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Early Theosophy was too Oriental and imposed unnecessary strain on the Western student by confronting him with numerous subtle and difficult Sanskrit words. Today we must thoroughly Westernize it. It must not seem merely a revival of some Asiatic religion such as Buddhism and Hinduism. These ancient religions are not suited in their entirety to modern needs. We may get valuable help from them in patches, but in patches alone.

-- Notebooks Category 15: The Orient > Chapter 7: Related Entries > # 9

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