<<< 1. > : The difficulty of giving one the Wisdom Religion is dealt with by H. P. B. in the Secret Doctrine as follows: ...>>>
All very good points, Morten.
<<< H. P. B. says:
"I speak with 'absolute certainty' only so far as my own personal belief is concerned. Those who have not the same warrant for their belief as I have would be very credulous and foolish to accept it on blind faith... What I do believe in is:
The unbroken oral tradition revealed by living divine men during the infancy of mankind to the elect among men. That it has reached us unaltered.
That the Masters are thoroughly versed in the science based on such uninterrupted teaching." - Lucifer, Vol. V, p. 157. >>>>>
The above quote is exactly on the topic recently under so much discussion by our fellow historians. It pretty much summarizes the Theosophical position as to the ancientness of the teachings. However, everyone really does need to note HPB's use of "belief" and "believe" in the above quote because, as I have been saying, faith is necessary in order to believe in any kind of an "uninterrupted teachings" - there is simply no proof for or against.