- What’s your name, where are you from and how long have you been a member of the TS?
My name is Swathi and I am from India. I have been associated with Theosophy since my early childhood,.
- Are you active in your Lodge/Section and if so, what do you do?
No, at this stage I am not really active as I have been busy with my Ph.D. work
- How did you first learn about Theosophy or come in contact with the Society?
My grandparents and parents were members of the Theosophical Society and very actively involved in studies and other activities of theosophy. Being part of this family it became very obvious for me to know and also be part of theosophical activities at a very young age.
- What does Theosophy mean to you?
It’s the Light that shines on our spiritual journey, which shows us the Path and makes us understand life and beyond life better.
- What is your favorite Theosophical book and why?
I have not read many theosophical books. Out of the ones that I have read I like Science of Yoga by I. K. Taimni.
- What in your opinion is the biggest challenge the TS is facing at the moment?
The challenge is to do away with a general lack of awareness in the world about Theosophy and its teachings.
- Is there anything you would wish for the future of the Theosophical Movement?
Yes, I would wish for an activity oriented approach, involving various other groups of seekers who are unaware of Theosophy.
From the editor:
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