Seven Timekeepers
The 'Sacred Triangle of all-inclusive Force'
Mars: Karttikeya. Agnibhu "fire born."
August Neptune: Arisen over the Horizon
Earth Base, reproduction of third un-named scheme.
Thomas Alva Edison
J.W. Keely, un-conscious Occultist. A "natural-born magician."
Keely, Edison and Tesla.
J.W. Keely and the Vril
Sedna and Xena
The Christ in the KH Letters
Earth Kundilini Base Scheme, Eventual Heart Triangle
Eire : Ireland
Tara And The Druids
Sisera and the Battle Of Megiddo
Root - Sub Races
Rays And Jewels
The Dark Ones
Cycles of Pralaya and the Rise to Sunship in future Kalpas
The Divine Circulatory Flow of the Cosmic Mother/Love
Obsession And Behavioural Problems
Vaisyas and Sudras shall tread the highest path
The School for Warriors
The School of Beneficent Magicians
The Schools of Aspiration and Painful Endeavor
Earth Mercury Anguish Aspiration
"mass intellectual wrong emphasis"
Magnetism, Radiation, Attraction and Repulsion
Austerity And Sternness
The Way of Resistance To Evil
Light or Darkness?
The Five Kumaras Of Manasic Energy
Four Kumaras: The Holy Four
The Ancient Of Days And William Blake
Plato: The Great Thinker
The Blood
Criminality: A Psychic Disease
Labor: a battle with chaos
H.P.B. And The Battle Of Mentana
Fohat, Para-Fohat, Pan-Fohat!
Treason And The Traitor
Jesus/Joshua, Appollonius, Origen.
Bruce Lee: The Worrier Within. The Art of the Soul.
Opinion, from Latin opnr, to think.
Mars: Her Descher. The Red One.
Mt. Everest
The Year 1952
The Year 1936
Poles Of Light And Darkness
Zero Ray
Diamonds Are Forever
Respiration, Prana, Breath, Ozone:
"racial purity"
Intoxicants and Narcotics
The Chohan Hilarion: The Annunciator!
Henry Lewis Stimson
Cosmic Dust
Egypt, Chemi, Kham.
The United States: Banner Of Light Against Totalitarianism
John Law: Corrupt Scottish Financier
New Orleans: Seven Brothers of the Blood
Black Holes@Zero Points, Laya Centers and Gravitation
The Vitrified Forts of Scotland
7x7=49 degrees of the Negative pole and of the Positive pole.
Teachings on the Third Reich
Tamas and Teros
Arhat, Adept, Chohan.
Hatha Yoga
Port Said (bûr sacîd)
Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton. Lord Lytton.
A Christian reflection On the New Age
T. Subba Rao
Hitlers Indian Army
Winston Churchill
Otto von Bismarck and the Realm of the Holy Roman Empire
William Q. Judge
Lord Ripon Governor-General Viceroy of India and Grand Master Mason
Venus, Light Bearer To Earth:
Great Britain/Prydian and Llyn-llion/Lyonness
Gaza Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
Benjamin Disraeli 'Beaconsfield' 1st Earl of
Telepathic Discourse and the Amanuensis
Napolean The Great
The Pancreas
The Spleen, Organ Of Solar Prana
Kashmere: Brahman Mahatma Of the Lunar Race.
The Roman Empire

There are other ways of enumerating the principles, for Subba Rao is correct in one respect when he says there are only five principles. The two highest, atma and the life monadic, are not principles at all. LOS 74.

T. Subba Rao says on page 20, of Esoteric Writings: As a general rule, whenever seven entities are mentioned in the ancient occult science of India in any connection whatsoever, you must suppose that those seven entities came into existence from three primary entities and that these three entities again are evolved out of a single entity or monad. TCF 63.
There are other ways of enumerating the principles, for Subba Rao is correct in one respect when he says there are only five principles. The two highest, atma and the life monadic, are not principles at all. LOS 74.
Comments on the Idyll of the White Lotus M Collins:
by T. Subba Row
The interesting story published under the title " The Idyll of the White Lotus "has already attracted considerable attention. It is instructive in more ways than one. It truly depicts the Egyptian faith and the Egyptian priesthood,when their religion had already begun to lose its purity and degenerate into a system of Tantric worship contaminated and defiled by black magic, unscrupulously used for selfish and immoral purposes. It is probably also a true story.
Mr. T. Subba Row, a learned Vedantin scholar. He prefers the Brahmanical division of the Raja Yoga, and from a metaphysical point of view he is quite right. But, as it is a question of simple choice and expediency, we hold in this work to the "time-honoured" classification of the trans-Himalayan "Arhat Esoteric School."  SDI 157. HPB.
Upasika (Madam B.) and Subba Row, though pupils of the same Master, have not followed the same Philosophy -- the one is Buddhist and the other an Adwaitee. KH Letters. [Hindu Adwaitee Doctrines.]
I do not know Subba Rao -- who is a pupil of M. At least -- he knows very little of me. Yet I know, he will never consent to come to Simla. But if ordered by Morya will teach from Madras, i.e., correct the MSS. as M. did, comment upon them, answer questions, and be very, very useful. He has a perfect reverence and adoration for -- H.P.B.  K.H. Letters.
I will have it slightly reviewed by Subba Row or H.P.B. furnishing them with notes myself, but of this more in some future letter. KH Letters.
Poor Subba Row is "in a fix" -- that is why he does not answer you. On one hand he has the indomitable H.P.B. who plagues Morya's life to reward you and M. himself who would if he could gratify your aspirations; on the other he encounters the impassable Chinese wall of rules and Law. Believe me, good friend, learn what you can under the circumstances -- to viz. -- the philosophy of the phenomena and our doctrines on Cosmogony, inner man, etc. This Subba Row will help you to learn, though his terms -- he being an initiated Brahmin and holding to the Brahmanical esoteric teaching -- will be different from those of the "Arhat Buddhist" terminology. KH Letters.
You are wrong in distrusting Subba Row's writings. He does not write willingly, to be sure, but he will never make a false statement. See his last in the November number. His statement concerning the errors of General Cunningham ought to be regarded as a whole revelation leading to a revolution in Indian archaeology. Ten to one -- it will never receive the attention it deserves. Why? Simply because his statements contain sober facts, and that what you Europeans prefer generally is fiction so long the latter dovetails with, and answers preconceived theories. K.H.

The Life of T. Subba Row:
Birth in 1856.
Obit: "Our great Vedantin [Tallapragada Subba Row] was of the Niyogi caste* of the Smarta (Advaita) Brahmans.** He was born on the 6th July 1856... His native country was the Godavari District on the Coromandal Coast of India; his vernacular tongue the Telugu. His grandfather was the Sheristadar of the District, and his maternal uncle was Diwan (Prime Minister) to the Rajah of Pithapur. His father died when he was but [a] six months’ baby, and the uncle brought him up."

*In the 1931 edition of the Esoteric Writings of T. Subba Row, this word is changed into 'sect', which is a better word.
**From the Sringeri matha (monastery) at Shringeri in Mysore, north-east of Mangalore. He had contacts with the head of the monastery, for in BCW, V, 62 (1883), it can be found that Subba Row had received a letter from the Head of the Sringeri Matha, Sri Candrasekhara Bharai, on an occult manuscript written in Senzar. H.P.B. published a part of the letter. For the name of the head, see Henk J. Spierenburg, The Vedanta Commentaries of H.P. Blavatsky, San Diego 1992, Index, lemma Sringeri.
Student and Vakil, 1872-1880
    Obit: "He first attended the Coconada Hindu School, where he was not at all suspected of possessing any surprising talent. He passed his first Matriculation examination at the Hindu School, Coconada, then under the direction of Mr. J. Kenny. From thence he passed, in 1872, into the Madras Presidency College, where his career was a brilliant one, and ended in his passing B.A. [Bachelor of Arts] in 1876 as the first of the University in his class."
    Disc, 59: "A note in the college records says: ‘Obtained a number of marks which has been rarely reached in the annals of the University.’"
    Obit: "In the latter part of the same year that astute statesman, Sir T. Madhava Row, then Diwan of Baroda, offered him the Registrarship of the High Court of that State, and Subba Row stopped there about a year, but then returned to Madras and prepared himself for and passed the B.L. [Bachelor of Laws] examination, number 4 in the class."
    Obit: "Having adopted the Law as his profession, he served his apprenticeship under Messrs. Grant and Laing and was enrolled a Vakil (Pleader) of the High Court in the latter part of 1880. His practice became lucrative, and might have been made much more so had he given less attention to philosophy; to which, however, as he told me, he was drawn by an irresistible attraction."

The Headquarters at Adyar in 1882
    ODL, II, 342-3: "We [H.P.B. and H.S.O.] reached that port [of Madras] the 23rd [April 1882] at 11 a.m., but got a message from T. Subba Row asking us to stop aboard until 4 p.m., for which hour a formal reception had been arranged...
    "Our time was crowded with engagements during the next succeeding days, with visitors and receptions of candidates into membership; among the latter, T. Subba Row, whom I had to admit alone in private, for some unfathomable reason of mystery..."
    Obit: "He was chiefly instrumental in having us [H.P.B. and H.S.O.] invited to visit Madras in 1882, and in inducing us to choose this city as the permanent Head-quarters of the Theosophical Society."
    BL, 142: "I [H.P.B.] made Subba Row's acquaintance on the day I first arrived to Madras, May, 1882. Saw him for a week..."
    Theos, Suppl., June 1882, 2: "[Madras Theosophical Society founded with] T. Subba Row Garu, B.A., B.L., Pleader, - the young scholar so well-known to the readers of the ‘THEOSOPHIST’ by his remarkable contributions on Esoteric Eastern Philosophy - was elected Corresponding Secretary of the Branch."


His Occult Life
    Obit: "It is remarked above that T. Subba Row gave no early signs of possessing mystical knowledge: even Sir T. Madhava Row did not suspect it in him while he was serving under him at Baroda. I particularly questioned his mother on this point, and she told me that her son first talked metaphysics after forming a connection with the Founders of the Theosophical Society: a connection which began with a correspondence between himself and H.P.B. and Damodar, and became personal after our meeting him, in 1882, at Madras. It was as though a storehouse of occult experience, long forgotten, had been suddenly opened to him; recollections of his last preceding birth came in upon him: he recognized his Guru, and thenceforward held intercourse with him and other Mahatmas; with some, personally at our Head-quarters, with others elsewhere and by correspondence. He told his mother that H.P.B. was a great Yogi, and that he had seen many strange phenomena in her presence. His stored up knowledge of Sanskrit literature came back to him, and his brother-in-law told me that if you would recite any verse of Gita, Brahma Sutras or Upanisads, he could at once tell you whence it was taken and in what connection employed. Those who had the fortune to hear his lectures on Bhagavad Gita before the T.S. Convention of 1886 at Adyar, can well believe this, so perfect seemed his mastery of that peerless work. For a man of his abilities, he left scarcely any monument; the papers he contributed to these pages and the one-volume Report of his four Adyar lectures being almost his entire literary remains. As a conversationalist he was most brilliant and interesting; an afternoon's sitting with him was as edifying as the reading of a solid book. But this mystical side of his character he showed only to kindred souls. What may seem strange to some is the fact that, while he was obedient as a child to his mother in worldly affairs, he was strangely reticent to her, as he was to all his relatives and ordinary acquaintances, about spiritual matters. His constant answer to her importunities for occult instruction was that he ‘dared not reveal any of the secrets entrusted to him by his Guru’. He lived his occult life alone. That he was habitually so reserved, gives the more weight to the confidential statements he made to the members of his own household."
    MLChr, 129: In February 1882 wrote the Mahatma M. in a letter to A.P. Sinnett: "You must have patience with Subba Row. Give him time. He is now at his tapas and will not be disturbed. I will tell him not to neglect you but he is very jealous and regards teaching an Englishman as a sacrilege."
    Obit: "As an example of his extraordinary cleverness, his friends cite his successful passing of the examination in geology for the Statutory Civil Service in 1885, though it was a new subject to him, and he had only a week for preparation."

The Pilgrimage of Damodar in 1885*
    Obit: "Subba Row was in confidential understanding with us about Damodar's mystical pilgrimage towards the north, and more than a year after the latter crossed into Tibet, he wrote him about himself and his plans. Subba Row told me of this long ago, and reverted to the subject the other day at one of my visits to his sick-bed."

*About Damodar K. Mavalankar, see Sven Eek, Damodar and the Pioneers of the Theosophical Movement, Madras 1965, pp. xvi, 720.
His Occult Instructions at Adyar in 1886
    ODL, III, 400: "This year's session was memorable by a course of four lectures on the Bhagavad-Gita, by T. Subba Row, which charmed his hearers..."
    ODL, III, 394: "[Between Aug-Dec 1886] we saw a good deal of T. Subba Row at Head-quarters at this period, and enjoyed many opportunities to profit by his instructive occult teachings. I have a diary note to the effect that he told us that fully ‘one-third of his life is passed in a world of which his mother has no idea’."
    BL, 332-3: "[H.S.O. wrote to H.P.B., March 17, 1886] The [Adyar] Library is a most splendid convenience for all of us writers, and it also serves for Council Meetings and for Subba Row’s semi-weekly philosophical ‘conversations’, for which a private place is required."

His Refusal to Edit The Secret Doctrine, 1886-1887
    ODL, III, 398: "About the same time [the first week of December 1886] I received from H.P.B., for reading and revision by T. Subba Row and myself, the MS. of Vol. I of The Secret Doctrine;* but in his then captious mood the former refused to do more than read it, saying that it was so full of mistakes that if he touched it he should have to rewrite it altogether! This was mere pique, but did good, for when I reported his remark to H.P.B. she was greatly distressed, and set to work and went over the MS. most carefully, correcting many errors due to slipshod literary methods, and with the help of European friends making the book what it is now."
*The so-called 'First Draft' or the 'Würzburg Ms', see H.P.B.'s Collected Writings, vol. XIV, pp. xxviii-xxix and 457-502; but see also Daniel H. Caldwell's article The Myth of the 'Missing' Third Volume of The Secret Doctrine in The American Theosophist, Late Spring/Early Summer 1995, pp. 18-25.
    ODL, IV, 23, 25: "It is painful beyond words to read her [H.P.B.'s] correspondence from Europe [in 1887], and see how she suffered from various causes, fretting and worrying too often over mare's nests. Out of the sorest grievances I select the defection of T. Subba Row...; the refusal of Subba Row to edit the Secret Doctrine MSS., contrary to his original promise, although she had it type-copied at a cost of £ 80 and sent me for that purpose; his wholesale condemnation of it...
    "As regarded her return to India, she had no heart for it if Subba Row was to be her enemy, so much had she loved and respected him..."

The Dispute on the Principles in 1887
    Obit: "A dispute - due in a measure to third parties - which widened into a breach, arose between H.P.B. and himself about certain philosophical questions, but to the last he spoke of her, to us and to his family, in the old friendly way."
His Resigning from Membership of the T.S. in 1888
    ODL, IV, 43: "[In 1888] things were growing more and more unpleasant at Adyar on account of the friction between T. Subba Row and certain of his Anglo-Indian backers. They even went so far as to threaten withdrawal from the Society and the publication of a rival magazine if H.P.B. did not treat them better. In fact, Subba Row and one of his friends did resign that year, but I gave myself no uneasiness about the projected magazine, for the basis of success - persevering effort and unselfish zeal for Theosophy - were not among the strong points of their characters."
    Theos, Suppl, June 1888, xli: "We are requested to announce that Mr. T. Subba Row, B.A., B.L., late President of the Madras Branch T.S., and Mr. J.N. Cook (late of the London Lodge) have resigned their membership..."
    Ransom, 246-7: "To his great regret the President received the resignation of T. Subba Row. It was brought about by the appeal in The Path (U.S.A.), February [1888, pp. 354-5], by a number of American members [45, headed by W.Q.J] to the ‘Respected Chief’, H.P.B., to bring out The Secret Doctrine without further delay. They heard she had been asked to withdraw it from publication lest it be ‘attacked or ridiculed by some East Indian pandits and that it was not wise to antagonise these Indian gentlemen’. These remarks were objected to by N.D. Khandalavala, Tukaram Tatya, K.M. Shroff and others [17 members, in The Path, June 1888, pp. 97-8] who declared that there were no objections in India...[etc]"
    Praoc, 90: "[Letter of June 16, 1888, from W.Q. Judge to Tukaram Tatya] The letter from Khandalavala and as* was printed by me as you see by Path. That ends the matter as I wish to avoid controversy... The T.S. has great strength in America; and the defection from its ranks in India or Europe of a few will not affect us here..."

*So in text, possibly an abbreviation for associates.
    ODL, IV, 74: "The Bombay Branch sent me, on November 30th [1888], a resolution recommending that T. Subba Row, who had resigned, be asked to come back to us, but I have positively refused to lower the Society's dignity in any similar case, however influential might be the seceder..."

