1) …..Our Society was established to bring together people as searchers after truth, independent thinkers, one having no right to force his opinion on the other: or meddle in his religious view.
2) ….A group or branch, however small, cannot be a theosophical Society—unless all the members in it are magnetically bound to each other, by the same way of thinking at least in some one direction;
3)…..I have sent Vol I of the S.D. to Adyar and am now on Vol. II−the Archaic. This alone with the new information in it will be more than you will be able to digest in 25 years with the explanations promised−if you succeed in forming a Society of your own, faithful to the original programme and doctrine and the Masters, or their teaching.
from The Letters of H.P. Blavatsky to A.P. Sinnett, edited by A.T. Barker.