GUWAHATI, March 30 � �The misguided and conflict-ridden human society could seek redemption from the prevailing frustration and confusion only by translating into action the great teachings of prophets of all religions and great teachers of mankind across the centuries.�
This observation was made by Dr Chittaranjan Satapathy, international vice-president of the Theosophical Society while addressing a meeting of the Panjabari Theosophical Lodge under the Assam Theosophical Federation on Friday last.
Speaking on the subject �Theosophy and Theosophical Order of Service�, Dr Satapathy recalled the pioneering contributions made by Dr Annie Besant in building and expanding theosophical order of service as a world organisation.
Dr Satapathy observed that theosophy basically highlights the importance of the idea of universal brotherhood of mankind and the cardinal truths inherent in all religions.
JN Patowary, president, Assam State Theosophical Order of Service, in his welcome address, dwelt at length on the aims and objectives of theosophical order of service while Anil Kumar Baruah, secretary, Theosophical Federation of Assam, explained the objectives of the theosophical society and the cardinal principles of theosophical order of service.
DN Chakravartty, president, Assam Theosophical Federation, in his speech, said that while man could never attain perfection, yet through service and love towards humanity one could aspire to be a better human being.
A branch of the Theosophical Order of Service was launched at the meeting with Hiralal Bora as convenor. Schoolbags and uniforms were distributed from the Assam Theosophical Federation to over 30 meritorious students belonging to economically-challenged background.
Raghunath Choudhury also addressed the meeting. Dr Chandraprabha Bhuyan, joint secretary of the Assam Theosophical Federation, offered the vote of thanks.