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The Secret Doctrine
Helena P. Blavatsky

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

2 "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

3 "One is the One and All."

4 "God is the Architect of the Universe."

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

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

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

8 "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."

9 "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'

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

11 "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'

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

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

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

15 "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

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

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

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

19 "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."

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

21 "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."

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

23 "The whole Cosmos must necessarily exist in the One Source of energy from which this light emanates."

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

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

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