His Sickbed in 1890
    Obit: "When he last visited the Head-quarters, the first week in April [1890] last, the mysterious cutaneous disease to which he ultimately succumbed, had begun to show itself in an outbreak of boils. Neither he nor either of us dreamt that it was at all serious. But shortly after he had to keep to his room, then to his lounge, and he never went out again save once, when he was taken to a different house for change of air."
    Obit: "In the beginning of June he sent me a touching request to come and see him, which, of course, I did. He was a piteous sight: his body a mass of sores from crown to sole, and he not able to bear even a sheet over him, nor to lie in any comfortable position, nor get sound sleep. He was depressed and despairing, and begged me to try if I could not help him a little by mesmerism. I did try with all my will, and it seemed with some success, for he began to mend from that evening, and at my third visit he and I thought he was convalescent, and so informed his unhappy family."                 ODL, IV, 241-2: "On the 3rd of June I visited T. Subba Row at his request and mesmerised him. He was in a dreadful state, his body covered with boils and blisters from crown to sole, as the result of blood poisoning from some mysterious cause. He could not find it in anything that he had eaten or drunk, and so concluded that it must be due to the malevolent action of elementals, whose animosity he had aroused by some ceremonies he had performed for the benefit of his wife. This was my own impression, for I felt the uncanny influence about him as soon as I approached. Knowing him for the learned occultist that he was, a person highly appreciated by H.P.B., and the author of a course of superb lectures on the Bhagavad-Gita, I was inexpressibly shocked to see him in such a physical state. Although my mesmeric treatment of him did not save his life, it gave him so much strength that he was able to be moved to another house, and when I saw him ten days later he seemed convalescent, the improvement dating, as he told me, from the date of the treatment. The change for the better was, however, only temporary..."

    Obit: "When we last saw each other we had a long talk about esoteric philosophy, and he said that as soon as he could get out, he should come to Head-quarters and draft several metaphysical questions that he wished Mr. Fawcett* to discuss with him in the Theosophist.
    "His interest in our movement was unabated to the last, he read the Theosophist regularly and was a subscriber to H.P.B.'s Lucifer."

*E.D. Fawcett (1866-1960), see his bio-bibliography in H.P.B.'s Collected Writings, vol. IX, pp. 415-6.
His Death in 1890
    Obit: "The announcement, I [Col. H.S. Olcott] am now compelled to make, of the death of this brilliant young Indian mystical philosopher, will shock the theosophical reading public. Wherever our work has extended, there has his reputation spread. He was an intellectual phenomenon, and his mental history goes as far as anything conceivable to support the theory of palingenesis. The facts bearing upon the case, as I derived them from his venerable mother on the day of the cremation, will presently be given. But rapidly, and, on Tuesday, the 24th June, at 10 P.M., he expired, without a word or a sign to those about him."
    ODL, IV, 242: "He died during the night of the 24th of the same month [June], and was cremated at 9 on the following morning. From members of his family I obtained some interesting particulars. At noon on the 24th he told those about him that his Guru called him to come, he was going to die, he was now about beginning his tapas (mystical invocations), and he did not wish to be disturbed. From that time on he spoke to no one."
    Obit: "The last worldly business he attended to was to declare on the morning of 24th instant in the presence of his relatives and friends, among them, Diwan Bahadur P. Shrinivasa Rao, that he had authorized his wife to adopt a son after his death - there being no issue of his marriage.
    "At noon on that day, he said his Guru called him to come, he was going to die, he was now about beginning his tapas (mystical invocations), and he did not wish to be disturbed. From that time on, he spoke to no one. When he died, a great star fell from the firmament of Indian contemporary thought. Between Subba Row, H.P. Blavatsky, Damodar and myself there was a close friendship.
    "He leaves a young widow of 24 years, and an aged mother - herself a learned Brahman lady - who mourns the loss of her great son, the pride of her soul, most bitterly. The cremation took place at 9 o'clock on the morning after his death. Our brother, Judge P. Srinivasa Row, was with him at the last, and T. Vijiaraghava Charlu saw him two hours before the event occurred."

