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The Secret Doctrine
Helena P. Blavatsky

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

2 "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

3 "Wise is he who holds to the golden mid-point, who believes in the eternal justice of things."

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

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

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

7 "All things and all living beings have originated from one common source."

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

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

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

11 "The operations of the two contraries produce harmony, like the centripetal and centrifugal forces, which are necessary to each other – mutually interdependent – in order that both should live."

12 "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."

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

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

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 "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'

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

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

20 "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."

21 "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."

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

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

24 "There is one eternal Law in nature, one that always tends to adjust contraries and to produce final harmony."

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

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite