Caves & Jungles of Hindostan

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Caves & Jungles of Hindostan

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:14 pm

Have not read this spiritual adventure for many years. For an exploration of India in the 1880s by Helena Blavatsky do consider it. She wrote it installments for Russian magazines. It is much more than a travelogue, with sprinklings of philosophy, history etc. Even her Guru appears, in veiled form, as the Thakur.
This translation is by Boris de Zirkoff, her distant relative and is the only complete one. The other one that is all over the internet was done in 1892 and was chopped down to less than half the size of the original.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/453 ... -hindostan
Manjushri is the hallowed Dharma, the ruler of the Dharma, the shining one, the superb illuminator of the world;
He is the powerful lord of Dharma, the king of the Dharma, the one who shows the most excellent pathway of mind. Manjushri-namasamgiti

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Re: Caves & Jungles of Hindostan

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:29 pm

In the 1880s reaching the Karli cave temple was very difficult, only on foot the last few hundred yards. Here, within the complex is the stupa that Blavatsky and her friends saw. Dating of this cave temple is roughly 200 bc:

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Manjushri is the hallowed Dharma, the ruler of the Dharma, the shining one, the superb illuminator of the world;
He is the powerful lord of Dharma, the king of the Dharma, the one who shows the most excellent pathway of mind. Manjushri-namasamgiti

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