In this website we deal with a theme of the greatest importance for the well-being of humanity, which is the fact that the Universal Brotherhood is a Law in Nature, and is the only sure foundation for a true universal ethics and, as a result, for the great social institutions, fair and competent, capable of facing the great challenges that the human family faces today.

            The Universal Brotherhood is almost always seen and understood as a virtue, similar, if not equal, to pure altruism, or universal love. It is rarely seen as a Law in Nature. However, the Universal Brotherhood only becomes of decisive importance for the well-being of humanity when it is understood and seen as a Law in Nature.

            When thus understood, it is one of the most necessary knowledge to be experienced and disseminated, as we can read in the quote below, by Dr. Annie Besant, which synthesizes this aspect that we try to emphasize:

            Universal Brotherhood Is a Law in Nature, Not Only An Aspiration

            And has not Emerson taught the same lesson? Can you remember in one of those marvellous essays of his, he taught the great truth that Nature only looks cruel while we oppose her; she is our strongest helper when we join ourselves to her. For every law that crushes you when you oppose it, lifts you when you are united to it. All the force that is against you, as long as you do not follow the Law, will be on your side when you become one with it. Nature is conquered by obedience, and the divine is found in a unity of justice and love.

            Brotherhood, then, in its full meaning, is a law in nature. Stress has more than once been laid on this in our meetings, but not too much stress has thereon been laid. For it is the very object, the desire, of our work that brotherhood shall become practical in society, and it will never become practical until men understand that it is a law, and not only an aspiration. It is a common experience that when men have discovered a law of nature they no longer fight against it. They at once accomodate themselves to the new knowledge. They at once adapt themselves to the newly understood conditions, and in that very way we have preached brotherhood. And yet brotherhood is but so little known in our world.” (Annie Besant, The Spiritual Life (Vol. II), p. 160)

            At the present moment a text is being written specifically prepared for this section of the site. While this text is not finished, we ask our readers to make the necessary analogies when reading the chosen chapters of Theosophy and Universal Brotherhood, which present a synthesis of Universal Brotherhood As a Law and its importance for the advent of consistent solutions to the great world problems.

These chosen chapters as a synthesis of this subject are complete, as the whole work of which they belong, on the Anna Kingsford website. The work, as its subtitle clearly indicates, is concerned with the issues of the development of the Theosophical Society; however, it presents many of the essential aspects of this theme of Universal Brotherhood as a Law, as well as its importance, difficult to be exaggerated, for overcoming the current challenges of humanity. Here are the links to the selected chapters, for whose reading we ask again for the proper understanding and patience regarding the effort required to seek analogies with the great world problems, which go far beyond the problems of the organization whose difficult and important work the book seeks to interpret and help:


6 – THE PERENNIAL PHILOSOPHY AND THE UNIVERSAL BROTHERHOOD:
(The Essential Unity of All Humanity)

Basic Principles of the Perennial Philosophy
Universal Brotherhood in the Light of the Perennial Philosophy
Universal Brotherhood and the Welfare of Humanity
The Underlying Unity and the Law of the Universal Brotherhood

7 – THE PERENNIAL PHILOSOPHY AND THE UNIVERSAL BROTHERHOOD:
(The Diversity of the Manifested Capacities)

The Inner Constitution of Man
The Evolution of Man’s Higher Self
The Causal Body: The Only True Register of Evolution
Diversity Applied to Social Organization
The Importance of the Law of Reincarnation
Unity in the Great Religions
Diversity in the Great Religions

8 – THE PERENNIAL PHILOSOPHY AND THE UNIVERSAL BROTHERHOOD:
(The Present Level of Evolution of Humanity)

False Premises Lead to False Conclusions
The Present Evolutionary Stage of Humanity
Only a Small Minority is Egoically Mature
The Decisive Role and Responsibility of the Élites
More Quotations on the Evolutionary Level of Humanity
The Evolution of the Higher Self is a Very Slow Process

9 – WORLD PROBLEMS AND THE UNIVERSAL BROTHERHOOD:
(The Need for a Great Intellectual Reform)

Denial of the Universal Brotherhood is at the Root of the Problems
Denial of Universal Brotherhood and the Need for Reforms
Universal Laws in Opposition to a Personal God

10 – WORLD PROBLEMS AND THE UNIVERSAL BROTHERHOOD:
(Universal Brotherhood as a Law and the Dominant Ideas)

Universal Brotherhood is a Law, Not an Aspiration
Universal Brotherhood is Misunderstood even in the TS
The Lack of a General Plan Consistent with Universal Brotherhood
The Currents of Religious Thought Have Lost Ground
The Gods of Our Age are Might, Greed and Luck
Dominant Currents Today: Liberalism and Marxism

11 – WORLD PROBLEMS AND THE UNIVERSAL BROTHERHOOD:
(
Premises and Central Institutions of Liberalism)

The Fundamental Premise: Every Man is Man’s Wolf
The System of Checks and Balances (Mechanical Balance of Forces)
Current Liberal Democracy and Mass Suffrage
Egalitarianism in a Pattern of Ever Selfish Man
The Belief in the End of Ideologies
The Perennial Philosophy and Man’s View of Liberalism
Universal Brotherhood does not Imply Equality in Capacities
Without Diversity in Capacities there can be no Universal Brotherhood
The Importance of a New Organizational Model in the TS

12 – WORLD PROBLEMS AND THE UNIVERSAL BROTHERHOOD:
(Premises and Central Institutions of Marxism)

Premise: Consciousness is the Result of Material Forces
Egalitarianism in the Marxist View of Man
The Perennial Philosophy and the Premises of Marxism
A Model Without Freedom, Usually of One Party

13 – WORLD PROBLEMS AND THE UNIVERSAL BROTHERHOOD:
(Faults of the Present Political Models)

The Importance of the Models of Power Organization
The Evaluation of Political Models Depends on Universal Brotherhood
Functions of a Political System
Requirements for an Efficient Selection Process
Failure of the Liberal Model: Poor Selection of Leaders
Failure of the Liberal Model: Inherent Weakness
Failure of the Marxist Model: Lack of Freedom
Failure of the Marxist Model: Unequal Opportunities

14 – WORLD PROBLEMS AND THE UNIVERSAL BROTHERHOOD:
(Present Political Models and the Creation of Destitution)

The Vast World Problems
The Collision Course of Modernization
Impotence of Present Day Models in the Face of Modernization
The Example of the Destruction of the Amazonian Rain Forest
Origins of Underdevelopment: Colonial Exploitation
The Importance of Industrialization
The Illusions of “Free” International Competition
The Significance of “Succeeding” Internationally
The Need for a Model for the Welfare of All