Theosophical Society

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Theosoph′ical Soci`ety

a society founded in New York in 1875 by Madame Blavatsky and others, advocating a worldwide eclectic religion based largely on Brahmanic and Buddhistic teachings.
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When Olcott first paid a visit to Lanka in order to speak against Christianity, he drew an audience of some five thousand people and inspired the creation of the Buddhist Theosophical Society (BTS), in which Hikkaduve for some time served as chairman of the monastic branch.
The Buddhist Theosophical Society opened a number of schools in different parts of in Sri Lanka for the higher education of Buddhist children.
Queen's claim that these men were Buddhist activists is based on Olcott's agitation of the British in Ceylon by offering a resistance to the colonial Christianizing of the indigenous population, and the formation of the Buddhist Theosophical Society with Madame Blavatsky.