Theosophy and the Upanishads
The very essence of Theosophy (Divine Wisdom or Brahmavidya), in so far as it is possible to be expressed by words, can be found in the Upanishads. For example, identity of the nature of the universal Self and the particular Self, a central concept in Theosophy, is beautifully expressed in the Upanishadic Mahavakya (Great Saying) ‘Tat Twam Asi, That thou art’. In this session of the School of the Wisdom, the participants will look at the lofty philosophical thoughts contained in the wondrous teachings of Theosophy and the Upanishads, and examine how the same can be applied in daily life.
1. Theosophic Life and the Three Gems of Theosophy by Annie Besant, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, and Mabel Collins, TPH Adyar, 2016.
2. The Upanishads by Juan Mascaro, Penguin Books, 1994.
3. The Wisdom of the Upanishads by Annie Besant, TPH Adyar, 2012.
4. Wisdom of the Rishis by Sri M, Magneta Press, 2012.
Dr Chittaranjan Satapathy, International Vice President of the Theosophical Society, has an abiding interest in Theosophy and in the Upanishadic teachings. He has spoken at various theosophical centres in India and abroad and his articles have appeared in different theosophical journals.