(The) World in General, and Christendom Especially, As Well As Its Political and Social Systems, Has Now Proved a Failure

The world in general, and Christendom especially, left for two thousand years to the regime of a personal God, as well as its political and social systems based on that idea, has now proved a failure. If the Theosophists say: ‘We have nothing to do with all this; the lower classes and the inferior races (those of India for instance, in the conception of the British) cannot concern us and must manage as they can,’ what becomes of our fine professions of benevolence, philanthropy, reform, etc? Are these professions a mockery? And if a mockery, can ours be the true path? Shall we not devote ourselves to teaching a few Europeans, fed on the fat of the land, many of them loaded with the gifts of blind fortune, the rationale of bell-ringing, cup-growing, of the spiritual telephone and astral body formations, and leave the teeming millions of the ignorant, of the poor and despised, the lowly and the oppressed, to take care of themselves and of their hereafter as best as they know how? Never. Rather perish the Theosophical Society with both its hapless founders than that we should permit it to become an academy of magic, a hall of occultism.

(…) And it is we, the humble disciples of these perfect Lamas, who are expected to allow the T.S. to drop its noble title, that of Brotherhood of Humanity, to become a simple school of psychology. No, no, good brothers, you have been labouring under mistake too long already.” (Mahachohan, letter with His visions. In C. Jinarajadasa, editor. Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom, 1st Series, n. 1, p. 7 and p. 9; emphasis added)