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(Also spelled Kiu Ti). A collection of Tibetan esoteric and exoteric teachings from which The Secret Doctrine of Helena P. Blavatsky was based. Blavatsky wrote that there are thirty-five exoteric volumes of Kiu-te which can be found in the libraries of many Tibetan monasteries, as well as fourteen books of commentaries and annotations by initiated Teachers, which contain a summary of esoteric sciences. The latter are said to be kept in secret by the Teshu Lama of Shigatse. She states that the books have been edited within the last thousand years, but the esoteric commentaries are of untold antiquity. Part of the books are the Stanzas of Dzyan from which The Secret Doctrine was derived. Blavatsky wrote that the Stanzas form the first volume of the Commentaries upon the seven secret folios of Kiu-te (CW XIV:422). The books are in turn derived from another very old book, from which even the Kabbalistic Siphrah Dzeniouta was compiled (SD I: xlii).
Recent scholars, particularly H. J. Spierenburg and David Reigle, have identified the Book of Kiu-ti to be the Tibetan Buddhist Tantras, known in Tibetan as rGyud-sde. This was written as Kiu-ti by the Capuchin monk Horace della Penna, who sneered at some of the contents of the books. It is part of the Tanjur texts of Tibetan Buddhism, which contains the inner teachings, and includes the Tantras. Reigle thinks that the Book of Dzyan is perhaps the Mahācakra Tantra, which cannot be located.
Throughout her writings, Blavatsky cites passages from the Book of Kiu-ti. One such example is the list of qualifications of disciples or regular chelas contained in Book IV on the Laws of Upasans:
The Mahatma Koot Hoomi wrote that
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