professor rinpoche on the enduring significance of the theosophical society
If the TS had not come into being, the history of spiritual tradition, particularly in the Asian continent, would have been very different …
To be born as a human being is a most precious privilege, because in this life we have the potential to achieve liberation and enlightenment. But congenial conditions are required for the spiritual mind to grow, and for all mental impurities first to sub side, and eventually to be eradicated. If throughout life one were bereft of spiritual stimulation and consistently encountered the powerful stimuli of negative emotions, the opportunity for transformation would be totally denied.
His Eminence Professor Samdhong Rinpoche is former Director of the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, Sarnath, Varanasi, and life member of the Theosophical Society.
Download the full address, given on the occasion of the inauguration of Radha Burnier’s 4th term of office as President of the Theosophical Society in 2001, reprinted in the April 2021 edition of The Theosophist.