The Theosophical Society is not a religion, having no binding creeds or dogmas; THEREFORE it is often asked just what does the Society stand for?
The Theosophical Society is a world organization dedicated to the promotion of universal Brotherhood/Sisterhood that man may better understand himself and his place in the universe.
The Society stands for complete freedom of individual search and belief.
Its three declared objects are:
- to form a nucleus of the Universal Brotherhood/Sisterhood of Humanity with distinction of race, creed, sex, caste or colour.
- To encourage the study of comparative religion, philosophy and science.
- to investigate unexplained laws of nature and the powers latent in man.
The Theosophical Society, while reserving for each member full freedom to interpret those teachings known as Theosophy, is dedicated to preserving and realizing the ageless wisdom, which embodies, both a world view and a vision of human self-transformation.
This tradition is founded upon certain fundamental propositions. The universe and all that exists within it are one interrelated and independent whole.
- Every existent being – from atom to galaxy – is rooted in the same universal, life-creating Reality. This Reality is all-pervasive, but it can never be summed up in its parts, since it transcends all its expressions. It reveals itself in the purposeful, ordered, and meaningful processes of nature as well as in the deepest recesses of the mind and spirit.
- Recognition of the unique value of every living being expresses itself in reverence for life, compassion for all, sympathy with the need of all individuals to find truth for themselves, and respect for all religious traditions. The ways in which these ideals become realities in individual life are both the privileged choice and the responsible at of every human being.
Devotion to truth, love for all living beings, and commitment to a life of active altruism are the marks of the true seeker of Divine Wisdom.