EDITOR’S NOTE TO “THE HINDU SABHA”
[The Theosophist, Vol. II, No. 10, Supplement, July, 1881]
[The President of the Hindu Sabha, A. Sankariah, published in his Journal an appeal to its members to give special attention to the objects of the Association. He says in part: “Our definition of Hindu is one who respects the Rishis of India and loves the nation devoted to them . . . every educated Hindu should acquire as much proficiency as is possible for him in the Vyasiyam. . . . Yet still after publication of eight numbers of the Journal, we have to confront the anomaly of Hindus wishing to know what is the Vyasiyam and who is a Hindu.”]
Our esteemed Brother seems to wonder that “after the publication of eight numbers of the journal he, the Editor, has “to confront the anomaly of Hindus wishing to know what is the Vyasiyam and who is a Hindu.” His surprise may cool, perhaps, when we have told him, that after six years of the Theosophical Society’s existence, and after the publication of twenty-one numbers of The Theosophist
journal, full of the objects and aims of its Society, we encounter nearly daily the “anomaly” of its Members and Fellows wishing to know “what is Theosophy” and “who or what is a Theosophist”! Some of them, we find, laboured under the extraordinary impression that no sooner were they initiated than they would find themselves able to cross the astride on a cloud, converse with the “UNKNOWABLE” face to face, or—secure at once an appointment for High Court Judgeship! . . .