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Basic Theosophy
Geoffrey Hodson

1 "Actions motived by love, service and unselfishness produce a growing freedom of self-expression."

2 "However terrible the sin and sorrow on earth may be, all things are somehow working together for the eventual good of all."

3 "If with the ears of the Spirit the Song of Life could be heard, what would be its theme? The answer, in a phrase, is: 'Life is One'. There exists but One Life, One Light, One Power, One Love, and that is the central spiritual truth, in realization of which the Inner Self perpetually abides."

4 "The whole Universe with all its parts…is interlocked, interwoven, to make a single whole, one body, one organism, one life, one consciousness, cyclicly evolving under one law."

5 "A gardener or farmer plants his seeds underground and, in due course, the new plants appear and complete their cycle of growth, which is generally consummated in the production of more seeds. The One Life, the One Law and the One Energy, to which the name 'God' has been given, would seem similarly to provide for the innermost selves of humanity the conditions necessary for the germination and development of their limitless, but at first seed-like deific powers. These conditions have some analogy with those provided for the seed of a plant when it is planted in the soil."

6 "It is the nature of love to change us into the likeness of that which we contemplate." A. E. (George W. Russell),

7 "We are all one…..There are no 'others'."

8 "In diverse forms a common soul we see." G. Matheson

9 "Just as the acorn under proper conditions will produce out of itself a complete reproduction of its parent tree, which in its turn can produce hundreds of thousands of further acorns each similarly endowed, so the spiritual soul of man contains within itself in a latent or seed-like state the full potentiality of its divine source."

10 "The creative agent referred to by various names in the world's cosmogonies is the active expression of that eternal, incomprehensible One Alone."

11 "Realisation of the unity of life solves problems of human relations, personal, national and international. All are one, and realisation of this fact by a sufficient number of people will bring world peace."

12 "A profound, fundamental truth concerning man is that, in his spiritual, intellectual, psychical and physical nature he is a miniature replica or epitome of the whole order of created beings and things."

13 "Humaneness, which is obedience to the law of love in thought, feeling, word and deed, is the only way to lasting world peace."

14 "Indeed, in his spiritual, intellectual, psychical and physical nature man is a miniature replica of the whole order of created beings and things, a model of the totality of Nature…Man as Monad contains within himself the collective aggregate of all that has ever existed, does at any time exist, and will ever exist throughout the eternity of eternities."

15 "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."

16 "One Life nourishes, sustains and unites all parts and all beings."

17 "This is the true solution: self-knowledge."

18 "In the age and evolutionary phase of wisdom which is now dawning, man will realise the fact of unity and learn consciously to draw upon and wield the power from the One Source."

19 "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)

20 "The Adept-to-be is in us now. 'Ye are Gods.' (John X:34). 'Christ in you.' (Col. I:27). 'Look within: thou ART Buddha'."

21 "The chaos, the wars and the threat of wars, the ruin and the disease in the world are, I suggest, the direct result of humanity's denial in motive and conduct of the truth that Life is One."

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

23 "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."

24 "All these parts of the Cosmos…are in correspondence or harmonious interaction or mutual resonance with each other."

25 "The One Life has been described as a conscious, hypersensitive, electric, creative energy. All effects, pleasurable or painful, produced upon one living creature are communicated by this electric, telegraphic Life-force, elan vital, throughout the whole of manifested life."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite