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Jun 20, 2012 10:54 PM
by Ramanujachary nallanchakravarti

about the Theosophical Society

Society was founded to teach no new and easy paths to the acquisition of
âpowersâ; and that its only mission is to rekindle the torch of truth, so long
extinguished for all but the very few, and to keep that truth alive by the
formation of a fraternal union of mankind, the only soil in which the good seed
can grow. The Theosophical Society does indeed desire to promote the spiritual
growth of every individual who comes within its influence, but its methods are
those of the ancient Rishis, its tenets are those of the oldest Esotericism. 

this connection we would warn all our members, and others who are seeking
spiritual knowledge, to beware of persons offering to teach them easy methods

are indeed comparatively easy of acquirement by artificial means, but fade out
as soon as the nerve-stimulus exhausts itself. The real seership and adeptship
which is accompanied by true psychic development (lokotthara), once
reached, is never lost.

must be remembered that the Society was not founded as a nursery for a supply
of Occultistsâas a factory for the manufactory of Adepts. It was intended to
stem the current of materialism, and also that of spiritualistic phenomena that
has now begun, and not to pander to psychic cravings which are but another form
of materialism. 

[Theosophical] aims are several; but the most important of all are those which
are likely to lead to the relief of human suffering under any or every form,
moral as well as physical. And we believe the former to be far more important
than the latter. Theosophy has to inculcate ethics; it has to purify the
soul, if it would relieve the physical body, whose ailments, save cases of
accidents, are all hereditary. It is not by studying Occultism for selfish
ends, for the gratification of oneâs personal ambition, pride, or vanity, that
one can reach the goal; that of helping mankind. Nor is it by studying one
single branch of the esoteric philosophy that a man become an Occultist, but by
studying, if not mastering, them all. The function of Theosophy is to open
menâs hearts and understandings to charity, justice, and generosity, attributes
which belong specifically to the human kingdom and are natural to man when he
has developed the qualities of a human being. Theosophy teaches the animal-man
to be human; and when people have learned to think and feel as human beings
should feel and think, they will act humanely, and works of charity, justice,
and generosity will be done spontaneously by all.

--- Madame Blavatsky

Literature is for Portrayal of Philosophic Ideas.

Dr N C Ramanujachary(Srivirinchi)

Besant Gardens, The Theosophical Society, Adyar, Chennai 600 020 

Phone: 044/24913584, Mobile: 9444963584

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