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Basic Theosophy
Geoffrey Hodson

1 "Wise was the injunction of the Mystery Schools of old, 'Man know thyself'; for when man truly knows himself, he knows all."

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

3 "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."

4 "That One Alone becomes manifest…as all the exuberant variety and richness of individuality everywhere apparent throughout Nature."

5 "The principle of unfoldment under the irresistible pressure of a propellant energy operates from within the innermost essence of the Universe, and the spiritual seeds of all beings."

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

7 "The pain of bereavement and the fear of death say to us: 'Seek the inner consciousness and seek it ardently. For when found it will banish both fear of death and pain of bereavement.' In our inner selves and in our hearts, if we will let them speak, we know these things."

8 "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."

9 "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'."

10 "Send out affection to all – flooding every living creature with the power of love."

11 "Oneness is the supreme truth."

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

13 "Even a partial realisation of the unity of life blends a person mentally and spiritually with his fellowmen and with Nature. At the same time, it endows him with power which he can use in character-correction and character-building."

14 "All is interwoven, interlocked, and this interweaving is based upon a universal system of vibrational correspondences or mutual resonances."

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

16 "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."

17 "The present dark period will pass as the human intellect increasingly transcends the prideful, acquisitive, separative attributes of the formal mind, and develops the powers of the synthesizing, prophetic, intuitive faculties of the Abstract or Higher Mind."

18 "Within-ness and without-ness use both infinite, but also one."

19 "In the state of consciousness in which the Spiritual Self abides, separation is impossible, parting in unknown."

20 "All beings are synthesized to constitute one great Intelligence."

21 "All are one. Minerals, plants, animals, men, supermen, angels, archangels, worlds, suns, stars and galaxies – all are one, inseparably united……This is the sublime truth, the Master fact – all are one."

22 "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."

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

24 "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."

25 "Ultimately, the message of the Unity of Life will be recognised as a divine instruction, as impelling summons, an irresistible command. When this time comes there will be health for mankind and peace upon Earth."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite