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The Secret Doctrine
Helena P. Blavatsky

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

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

3 "One is the One and All."

4 "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'

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

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

7 "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."

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

9 "Nature implants in man as well as in every beast a passionate, inherent, and instinctive desire for freedom and self-guidance."

10 "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."

11 "The spirit of Nature is a unity, creating and forming everything." Johannes Tritheim, Abbot of Spanheim and Kabalist

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

13 "The Circle is the Thought; the diameter (or the line) is the Word; and their union is Life."

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

15 "No manifested thing can be thought of except as part of a larger whole: the total aggregate being the One manifested Universe."

16 "There is a harmony of numbers in all nature; in the force of gravity, in the planetary movements, in the laws of heat, light, electricity, and chemical affinity, in the forms of animals and plants, in the perception of the mind." 'Medical Review', July 1844

17 "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."

18 "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."

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

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

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

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

23 "All that lives and breathes evolves from the emanations of the One."

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

25 "The Eternal Mind diffused through all the parts of nature actuates the whole stupendous frame and mingles with the vast body of the universe." Virgil

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite