“Enq: And you think that Theosophy would, by stepping in, help to remove these evils, under the practical and adverse conditions of our modern life?
Theo: Had we more money, and had not most of the Theosophists to work for their daily bread, I firmly believe we could.
Enq: How? Do you expect that your doctrines could ever take hold of the uneducated masses, when they are so abstruse and difficult that well-educated people can hardly understand them?
Theo: You forget one thing, which is that your much-boasted modern education is precisely that which makes it difficult for you to understand Theosophy. Your mind is so full of intellectual subtleties and preconceptions that your natural intuition and perception of the truth cannot act.
It does not require metaphysics or education to make a man understand the broad truths of Karma and Reincarnation.
Look at the millions of poor and uneducated Buddhists and Hindus, to whom Karma and reincarnation are solid realities, simply because their minds have never been cramped and distorted by being forced into an unnatural groove.
They have never had the innate human sense of justice perverted in them by being told to believe that their sins would be forgiven because another man had been put to death for their sakes.
And the Buddhists, note well, live up to their beliefs without a murmur against Karma, or what they regard as a just punishment; whereas the Christian populace neither lives up to its moral ideal, nor accepts its lot contentedly.
Hence murmuring and dissatisfaction, and the intensity of the struggle for existence in Western lands.”
H. P. Blavatsky