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Mahatmas, or Masters of Wisdom
To Helena Blavatsky
the earlier civilizations such as the Egyptians and Greeks understood esoteric
wisdom better than modern societies which made their teachings more proficient
in the occult arts. The teachers of this wisdom were the "Mahatmas"
or Masters of Wisdom as they were known in India, lived on through centuries
in various incarnations taught their profound knowledge to worthy students.
According to her, most of the Mahatmas lived in remote regions of Tibet,
Mongolia, or India, forming the Brotherhood of Adepts. Such a concept of brotherhoods exists in numerous
Helena claimed that two of the mahatmas (Koot
Hoomi Lal Singh and Morya) were the real founders of the Theosophical Society.
The Mahatmas frequently sent mysterious notes to officers of the Society
and the disciples. Also, they dictated the various material which she later
wrote into her books. A.G.H.