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Theosophy and Buddhism by David Reigle

David Reigle

Theosophy is the modern name given by H. P. Blavatsky to what is described by her as the once universal but now hidden Wisdom-Religion, the parent source of all known religions. This original Wisdom-Religion had been preserved intact out of the reach of the many conflicting sects, who each thought that their piece of it was the only truth. Blavatsky was now entrusted by its custodians with the task of making publicly known its existence and bringing out some of its teachings. She presented it to the modern world as Theosophy. In her early writings, she referred to this Wisdom-Religion as pre-Vedic Buddhism.

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The foregoing article was written by David Reigle, and published in Fohat, A Quarterly Publication of Edmonton Theosophical Society, vol. 4, no. 1, Spring 2000, pp. 14-17, 22-23. This online edition is published by Eastern Tradition Research Institute, copyright 2004.