“THE NEW TORCH-BEARER OF TRUTH”---WHY HIS DELAY?
"We were given an exposition of the Adepts as working
in a systematized hierarchy; the proclamation of Krishnamurti as the intended vehicle of a high Adept known as the World Teacher,
despite Madame Blavatsky’s express statement that the Masters of the Wisdom would not send another emissary to Europe
or America until 1975."
"and the emergence of a vast literature through the hand of Mrs. Alice A. Bailey purporting
to emanate from a Tibetan Master of Wisdom, which again flies in the teeth of the Blavatsky pronouncement about no further
messenger until 1975.”
"to a proposal “the members will discuss whether the organization should branch
out into social work and also join non governmental bodies in the U.N.”
"Finally, Mr Redfern, going even
beyond de Purucker, clearly foresaw a prospect that “around 1975... the Adept Brotherhood” might “find the
Theosophical Movement or Society” un-serviceable “as an instrument for further dissemination” and “have
to by-pass it and start afresh...”
"If we think we have difficulties upholding the Dzyan Dharma among men,
consider the difficulties of the Mahatmas, presented by the forces arrayed against them! The enemy knows that if “The
Guardian Wall” can be breached, the very Destiny of humankind on this globe will be set back a billion years! And the
votaries of the Dark Gods are closer to their goal than they have been at any time during the last 500 years!"
have to do in 1975 what the Messenger would do if he were here today, exactly what HPB came to do at the beginning of her
mission in 1875. The “effort” of the 20th Century begins in the same way and in the same place as began the previous
“effort”---in America and at that fulcrum of contested power where the psychological warfare for the soul of the
West is at its height, where “the Brothers of the Shadow” and their hosts_of elementaries are concentrating their
effort to breach “The Guardian Wall” and let loose on mankind a new flood of demonism accompanied by a wave of
unutterable depravities which, they hope, will lead to another long Dark Age under the aegis of their Ma-Mo Gods of Darkness."
hundred years ago it required an HPB to give us the meaning of these things, coming as she did in conformity with the edict
of Tsong-Kha-Pa, to help save the West from the Black Tide he himself had turned back, now 500 years ago, in Tibet. But in
1975 no student of her works needs more than “horse sense” to see the occult implications of what today again
is unfolding before his very eyes---and with graver import than a century ago. Yes, “horse sense--- and fealty and courage."
Walter A. Carrithers, Jr.,
Secretary, THE BLAVATSKY FOUNDATION.
JPC: Regards the "centennial
“impulse" of the document and of previous Theosophical works such a centennial impulse indicates a one hundred years
ray cycle. The work of HPB came in on that 100 year cycle as would have the indicated "torch-bearer" impulse from 1975 if
it had found planetary conditions, economics and relations, conducive to a further dissemination of the wisdom. The 1920 cycle
that the esoteric works of AAB, a second ray disciple of KH came in upon, was not a first ray cycle but a second ray cycle
for the twentieth century. The Tibetan DK indicated this and also indicated his work was not complete and that the third phase
of the teachings would resume from 1975 only if planetary conditions were permitting.
"It is at this point that
students in one branch of our theosophical movement must recognize the fact that just as H. P. B. came forth on a cyclic tide
of energy to destroy the limiting forms to be found in the world of science and religion, so his work must fit in with other
force emanations, such as the constructive work of the second ray in conjunction with the energy of the seventh at this time.
students learn to blend the one hundred year cycles of the first type of energy with the equally powerful impulses from the
second Ray and the third, we shall then have a cessation of many controversies. No great impulse will come from the Lodge
along the line of the first Ray of Will or Power till the close of a century." TCF 1038.
"H. P. B. is right in
his affirmation as far as the impulse of the first ray is concerned; but his followers are not right, in so far as they overlook
and negate the six other types of impulses, of equal or of more importance, which may emanate cyclically from the Lodge, and
which will meet with response from those who vibrate to that particular type of energy." TCF 1039.
given 1875 - 1890...written down by H.P.B.
2. Intermediate, given 1919 - 1949...written down by A.A.B.
emerging after 1975...to be given on a worldwide scale via the radio.
In the next century and early in the century
an initiate will appear and will carry on this teaching. It will be under the same "impression," for my task is not yet completed
and this series of bridging treatises between the material knowledge of man and the science of the initiates has still another
phase to run. The remainder of this century, as I told you elsewhere (Destiny of the Nations, Page 106), must be dedicated
to rebuilding the shrine of man's living, to reconstructing the form of humanity's life, to reconstituting the new civilization
upon the foundations of the old, and to the reorganizing of the structures of world thought, world politics, plus the redistribution
of the world's resources in conformity to divine purpose. Then and only then will it be possible to carry the revelation further."
"...when the time comes for the effort of the XXth century. The general condition of men's minds and hearts
will have been improved and purified by the spread of its teachings, and, as I have said, their prejudices and dogmatic illusions
will have been, to some extent at least, removed. Not only so, but besides a large and accessible literature ready to men's
hands, the next impulse will find a numerous and united body of people ready to welcome the new torch-bearer of Truth." Key
"In Century the Twentieth some disciple more informed, and far better fitted, may be sent by the
Masters of Wisdom to give final and irrefutable proofs that there exists a Science called Gupta-Vidya; and that, like the
once-mysterious sources of the Nile, the source of all religions and philosophies now known to the world has been for many
ages forgotten and lost to men, but is at last found." SD1 xxxviii
"Theosophy, through its mouthpiece, the Society"
"Theosophy has to fight intolerance, prejudice, ignorance and selfishness, hidden under the mantle of
hypocrisy. It has to throw all the light it can from the torch of Truth, with which its servants are entrusted. It must do
this without fear or hesitation, dreading neither reproof nor condemnation. Theosophy, through its mouthpiece, the Society,
has to tell the TRUTH to the very face of LIE; to beard the tiger in its den, without thought or fear of evil consequences,
and to set at defiance “ORIGINAL PROGRAMME” MANUSCRIPT 175
calumny and threats. As an Association, it has not
only the right, but the duty to uncloak vice and do its best to redress wrongs, whether through the voice of its chosen lecturers
or the printed word of its journals and publications—making its accusations, however, as impersonal as possible. But
its Fellows, or Members, have individually no such right. Its followers have, first of all, to set the example of a firmly
outlined and as firmly applied morality, before they obtain the right to point out, even in a spirit of kindness, the absence
of a like ethic unity and singleness of purpose in other associations or individuals. No Theosophist should blame a brother,
whether within or outside of the association; neither may he throw a slur upon another’s actions or denounce him, lest
he himself lose the right to be considered as a Theosophist. BCW VII 174/5.
22 January 2012.