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Lamps of Western Mysticism
Arthur Edward Waite

1 "Every urge of our activity is a mode of love and every dedication has love as the root thereof."

2 "The science of the soul is a science of active love."

3 "Under all outward illusion, and beneath all external phenomena, the Absolute is to be found within."

4 "I think personally that God is All in all – yesterday, today and forever."

5 "We are dwelling already in that love which is wedded to its source in God."

6 "The centre of grace is everywhere and the circumference nowhere."

7 "That One is the beginning and end of all."

8 "Let us seek in love for the centre of Divine Love; let us strive to cast our whole being therein; let that love be behind all our intentions, our acts within and without."

9 "Goodwill abides at the centre. This centre... is everywhere, and is hence, in a certain sense, to be found in all."

10 "The love of goodness is the first experience of the natural man, and all spiritual advancement is an extension of the soul's journey through its great distance."

11 "Knowledge is an inward state of our own essential being."

12 "If it be asked what is the test of knowledge concerning Divine Will, there is one answer only, namely, that it becomes known in love."

13 "God is in the soul and the soul in God…a mutual and inseparable indwelling, ever renewed in love."

14 "'It is love which makes the world go round', says an old, familiar adage…the truth of all is behind it."

15 "God [is] All in all for all that lives and has its being in Him."

16 "Christianity, Indian Philosophy and Kabalism join in the recognition of an imperishable part of man and in its capacity for Divine Union."

17 "It is love which cleanses and love alone that sanctifies."

18 "Let us think…of the oneness to which all our nature testifies."

19 "The years of spiritual life on earth are as certain moons following conception, during which the form of divine desire is developed within us; and in due season we shall issue forth to see with our own eyes that which all things now foreshadow, all faiths make evident."

20 "God is of infinite perfection, incomprehensible intelligence and supereminent unity."

21 "We are mind, desire and will, corresponding to the Great Mind, the Great Purpose and the all-embracing Love."

22 "Everything that exists is the outward sign of an inward intent of God."

23 "Our true self is a mirror which contains all things."

24 "The secret law which underlies manifested being is that of the Presence of God."

25 "We are parts of a whole, and the whole must draw us as soon as we open our doors: this is grace working upon and within us."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite