Theosophist, April, 1883
Article selection by N. Chidambarum Iyer | Note by H.P.B.
Very few of the modern Hindus—and fewer still of the so-called educated Hindus—are aware of the existence of what are called Nadi Granthams—which contain a faithful record of the lives of—to the utter amazement of the public I declare emphatically—all men: All men that ever lived, all men that are living, and all men that will come into existence! Smile note, reader, in derision of what might appear to you at first sight to be the man in the moon. Is it possible one might ask that such a work can exist—a work which can afford space for the names of all mankind?1
1. As the workings of the mighty current of Life sweeping throughout our planetary chain have been thoroughly examined by the ancient adepts, and as the number of the planetary rounds, the various races, and sub-races of humanity on each planet and the number of incarnations of every spiritual monad floating along the current of life, were long ago ascertained with mathematical precision, as already indicated in the Fragments of Occult Truth, it would not be beyond human power to bring into existence a book giving all the particulars which a Nadi Grantham is stated to furnish.—ED. [H.P.B.]