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What is Theosophy

The real meaning of the term Theosophy is "Divine Wisdom," Theosophia or Wisdom of the gods. The word Theos means a god in Greek, one of the divine beings, certainly not "God" in the sense attached in our day to the term. Therefore, it is not "Wisdom of God," as translated by some, but Divine Wisdom such as possessed by the gods. The term is many thousands of years old. It came to us from the Alexandrian philosophers, called lovers of truth, Philalethians, from phil, "loving," and aletheia, "truth." The term Theosophy dates from the third century of our era, and began with Ammonius Saccas and his disciples, who started the Eclectic Theosophical System.

What was the aim of Theosophical system of Ammonius Saccas and that of the Modern Movement?

It was to inculcate certain great moral truths upon its disciples, and all those who were "lovers of the truth." Hence the motto adopted by the Theosophical Society: "There is no religion higher than truth." The chief aim of the Founders of the Eclectic Theosophical School was one of the three objects of its modern successor, the Theosophical Society, namely, to reconcile all religions, sects and nations under a common system of ethics, based on eternal verities.


There is no Religion Higher Than Truth - सत्यात् नास्ति परो धर्मः