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Basic Theosophy
Geoffrey Hodson

1 "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."

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

3 "All work is, indeed, performed as part of the One Work and on behalf of the One Worker."

4 "Indeed, no one ever sincerely cries for light in vain."

5 "As a sponge is in the ocean and the ocean is in a sponge, so we are in God and He is in us." Rufus Mosely

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

7 "God IS all-powerful, all-loving and all-wise. There IS a Plan – Evolution – and despite human resistance that Plan is certain to succeed."

8 "Try to see this world and the personalities of men as vehicles for the Divine Presence and the Divine Life, remembering also: All are but parts of one stupendous whole."

9 "Regard your neighbor's gain as your own gain: and regard your neighbor's loss as your own loss." T'ai Shang Kan Ying P'ien (Taoist)

10 "The ideal is not a universalised set of conditions and a uniformity of human personality, but full individual development, with readiness to combine and to co-operate in the great causes of human happiness and progress."

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

12 "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."

13 "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."

14 "All seeds and all beings, forces and laws, constitute that totality of existence to which alone may be truly given the title 'God'."

15 "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'."

16 "Man, in his essential spiritual nature, is as a seed of the Deity."

17 "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."

18 "Every sprouting seed, every wheeling planet, every ordinary movement of the natural world, every noble aspiration of the human heart, is an expression of energy of the ever-present, ever-active Soul of the Universe." Archdeacon Wilberforce, Anglican spiritual leader

19 "The expansive pressure of the divine will is the Power behind the whole process of evolution."

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

21 "The evolution to ever greater heights is the ultimate destiny of man, 'the one far-off divine event, to which the whole creation moves' (Tennyson, 'In Memoriam')."

22 "Actions which help and heal others and which preserve and restore, when disturbed, the harmony of the Universe, are in accord with cosmic purpose and so produce happiness, which is moreness, fullness, and accord. One should therefore be harmonious and a harmoniser. Herein lies the individual contribution to the solution of the problem of war; for when the harmonisers become a majority peace will reign."

23 "Cultivate a state of goodwill to all. Never by thought or word or deed hurt another."

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

25 "Universal love is the password to the realms of light."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite