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The Common Foundation of All Religions by H.S. Olcott

The Common Foundation of All Religions by H.S. Olcott is a 13 page lecture held in Madras India in 1982 by H.S. Olcott. religions, It describes the core but most important the foundation of Theosophy. This text was published in 1918 by Theosophical Publishing House, Adyar, Chennai [Madras] India and The Theosophist Office, Adyar, Madras. India. From the book: Religion is – according to Mr Herbert Spencer – “a great (I should say the greatest) reality and a great truth – nothing less than an essential and indestructible element of human nature”. He holds that the religious institutions of the world represent a genuine and universal feeling in the race just as really as any other institution. The accessory superstitions which have overgrown and perverted the religious. sentiment must not be confounded with the religious sentiment itself. That this is done is a mischievous mistake, alike of religionists and anti-religionists. Science in clearing away these excrescences brings us always nearer the underlying truth, and is therefore the handmaid and friend of true religion. The substratum of truth is the one broad plateau of rock upon which the world’s theological superstructures are reared. It is – as the title of our lecture puts it – “the common foundation of all religions”.
Language title : The Common Foundation of All Religions by H.S. Olcott
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Category : Books
Sub Category : Sahitya - Literature
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Language : English
No. of Pages : 13


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