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Basic Theosophy
Geoffrey Hodson

1 "By kindness alone can man ratify the fact of the unity of Life."

2 "The person who successfully probes his own inner nature and existence back to its Centre and Core, finds one single source of all men, all beings, all existence. Unity then emerges as the supreme verity, the everlasting truth."

3 "This is the way of happiness and of the fulfilment of life: 'He that is greatest among you shall be your servant.' (Matthew 23:11)."

4 "What part should man play in the scheme of things? Selfless collaboration with the evolutionary plan."

5 "There is nowhere in which to be lost. God is omnipresent."

6 "There is a quotation to the effect that 'God wills to see, and behold the eye'. Even so the innermost Self wills to express itself outwardly, to become aware, to know, to commune."

7 "Ultimate and complete success is assured by virtue of the presence of an infinite, divine power, ceaselessly at work within the Soul of every man."

8 "When we examine the sacred books of various religions and the original sayings of the world's greatest teachers, we are able to perceive a singular uniformity."

9 "There is but one Spiritual Will in the Cosmos, and the Will-Self of man is an embodiment thereof. Full recognition of this fact is the highest vision, and its ratification in action is the secret of well-being."

10 "Behind all existence is one Supreme Power, one Energy, one Force, one Law, and, because of this characteristic of oneness, all the components of that One are united in the One Alone."

11 "The [human] Monad is a seed of the tree of life, a quiescent spark in the One Flame or Supreme Fire, a breath of the Great Breath, a cell in the Divine Body, a Divine Fragment, a Son of the Father, a scintilla of the Spiritual Sun, containing full divine powers in a latent state."

12 "Nation with nation, land with land, unarmed shall live as comrades free; in every heart and brain shall throb the pulse of one fraternity." John Addington Symonds (1840-1893),

13 "All beings come forth from the One."

14 "Always be kinder than the situation demands. Earth's greatest Teachers and Sages have taught this."

15 "Man is indeed a mystery, since he contains germinally within himself all his Creator's manifested attributes and powers and, in addition, those which will continue to become manifest throughout unending ages."

16 "Man, in very truth, was created in the image of God. Eliphas Levi said: 'The mystery of the earthly and mortal man is after the mystery of the supernal and immortal One."

17 "That nature only is good when it shall not do unto another whatever is not good for its own self." Dadistan-i-dinik, 94:5 (Zoroastrian)

18 "The health and the happiness of all sentient beings depend upon their mutual, humane relationship. We are all dependent upon one another for our well-being, progress, fulfilment."

19 "Every experience has its value in terms of a drawing out, an increase, of innate power, wisdom and knowledge."

20 "How may the self be discovered? All teachers give the same answer: By meditation and contemplation; by self-purification; and by action in service of the Divine in all beings."

21 "Perfection is the assured goal of every human being."

22 "This divine impulse, striving ever after fuller manifestation of life, is seen everywhere in nature, and has often been spoken of as the Will-to-live. It appears in the seed, which pushes its growing point towards the light, in the bud bursting its prison and expanding in the sunshine. It is the creative genius in the painter, the sculptor, the poet, the musician, the craftsman."

23 "Man is a microcosm or little world, a reproduction in miniature of the macrocosm or greater world, meaning the universe and its indwelling Deity."

24 "As a captain must know both his ship and his charted course, so man must know himself and his pathway in life."

25 "Man can master circumstances and make of each experience an opportunity for a fresh beginning, however heavily the past may weigh upon him."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite