Editor’s note: Ananda gave this definition of Theosophy after a meditation at an Easter Forum in Daylesford, 1 April 2002, in order to help the participants realise that ‘everything you can call a religion or philosophy we celebrate in Theosophy’.
I would like to explain what Theosophy really means. It means, as you well know, at least some of you, Divine Wisdom. It means celebrating all religions coming from the one God, the one God who sends to Earth different messengers, who work up religions to suit the temperament and the different races of humanity that have been walking on Earth for a long time.
In Theosophy we celebrate Buddhism and Hinduism and Islam and Judaism and Egyptian philosophy – everything you can call a religion or a philosophy we celebrate in Theosophy, because Theosophy encompasses all of that. We are not one religion, we are all religions. Theosophy is the Mother of all religions, making the foundation stone from ages past to all the religions and philosophies you are knowing as established, also not so much established religions on Earth.
Which is why now at this time we are going to build next to this Church an Isis Temple and for the Co-Masons to work there, for Co-Masonry and the Isis Temple go hand in hand. And down at the Inn we are opening this year already the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, for nuns and monks who are going to work and live in that energy. Different people are going to work in where they fit the best, in the energy that speaks to their hearts the most.
People are finding their place under the energy of the Deity that God has sent to Earth, because we are all so different people and we respond to all different messages and it is all so beautiful, it is all so good, it is all so right that it is so. Because you cannot press a human being into one box and say that all of humanity, so varied as we all are, belong in that box. Some of us belong in more than one place and some of us belong in all places, because we have worked in all places and we have loved in all places so much that wherever we work we feel at home.
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