The Theosophical Society-the omniscience of a divine being
The Theosophical society located at Adyar, is a part of the Theosophical Society founded by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, Henry Steel Olcott, William Quan Judge in the year 1875 in New York. Its headquarters was later moved from New York to Adyar (Chennai) in 1886. Precisely, it is located inside the Theosophical Society Garden, which is also known as the “Huddleston Gardens”. The garden is rich in Flora and Fauna, with its famous 450year old banyan tree, whose roots roughly cover an area of 40,000 sq feet.
The society’s idea was to attain wisdom in order to recognize the Godliness. The founders were radical in their thinking and they wanted an amalgamation of religious and scientific material from many cultures in their concepts.
Their main intentions were:
- To realise oneness of the Universal Brotherhood of Humanity, without differentiation of race, creed, sex, caste or colour.
- To encourage the study of Comparative Religion, Philosophy and Science.
- To investigate mysterious laws of Nature and the powers concealed in man.
The society conducted various researches on Hindu religious thoughts, translated and published religious books of Hinduism. It established the eminence of the Hindu metaphysical doctrines and created a national pride in the minds of educated Indian youths, which progressed to the modern concept of nationalism.
The ideologies of this society instigated other religions like Muslims and Sikhs. The Muslim community spread their ideas through the Ahmadiya Movement and the Sikh minority created “The Chief Khalsa Diwan” as a central association in order to purify their lives.
On the whole, we can understand that the Theosophical society has brought reformations in the outdated society and transformations in the lives of people and in their ideas.
BY Justin David