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Lectures on Ancient Philosophy
Manly P. Hall

1 "Man, gazing into the eyes of man, beholds therein his Maker. His Creator sings to him with the voice of the wilderness, and descends upon him from the stars that spangle the heavens by night."

2 “The great work of primitive Buddhism was to emphasize the fundamental unity of life through the doctrine of the One Universal Self.”

3 “It is predestined that the Golden Age shall come again; that men shall live together in love and understanding, and the earth shall become once more a garden of surpassing beauty as it was in the beginning.”

4 “Roundness partakes of the nature of wholeness because the circle or sphere (like wholeness) is without beginning or end. To think in round terms may be interpreted to mean keeping the mentality upon the level of greatest inclusiveness, ever striving to attain fuller inclusiveness.”

5 "The Beautiful is an eternal flow; it is the One in motion."

6 “When we adore the God of harmony, we shall know the inner mystery of life.”

7 “Humanity is the microcosm, or little universe – the miniature creation in whose composite nature are epitomized the varius orders of life.”

8 "The sum of all individual minds is the one Universal Mind, so that in the last analysis, gods, men, and worlds are each fragments of the whole."

9 “Every human soul is innately divine.”

10 “To Be is to be immortal, for that which has been can never utterly cease.”

11 “The One Supreme Power manifesting throughout the cosmic organism should be considered as manifesting through all created things.”

12 “All things are one in reality and in essence.”

13 “If learning does not teach us to love, we learn without understanding.”

14 "Mankind may be considered as a vast organism with one Spirit or Self manifesting through an infinite number of organisms."

15 “Good continually inclines toward unity or wholeness.”

16 "Until we are everything that we in our ignorance believe surrounds us, there is no complete consciousness. We may study the star intellectually, but we have never attained consciousness until we are the star, the stone, the heavens, and the earth. When our consciousness is perfect we extend from the heights of height to the depths of depth; we permeate the whole nature of existence; we are in everything, we are through everything, we are the whole nature of everything."

17 “In the midst of this ever-changing scene is an intangible but all-pervading and inclusive permanence – the divine Reality, the Self, the perfect Wholeness.”

18 “Perfect rhythms stream continually from the splendor of Abiding Destiny.”

19 “For this age we must have a doctrine of synthesis, a code actuated and dominated by the spirit of unification.”

20 "Unborn and undying, the Self is neither old nor young. Its condition never changes; for though all things pass away, it endures. It is wholeness."

21 "The glorious Universal Self is the One who is in all, the All which is in each."

22 “Let us look at the world through the eyes of those dreamers who have dared to believe that the good in human nature would ultimately blossom forth and regenerate the entire social system.”

23 “The establishment of the mind in wholes (unities) is essential to right thinking.”

24 "The rational soul is necessarily unselfish because it conceives self to be distributed throughout the entire substance of Being."

25 "We are destined by Eternal Providence to become the fullness of ourselves….we shall find perfection in the consummation of the destiny for which we were first conceived."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite