All Can Be Wise in the Local Questions, But that Does Not Happen in the Case of National and International Questions

“A peasant may be wise in the concerns of his village, but his opinion on complex international situations is not likely to be illuminative. He should have a voice on the one, not on the other.” (Annie Besant. The Ideals of Theosophy, p. 25)

(The) Communist Party Developed a Pyramidal Structure of Remarkable Organizational Efficiency: We May Regret the Application of the Tool, But We Have to Admire Its Technical Perfection

“We may think many things of the Communist Party: but we must recognize that the mechanisms it developed are of remarkable efficiency, and that we cannot deny them a democratic character, due to their constant care in keeping in touch with the bases, and of always ‘listening to the masses.’ (…) The strength of the… Read more

Esoteric Truths Are of the Highest Spiritual Importance, at Once Profound and Practical: They Have to Prove Both Destructive and Constructive

“The truths and mysteries of occultism constitute, indeed, a body of the highest spiritual importance, at once profound and practical for the world at large. Yet, it is not as a mere addition to the tangled mass of theory or speculation in the world of science that they are being given to you, but for… Read more

Exoteric Creeds Generate Opression. It Is Esoteric Philosophy Alone that Can Bring Mediate State and Lead to the Alleviation of Suffering

“Under the dominion and sway of exoteric creeds, the grotesque and tortured shadows of Theosophical realities, there must ever be the same oppression of the weak and the poor and the same typhonic struggle of the wealthy and the might among themselves … It is esoteric philosophy alone, the spiritual and psychic blending of man… Read more

Faith That Is Without Understanding Is Credulity

“True it is ‘faith that saves,’ but the faith that is without understanding is not faith, but credulity.” (Edward Maitland. Selected Texts, Quotes and Glossary)

Fetish of Mass Suffrage Without Any Qualification Whatsoever

“Undoubtedly each man is competent in his own sphere, to say what he wants for his town or village and who will serve it best among those he knows. But when it comes to a question of deciding intricate issues of national and international import, it is but common sense that only those should exercise… Read more

Francis Bacon on the Need of New Untried Means to Perform Things That Have Never Yet Been Performed

“It would be madness, and inconsistency, to suppose that things which have never yet been performed, can be performed without employing some hitherto untried means.” (Francis Bacon. Aphorisms from the Novum Organum – 1620)

(The) Fundamental Principles of Humanitarianism

“As a doctrine, or as a social-political philosophy, Humanitarianism is based on five great and simple principles, the importance of which we have tried to demonstrate in the preceding chapters. Below we have these fundamental principles: 1 – All human beings constitute an UNIVERSAL BROTHERHOOD. 2 – All human beings have the same origin and… Read more

Great Mission of True Altruism (Theosophy): Working Out of Clear Ethic Ideas and Duties, and Modelling of Their Institutions

“The problem of true Altruism (Theosophy or Divine Wisdom) and its great mission is the working out of clear, unequivocal conceptions of ethic ideas and duties which would satisfy most and best the altruistic and right feelings in us; and the modelling of these conceptions for their adaptation into such forms of daily life where… Read more

How to Find the Best Is the Problem: To Solve It You Must Realise the Hopelessness of the Present Line of Ruling

“Now our ideal of Brotherhood applied to Government claims for the wise and not for the ignorant (…) how to find the best? The Ideal is that the best should rule; but how to find them, that is the problem. Every one of us who studies must try to solve this problem, and the suggestions… Read more