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The Secret Doctrine
Helena P. Blavatsky

1 "As a spider throws out and retracts its web, as herbs spring up in the ground….so is the Universe derived from the undecaying One." Mandukya Upanishad

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

3 "The One gives life to the whole Kosmos."

4 "This world is Brahma in Brahma, from Brahma….nothing further to be known." Vishnu Purana

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

6 "From one Soul, that of All, spring all the Souls, which spread themselves as if purposely distributed through the world." Stobaeus (ca. 5th century), Greek compiler of ancient fragments, 'Eclogae Physicae et Ethicae'

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

8 "Every speck and atom are in harmony with their fellow atoms, and these with the whole."

9 "The mighty One rules all things….and ordains the eternal laws that govern the world." Nordic Scrolls of Wisdom

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

11 "There are no ancient symbols without a deep and philosophical meaning attached to them."

12 "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'

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

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

15 "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."

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

17 "Being is an endless cycle within the one absolute eternity, wherein move numberless inner cycles."

18 "Every monad reflects every other. Every monad is a living mirror of the Universe within its own sphere."

19 "The manifested Universe reflects itself in each of its Monads, as Leibnitz put it."

20 "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."

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

22 "One is the One and All."

23 "A body may be considered divorced from its relations with other bodies…only conceptually. In fact, it can never be so detached: death itself being unable to detach it from its relation with the Univbersal forces, of which the one Force of Life is the synthesis."

24 "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."

25 "The Law for the birth, growth, and decay of everything in Cosmos, from the sun to the glow-worm in the grass, is One."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite