The Theosophical World View
Updated: Sep 13, 2022
The TS, while reserving for each member full freedom to interpret those teachings known as Theosophy, is dedicated to preserving and realising the Ageless Wisdom, which embodies both a world view and a vision of human self-transformation. This tradition is founded upon certain fundamental propositions:
1. The universe and all that exists within it are one interrelated and interdependent whole.
2. 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.
3. 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 the 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 act of every human being.
Central to the concerns of theosophy is the desire to promote understanding and brotherhood among people of all races, nationalities , philosophies, and religions. Therefore all people are invited to participate equally in the life and work of the Society. The Theosophical Society imposes no dogmas, but points toward the source of unity beyond all differences. Devotion to truth, love for all living beings, and commitment to a life of active altruism are the marks of the true theosophist.