The Mahatmas and H.P. Blavatsky on T. Subba Row
    MLChr, 156 (1882): "...Subba Row will help you [A.P. Sinnett] to learn, though his terms - he being an initiated Brahman and holding to the Brahmanical esoteric teaching - will be different from those of the 'Arhat Buddhist' terminology. But essentially both are the same - identical in fact."
    MLChr, 158 (1882): "I [K.H.] do not know Subba Row - who is a pupil of M. At least - he knows very little of me. Yet I know, he will never consent to come to Simla. But if ordered by Morya will teach from Madras, i.e., correct the MSS. [of Sinnett's Esoteric Buddhism] as M. did, comment upon them, answer questions, and be very, very useful. He has a perfect reverence and adoration for - H.P.B."
    BCW, IV, 344 (1883): "We know of no better authority in INDIA on anything concerning the esotericism of the Advaita philosophy."
    BCW, IV, 492 (1883): "Mr. T. Subba Row is no ‘defender of the true faith in orthodox Brahmanism’, for the present ‘Orthodox Brahmanism’ is rather heterodox than orthodox. Our brother, Mr. T. Subba Row, is a true Vedantic Advaitee of the esoteric, hence genuine, Brahman faith and - an occultist."
    BCW, IV, 561 (1883): "...our brother, Mr. T. Subba Row, [is] learned in Advaita philosophy as in the esotericism of the sacred books of the East."
    BCW, V, 40-1 (1883): "...our brother, Mr. T. Subba Row, the most learned occultist in India at this time, a disciple of the Himalayan Hierophants..."
    BCW, V, 53 (1883): "...Subba Row, a Brahman of the highest class and a distinguished occultist."
    MLChr, 404 (1883): "You [A.P. Sinnett] are wrong in distrusting Subba Row's writings. He does not write willingly, to be sure, but he will never make a false statement."
    MLChr, 410 (1884): "Upasika (Madam B.) and Subba Row, though pupils of the same Master, have not followed the same philosophy - the one is Buddhist and the other an Advaitee."
    BCW, VI, 275-6 (1884): "...there is more knowledge in ‘...Subba Row's’solitary head than in dozens of heads of ‘Orientalists’..."
    BL, 95 (1885): "Such as Subba Row - uncompromising initiated Brahmans, will never reveal - even that which they are permitted to. They hate too much Europeans for it."
    BCW, VIII, 325 (1887): "...our learned Vedantin Brother - T. Subba Row..."
    Lucifer, August 1890, 509 (H.P.B.): "There are few members of the Theosophical Society who have not heard of Subba Row, the great Vedantin scholar; few readers of The Secret Doctrine who are not familiar with his name, as the talented author of the Lectures on the Bhagavad-Gita... Karma has mysterious ways of working out its ends, which to the profane must remain for ever unfathomable. We can only feel profound regret that such karma has reached one by whose death Madras has been deprived of a giant-intellect, and India has lost one of her best scholars.
    "May his next rebirth be speedy and his life-span longer, and, above all, may he be born in Aryavarta still. Sit tibi terra levis."
(Reprinted from T. Subba Row Collected Writings (1:xv-xxiv) with kind permission of Henk Spierenburg)
BCW, I-XV Boris de Zirkoff (vols XIII-XV with Dara Eklund), H.P. Blavatsky Collected Writings, Wheaton, Madras, London 1950-91.
BL  A.T. Barker, The Letters of H.P. Blavatsky to A.P. Sinnett, London 1925, pp. xv, 404, many verbatim reprints.
Disc  N.C. Ramanujacharya, A Lonely Disciple, Monograph on T. Subba Row, 1856-90, Adyar 1993, pp. xii, 59.
Lucifer  H.P. Blavatsky in Lucifer, August 1890 (not in BCW).
MLChr  Vicente Haó Chin, The Mahatma Letters in Chronological Sequence, Quezon City, Philippines 1993, pp. xxvi, 600.
Obit  Obituary on the death of T. Subba Row, written by Colonel H.S. Olcott in The Theosophist, July 1890, pp. 576-578.
ODL, II-IV  H.S. Olcott, Old Diary Leaves, vols II-IV, reprint Adyar 1974.
Praoc  Arthur L. Conger, Practical Occultism from the Private Letters of William Q. Judge, Pasadena 1951, pp. 307.
Ransom Josephine Ransom, A Short History of the Theosophical Society, Adyar 1938, reprint 1989, pp. xii, 591.
Theos, Suppl.     Supplement, The Theosophist, Adyar.
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