Blavatsky Tributes v. 6.15, uploaded to www.philaletheians.co.uk, 02 March 2010
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By her Masters
. . . Imperfect as may be our visible agent — and often most unsatisfactory and imperfect she is — yet, she is the best available at present . . .
Try to believe more than you do in the “old lady.” She
rave betimes; but she
truthful and does the best she can for you.
The Old Woman is accused of
in her statements. “Ask no questions and you will receive
to say what she knows. You may cut her to pieces and she will not tell. Nay — she is ordered
; and, were she more of a natural born
— she might be happier and won her day long since by this time. But that’s just where the shoe pinches, Sahib. She is
: and now she is being daily crucified for it.
By her contemporaries
A close friend of George W Russell (1867–1935) quoted Æ as saying: Having “bathed in these [writings of HP Blavatsky] I marveled what I could have done to merit birth in an age wherein such wisdom was on offer to all who could beg, borrow or steal a copy of these works.”
The ill health, the wandering life, the unpropitious surroundings, the lack of materials, the defection of false friends, the attacks of enemies.
But why, it will be asked, did she continue to suffer, with powers at her com-mand which could relieve suffering? Why, when she was labouring at so impor-tant task [writing the
] through long hours every day — a task that needed a mind untroubled and a sound body
why did she never stretch
tma Letter 2 (2),
. 9-10; 3
. 106 (7),
. 47 (48),
“Letters of H.P. Blavatsky I,”
, December 1894,
. Wheaton: The Theosophical Publishing House, 1976;