tktt: The Relations Of The T.S. To Political Reforms

“Enq:  The Theosophical Society is not, then, a political organization?

 
Theo:  Certainly not. It is international in the highest sense in that its members comprise men and women of all races, creeds, and forms of thought, who work together for one object, the improvement of humanity; but as a society it takes absolutely no part in any national or party politics.

 
Enq:  Why is this?

 
Theo:  Just for the reasons I have mentioned. Moreover, political action must necessarily vary with the circumstances of the time and with the idiosyncrasies of individuals.

 

While from the very nature of their position as Theosophists the members of the T.S. are agreed on the principles of Theosophy, or they would not belong to the society at all, it does not thereby follow that they agree on every other subject.

 
As a society they can only act together in matters which are common to all – that is, in Theosophy itself; as individuals, each is left perfectly free to follow out his or her particular line of political thought and action, so long as this does not conflict with Theosophical principles or hurt the Theosophical Society.”

 
H. P. Blavatsky

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