The concepts of Motherhood and Brotherhood cannot reasonably argued with.They pre-date Theosophy by thousands of years. But just preaching about brotherhood without the spiritual teachings in place is like telling your fireplace to get warm, without putting in the wood and lighting it.If 19th century materialistic thinking was allowed to continue on the way it was going, unchecked by the spiritual revelations brought forward by H.P.B., there would have been dire consequences for Humanity as a whole. These thoughts worked homeopathically as a salve, which helped herald in a new era.
H.P.B.'s memorandum of this talk with the Master is at Adyar.Foreword in Letters from the Masters of Wisdom, second series, C. Jinarajadasa T.P.H. Adyar 1925It was with these concerns that H.P.B. later formed the Esoteric Section."Colonel Olcott thought of the Society as an organisation for developing brotherhood and religious tolerance. H.P.B. thought of it not in that light alone, but also as a recruiting camp for Chelas who, after occult training,would carry on the work from generation to generation..... " This divergence in objective became most marked after the Couloumb attack in 1884. Colonel Olcott almost went out of his way to ignore the occult basis of the society; so far did he go that, about 1888, the Master K.H.told H.P.B. that "the Society has liberated itself from our grasp and influence and we have let it go- we make no unwilling slaves. He says he has saved it? He has saved its body, but he allowed through fear its soul to escape; it is now a soulless corpse, a machine run so far well enough,but will fall to pieces when he is gone. Out of the three objects the second alone is attended to, but it is no longer either a brotherhood, nor a body over the face of which broods the spirit from beyond the Great Range. His kindness and love of peace are great and truly Gautamic in their spirit; but he has misapplied that kindness."