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The Secret Doctrine
Helena P. Blavatsky

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

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

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

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

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

8 "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."

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

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

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

12 "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."

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

14 "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."

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

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

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

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

19 "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'

20 "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."

21 "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."

22 "One is the One and All."

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

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

25 "God is the Architect of the Universe."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite