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The Secret Doctrine
Helena P. Blavatsky

1 "That which in modern phraseology is referred to as Spirit and Matter, is ONE in eternity as the perpetual cause, and it is…all that is, was, or will be, all that the imagination of man is capable of conceiving."

2 "The radical unity of the ultimate essence of each constituent part of compounds in Nature – from Star to mineral to Atom, from the highest to the smallest, in the fullest acceptation of the term, and whether applied to the spiritual, intellectual, or physical worlds – this is the one fundamental law."

3 "Every one is a living mirror of the universe, every monad reflecting every other."

4 "The future, like the past, is ever alive in the present."

5 "The only palliative to the evils of life is union and harmony – a Brotherhood in action, and altrusism not simply in name."

6 "Time and Space are forms of the One incognizable Deity."

7 "That which is neither Spirit nor matter – that is It – the Causeless Cause of Spirit and Matter, which are the Cause of Kosmos. And That we call the One Life or the Intra-Cosmic Breath."

8 "The Past time is the Present time, as also the Future, which, though it has not come into existence, still is." 'Book of the 10,000 Precepts'

9 "The unity and mutual relations of all parts of Kosmos were known to the ancients, before they became evident to modern astronomers and philosophers."

10 "The 'Ideal Forms' are the archetypal or formative ideas…the eternal and subjective concepts of things subsisting in the divine mind prior to becoming."

11 "There is but one Absolute basis, from, on, and in which are built the countless basic centres on which proceed the Universal, cyclic, and individual Evolutions."

12 "The first principles in Hindu religious philosophy is 'Unity in diversity.'" Colonel Vans Kennedy

13 "The opposite poles…are but aspects of the One Unity in which they are synthesized."

14 "Every one of the higher, as of the lower worlds, is interblended with our own objective world; millions of things and beings are, in point of localization, around us and IN us, as we are around, with, and in them; it is no metaphysical figure of speech, but a sober fact in Nature, however incomprehensible to our senses."

15 "There can only be….One eternal ever present Cause."

16 "The one divine Principle, the nameless That of the Vedas, is the universal Total."

17 "Mankind, collectively and individually, is, with all manifested nature, the vehicle of the breath of the One Universal Principle."

18 "The one Universal Light is ever existent." Chaldean Book of Numbers

19 "Brahma and the universe form one Being, each particle of which is in its essence Brahma himself, who proceeded out of himself."

20 "From the One Life formless and uncreate, proceeds the Universe of lives."

21 "From the remotest times the Universal Soul or 'anima mundi', the material reflection of the Immateral Ideal, was the Source of Life of all beings."

22 "God (the Universal Spirit) objectivises himself as Nature, and again rises out of it." Hegel

23 "There is but One Universal Element, which is infinite, unborn, and undying, and all the rest – as in the world of phenomena – are but so many various differentiated aspects and transformations of that One, from cosmical down to microcosmical effects, from super-human to human and sub-human beings, the totality, in short, of objective existence."

24 "The whole world has been pervaded by the energy of the deity." Vishnu Purana

25 "Brahma is in every atom of the universe."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite