Dr C V Agarwal has gathered in this book interesting and useful information on the great work done by C0l0nel H.S.Olcott to help the Buddhist cause. He has emphasized that the true Buddhist and the real Theosophist are not concerned with labels, but with the welfare of humanity, for which the Lord Buddha himself toiled. To those who are dedicated to the supreme aim of freeing the human mind from its tragic ignorance and travail, superficial differences cease to be of importance.
The book relates in detail how Buddhists and Theosophists laboured in friendship to raise Buddhist ideals and teachings to a rightful place of dignity at a time when they were looked down upon under colonial rule. In the future too, the author urges, the common task of spiritual emancipation can be carried on in friendship and co-operation.