November 17 - Theosophical Society Founders' Day
Nov 16, 2012 09:38 PM
November 17th is celebrated around the world as the Foundersâ Day. On this
day in 1875, Col Olcott delivered the inaugural address of the Theosophical
Society. Let us go back to time when TS was founded.
A key event was the visit of the one of the Inner Founders to Olcott in New
York and Olcott was told that there was a crisis and his help was needed.
Times were different and travel and living conditions were hard. Olcott had
no idea of India and the conditions there at that time. In spite of this,
he made a leap of faith and moved to India and work for the spread of
theosophy and TS. Of course his co-worker in this endeavor was H P
Blavatsky and her contribution to the introduction of the ancient wisdom to
the West need no explanation.
Today, world over if people were exposed to the tenets of theosophy which
in turn has helped them to contribute to make the world a better place, all
the credit goes to the hard work of HSO and HPB. There is a long list of
arm chair critics but when we compare the contribution and sacrifices of
the Founders, the reality sets in.
Theosophists correctly celebrate this day to remember the Founders and also
many many workers around the world who have toiled to spread theosophy. Let
us show our gratitude to all of them for bringing theosophy to us and make
our lives better and thus help better the people we deal with every day.
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