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The Secret Doctrine
Helena P. Blavatsky

1 "Brahma IS this universe itself."

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

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

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

5 "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."

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

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

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 "God is the Architect of the Universe."

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

19 "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

20 "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."

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

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

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

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

25 "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."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite