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The Ancient Wisdom
Annie Besant
An outline of Theosophical teachings

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

2 "It is infolded Deity that is the guarantee of humanity's final triumph; this is the hidden motive power that makes evolution at once possible and inevitable, the upward-lifting force that slowly overcomes every obstacle and every difficulty."

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

4 "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."

5 "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."

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

7 "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."

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

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

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

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

12 "God is immanent in every atom, all-pervading, all-sustaining, all-evolving; He is its source and its end, its cause and its object, its centre and circumference; it is built on Him as its sure foundation, it breathes in Him as its encircling space; He is in everything and everything in Him."

13 "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

14 "Man is a dignified, immortal being, evolving towards a divinely glorious end."

15 "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."

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

17 "The consciousness of this inner unity, the recognition of the One Self dwelling equally in all, is the one sure foundation of Brotherhood."

18 "The eternal Existence is proclaimed in the Chhandogyopanishad as 'One only, without a second.'"

19 "Until man has found the real Self, his own unreality makes him subject to illusions."

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

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

22 "All are One and are knotted in One, nor are they separated one from another." The Zohar

23 "We are one in our origin, one in the method of our evolution, one in our goal."

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

25 "The One Self is in all."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite