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The Ancient Wisdom
Annie Besant
An outline of Theosophical teachings

1 "The human soul is the image of the Universal Mind."

2 "All things live in rhythmical vibrations, all seek the harmonious and are repelled by dissonance."

3 "Symbolically, in the infinite ocean of light, with centre everywhere and with circumference nowhere, there arises a full-orbed sphere of living light, a Logos, and the surface of the sphere is His will to limit Himself that He may become manifest, His veil in which He incloses Himself that within it a universe may take form."

4 "Man remains forever free at the centre."

5 "The One is the perfect chord of Being, of infinite melodious concords, all turned to a single note, in which Life and Wisdom and Bliss are blended into one keynote of Existence."

6 "Those who learn the truth about their own nature become free."

7 "One nourishes many sides, thus All is One." The Zohar, Isaac Myer's translation

8 "Strength and calm and wisdom come to those who behold with opened eyes the glory of the Good Law."

9 "As a magnet has its magnetic field, an area within which all its forces play, larger or smaller according to its strength, so has every man a field of influence within which play the forces he emits, and these forces work in curves that return to their forthsender, that re-enter the centre whence they emerged."

10 "The life of the Logos abiding in each form is its central, controlling, and directing energy."

11 "The one who is wise by love rises above all petty differences, and sees all drawing their life from the one source, all as part of his family."

12 "Life is one; happy they who see its presence, and make themselves the channels of its living force."

13 "The Self is a living beam of the one Light and Life of the universe."

14 "The One underlies all the diversities of external nature."

15 "Nothing is real but the one Life that we seek for and love unconsciously under its many veils."

16 "Nothing can exist in which the Deity is not immanent…the Soul is present in the divine Idea."

17 "Light everywhere meets with light; since everything contains all things in itself and again sees all things in another. So that all things are everywhere and all is all. Each thing likewise is everything." Plotinus, quoted in G. R. S. Mead's introduction to Taylor's 'Plotinus'

18 "Man in his inner Self is one with the Self of the universe."

19 "This Self is the One, and hence is spoken of as the Monad, and this Monad is the outbreathed life of the Logos, containing within itself germinally, or in a state of latency, all the divine powers and attributes."

20 "The Founders of the great religions are members of the one Brotherhood."

21 "The one Breath of the whole universe, I know that mighty Spirit, the shining sun beyond the darkness….I know Him the unfading, the ancient, the Soul of all, omnipresent by His nature." Shvetash-vataropanishad, iii, 8, 21

22 "The one Life takes on countless limitations, each right in its own place and time."

23 "Life is one, it streams out perpetually as the free outpouring of the love of the Logos."

24 "To those who are good to me I am good; and to those who are not good to me I am also good; and thus all get to be good." Tao The Ching

25 "Pure love brought the universe into being, pure love maintains it, pure love draws it upwards towards perfection, towards bliss."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite