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The Secret Doctrine
Helena P. Blavatsky

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

2 "From Gods to men, from Worlds to atoms, from a star to a rush-light, from the Sun to the vital heat of the meanest organic being – the world of Form and Existence is an immense chain, whose links are all connected."

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

4 "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."

5 "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'

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

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

8 "In the manifold unity of universal life, the innumerable individualities distinguished by their variations, are, nevertheless, united in such a manner that the whole is one, and everything proceeds from Unity."

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

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

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

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

14 "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

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

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

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

18 "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."

19 "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."

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

21 "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."

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

23 "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."

24 "That which ever is is one, that which ever was is one, that which is ever being and becoming is also one."

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

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite