The basic ideas are:
Theosophy offers a philosophy which renders life intelligible and demonstrates the inviolable nature of the laws which govern its evolution.
The Society is composed of individuals united by their approval of is objectives, by their determination to promote brotherhood and to foster religious and racial tolerance.
The bond of union with people is the common thought of Theosophy, maintaining that the Divine Wisdom cannot be limited.
Since Universal Brotherhood/Sisterhood and the Wisdom are undefined and unlimited, and since there is complete freedom for each and every member of the Society in thought and action, the Society seeks ever to maintain its own distinctive and unique character by remaining free of affiliation or identification with any other organization.
No teacher or writer from H. P. Blavatsky on wards, has any authority to impose their teachings or opinions on members.