An Old Message From The Master
From William Q. Judge Theosophical Articles, Vol. II.
Articles by WQJ
|[BNet Editors - The persecution of William Q. Judge, the third Founder of the Theosophical Society, by Annie Besant and H.S. Olcott will always remain a stain on the movement. William Q. Judge threatened their aspirations to self-aggrandisement and personal glamour, by merely being what they were not, true to the words of H.P.B. and the Masters. But then little men and women will always go against those whose eyes rests on the peaks of Shambhala. ]
The following message was not among those which Mrs. Besant intended to use against me - because it was not known to the prosecutors - in the recent proceedings, which never should have been begun because unconstitutional. I obtained it Nov. 1st, 1891, in the distant State of Wyoming, U.S. It reads:
We sent him to London and made him stay so long in order to lay down currents which have since operated, for inasmuch as "sacred names" were assailed long ago the present reaction in England more than counterbalances the assault on us which you so much deplore. But the only thing we deplore is the sorrow of the world, which can only be cut off by the philosophy you were such a potent factor in bringing to the West, and which now other disciples are promulgating also. This is the age of the common people although you may not agree - but so it is - and as we see forces at work and gathering by you unseen, we must commend all efforts that give wide-spread notice to even one word of the philosophy.
I had the courage, copied it at the time it was received, and sent the original to Mr. Sinnett by mail from Wyoming. He must have received it, because otherwise it would have come back to me in accordance with directions on the envelope. If there ever was a genuine message this is one. It refers to the great public excitement in England, about that time, about Theosophy, in the course of which the "sacred names" of the Masters were mentioned. The person referred to as being in London "to lay down currents" is myself. I invite the attention of the prosecutors to this message.
Very probably Mr. Sinnett will not contest the genuineness of the message, because he sent me, nearly about that time, a letter from himself addressed to the Master, requesting me to transmit it and procure the answer, if any. Many of us - those who accept the above as genuine - will find it of interest, seeing that it confirms what several hold, that this is the era of the masses, and that Master has more interest in efforts for their good than on the progress of any particular person or class.
Being under no obligation to secrecy I cannot be blamed for giving out the foregoing facts at this time, when I am attacked at every point; it will certainly derogate nothing from Mr. Sinnett's standing to admit the fact of his believing, at the time mentioned, that I could transmit a request or letter to the Master.
WILLIAM Q. JUDGE