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Basic Theosophy
Geoffrey Hodson

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

2 "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."

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

4 "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."

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 "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."

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

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

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

10 "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."

11 "Oneness is the supreme truth."

12 "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."

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

14 "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)

15 "The true citizen of the New Age will let compassion control even the details of daily life. He will shrink from harming anything that breathes because he will accept the Law of Kinship of all that lives."

16 "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."

17 "All things are located everywhere. Everything is all, and all is each thing; infinite splendour is radiated around. Everything is great, for even the small is great." Plotinus

18 "There is but one divine Will, one divine Life, and one divine Intelligence."

19 "All experience is valuable; nothing is wasted, even if it appears so, for silently the seed is developing. Thus, life is educative in the truest sense."

20 "The purpose and goal of human life is the evolution of the human Soul to the stature of the Perfect Man – a state of complete fulfilment and highest development."

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

22 "Think your way towards the principle of Oneness as far as you possibly can."

23 "All the 'organs' or parts of this Macrocosm, though apparently separated in space and plane of manifestation, are in fact harmoniously interrelated and interacting."

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

25 "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."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite