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Cartea lui Dzyan: A Mysterious and Controversial Book of Tibetan Origin




The Book of Dzyan (comprising the Stanzas of Dzyan) is a reputedly ancient text of Tibetan origin. The Stanzas formed the basis for The Secret Doctrine (1888), one of the foundational works of the theosophical movement, by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky. The book has influenced writers in the ancient astronaut, occult and UFO communities. [1]


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However, historians and skeptics have dismissed the Book of Dzyan as a hoax and have accused Blavatsky of plagiarism. [1] [2] [3] [4] In this article, we will explore the origins, claims and criticisms of this mysterious and controversial book.


Origins and Claims




Blavatsky claimed to have seen a manuscript of the Book of Dzyan while studying esoteric lore in Tibet. She claimed this and other ancient manuscripts were safeguarded from profane eyes by the initiates of an Occult Brotherhood. The work had originally, according to Blavatsky, been written in the sacred language of Senzar, a language unknown to philology. [3]


She wrote:


This first installment of the esoteric doctrines is based upon Stanzas, which are the records of a people unknown to ethnology; it is claimed that they are written in a tongue absent from the nomenclature of languages and dialects with which philology is acquainted; they are said to emanate from a source (Occultism) repudiated by science; and, finally, they are offered through an agency, incessantly discredited before the world by all those who hate unwelcome truths, or have some special hobby of their own to defend. Therefore, the rejection of these teachings may be expected, and must be accepted beforehand. No one styling himself a "scholar," in whatever department of exact science, will be permitted to regard these teachings seriously. [5]


In 1909, Theosophist Charles Webster Leadbeater stated that the Book of Dzyan possesses occult qualities:


It appears to be very highly magnetized, for as soon as a man takes a page into his hand he sees passing before his eyes a vision of the events which it is intended to portray, while at the same time he seems to hear a sort of rhythmic description of them in his own language, so far as that language will convey the ideas involved. Its pages contain no words whatever nothing but symbols. [6]


Others have been skeptical. Max Müller is reported to have said that in this matter she was either a remarkable forger or that she has made the most valuable gift to archeological research in the Orient. [7]


The Book of Dzyan and the Buddhist Tantras




In other references Blavatsky claimed the Book of Dzyan belonged to a group of Tibetan esoteric writings known as the Books of Kiu-Te. Blavatsky wrote before a standard transcription of Tibetan into the Latin alphabet had been agreed upon; it took David Reigle some time to establish that she was referring to what modern scholars write as rGyud-sde (gyü de, section of tantras) parts of a voluminous Buddhist corpus commonly referred to as the Tantras. [8]


Other researchers have suggested a source in Chinese Taoism or Jewish Kabbalah.


Criticisms and Controversies




The Book of Dzyan has been criticized for its lack of historical and linguistic evidence, its plagiarism from other sources, and its dubious claims to occult knowledge.



  • Lack of historical and linguistic evidence: No manuscript or original source for the Book of Dzyan has ever been produced or verified. The language of Senzar is also unknown to any scholar or linguist. Blavatsky's claim that she saw the manuscript in Tibet is also unsubstantiated and contradicted by her own accounts. [2] [3] [4]



Plagiarism from other sources: Blavatsky has been accused of copying or paraphrasing from various sources, such as Hindu scriptures, Buddhist texts, Greek philosophy, Egyptian mythology, and modern science. Some examples are: [2] [3] [4]


  • The first stanza of the Book of Dzyan is almost identical to the opening verse of the Hindu Rig Veda.



  • The concept of seven rounds of evolution on seven planets is derived from the Hindu doctrine of seven lokas (worlds) and seven talas (hells).



  • The idea of a primordial sound or word that creates the universe is borrowed from the Hindu concept of Om or the Greek concept of Logos.



  • The description of the four races of humanity is based on the Buddhist classification of four yugas (ages) and four varnas (castes).



  • The notion of a hidden wisdom or gnosis that can be attained by initiates is influenced by the Gnostic and Hermetic traditions.



  • The cosmological and geological theories are taken from contemporary scientific works, such as those by Charles Darwin, Thomas Huxley, and William Crookes.





  • Dubious claims to occult knowledge: Blavatsky and her followers have claimed that the Book of Dzyan reveals the secrets of the origin, history, and destiny of humanity and the universe. They have also claimed that the book contains prophecies, mysteries, and esoteric teachings that can only be understood by adepts or initiates. However, these claims have been challenged by critics who argue that the book is full of contradictions, errors, and absurdities. [2] [3] [4]




Some examples are: [2] [3] [4]



  • The book states that the earth was once a part of the sun, and that it will return to it in the future.



  • The book asserts that there were once giant animals and plants on earth, such as mammoths, dinosaurs, and ferns.



  • The book claims that there were once four races of humanity: the ethereal, the hyperborean, the lemurian, and the atlantean. Each race had different physical and psychic characteristics, such as being able to fly, breathe underwater, or communicate telepathically.



  • The book predicts that there will be a fifth race of humanity, called the aryan, which will be superior to all previous races. The book also foretells that there will be a sixth and seventh race in the future.



  • The book teaches that there are seven planes of existence, each with its own laws and inhabitants. The book also describes various beings and entities that dwell on these planes, such as gods, angels, demons, elementals, and spirits.



  • The book explains that there are seven principles or components that make up a human being: the physical body, the vital force, the astral body, the animal soul, the human soul, the spiritual soul, and the divine spark. The book also outlines various methods and practices for developing and harmonizing these principles.




Conclusion




The Book of Dzyan is a fascinating and controversial work that has inspired many seekers and writers in various fields. However, it has also been criticized for its lack of authenticity, originality, and accuracy. Whether it is a genuine ancient text or a modern hoax, it remains a source of intrigue and debate among scholars and enthusiasts alike.


References





  • [Book of Dzyan - Wikipedia]



  • [The Book Of Dzyan - A Hoax? - Skeptoid]



  • [The Book Of Dzyan - A Critical Study - David Pratt]



  • [The Book Of Dzyan - An Analysis - William Emmette Coleman]



  • [The Secret Doctrine - Helena Petrovna Blavatsky]



  • [The Inner Life - Charles Webster Leadbeater]



  • [Theosophy: A Modern Revival Of Ancient Wisdom - Alvin Boyd Kuhn]



  • [Blavatsky's Secret Books - David Reigle]




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