Rudolf Steiner on the Theosophical Society

Quotes from the founder of Anthroposophy

People keep repeating that the main things are love and compassion. Certainly  love and compassion are the main things, but it takes knowledge to make love and compassion fruitful. ... It takes just a second to say 'love'. But to acquire knowledge for the well-being and blessing of humanity requires an eternity. To become fully aware that knowledge is the foundation of all truly spiritual work - this must be the work of the Theosophical Society. It is our task to follow our founder [H.P. Blavatsky] unceasingly in a restless quest for knowledge. 
From `Spiritualism, Madame Blavatsky, and Theosophy: an eyewitness view of occult history, lectures by, Rudolf Steiner', Selected and Introduces by Christopher Bamford, p. 104
What would Theosophy's teachings be if they did not enter into every fiber of our hearts and enrich our innermost life of feeling? 
From `Spiritualism, Madame Blavatsky, and Theosophy: an eyewitness view of occult history, lectures by, Rudolf Steiner', Selected and Introduces by Christopher Bamford, p. 105
... the Theosophical Society must teach us the feeling of positivity. We must acquire an attitude that seeks, above all, to see what speaks of greatness in a human being. Then, in comparison to this greatness, all the little faults that incite criticism must fade away. 
From `Spiritualism, Madame Blavatsky, and Theosophy: an eyewitness view of occult history, lectures by, Rudolf Steiner', Selected and Introduces by Christopher Bamford, p. 106-107
All renderings of the great truths are distortions. To wait until the whole truth could be manifested would be to wait a long time. 
From `Spiritualism, Madame Blavatsky, and Theosophy: an eyewitness view of occult history, lectures by, Rudolf Steiner', Selected and Introduces by Christopher Bamford, p. 108-109
In the Theosophical Movement the danger of injury through the worship of personality and belief in authority is particularly great. We are, therefore, in a peculiar position when we celebrate a festival [White Lotus Day] dedicated to a personality [H.P. Blavatsky]. ... Personalities must be the bearers of revelation, but we must take care not to confusethe one with the other. 
From `Spiritualism, Madame Blavatsky, and Theosophy: an eyewitness view of occult history, lectures by, Rudolf Steiner', Selected and Introduces by Christopher Bamford, p. 119
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