White Lotus Day (May 8) commemorates the death of Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, the primary founder of the Theosophical Society. On this day Theosophists around the world celebrate her life and work. Her teachings have some remarkable parallels with the ancient wisdom of China, particularly the Confucian BRRT principles: Brotherhood, Regularity, Reciprocity, and Trying. In her early writings, Blavatsky was less sympathetic to the work of Confucius than in her later years. She came to recognize that Confucianism has a profound system of ethics similar to Theosophy. In this program, David Bruce delivers this talk for John Algeo, who had written the lecture but was unable to make this White Lotus Day appearance due to unforeseen circumstances. 53 minutes. 2009.