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Basic Theosophy
Geoffrey Hodson

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

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

3 "We live in God. That's what we breathe."

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

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

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

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

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

9 "Unfoldment from less to more and reharmonization operate irresistibly upon man, as upon all else that exists. Man can delay or hasten, but he cannot ultimately frustrate these two functions of the Cosmic Will."

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

11 "The deity-to-be is already present embryonically within every human being."

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

13 "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."

14 "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

15 "Oneness is the supreme truth."

16 "There is in existence in the whole Universe only one Spiritual Essence, one Spiritual Being, one Divine Flame – and the Spiritual Self of man is forever at one with that all-inclusive One Alone. This is the one great truth."

17 "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."

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

19 "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."

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

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

22 "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."

23 "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."

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

25 "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)."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite