To reach Nirvana one must reach self-knowledge and self-knowledge is of loving deeds the child.
H. P. Blavatsky "The Voice of the Silence"
Madame H. P. Blavatsky in whose honour this Lecture has been instituted was, in the words of her teachers, 'a woman of most exceptional and wonderful endowments.' She was gifted not only with what would appear as endowments in the eyes of the world, that is with artistic capacities and intellectual brilliance of an outstanding nature, but also with penetrative perception seeing through to the hidden truths of nature and of life. In homage and gratitude to her, we shall seek here to understand the problem of human bondage and deliverance, a problem over which she has cast much light but which each individual has to understand and unravel through his own exertion, aided though he may be by wiser guides.