Reminiscences of H. P. Blavatsky and "The Secret Doctrine"

9780217254120: Reminiscences of H. P. Blavatsky and
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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1893. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... to the contrary in my case, and, though I had to suffer for it at the time, I am glad to be able to show how my mistrusting the Master's word through H.P.B. was exceedingly unwise. Experience teaches one to be humble, for later knowledge proves the many errors in judgment we fall into during life, and in looking back over the years spent with H.P.B. I feel how much I lost by not understanding, or fully appreciating, her mission in life, as I do now. It is my one continual regret that I lost so much of that precious time by not comprehending either her position or my own. But when I first went to her I was a woman of the world, one who had been a petted child of fortune. Through my husband's political position I occupied a prominent place in society; it therefore took me a long time to realise the hollowness of what I had hitherto looked upon as being the most desirable objects in life, and it required much training and many a hard battle with myself before I could conquer the satisfaction in self which a life of idleness, ease, and high position is sure to engender. So much had to be " knocked out of me," to use one of H.P.B.'s own phrases, and it is with a feeling of intense gratitude that I look back on the past, and think of all she did for me, and how she rendered me a slightly better instrument for the work in the Theosophical Society which it is both my duty and my pleasure to perform. All who have known and loved H.P.B. have felt what a charm there was about her, how truly kind and loveable she was; at times such a bright childish nature seemed to beam around her, and a spirit of joyous fun would sparkle in her whole countenance, and cause the most winning expression that I have ever seen on a human face. One of the marvels of her character was, that to every...

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