"The energy behind the elemental pair of opposites, fire and water, is one and the same."
"[In mythology] stand revealed the hidden processes of the enigma Homo sapiens – Occidental and Oriental, primitive and civilized, contemporary and archaic. The entire spectacle is before us. We have only to read it, study its constant patterns, analyze its variations, and therewith come to an understanding of the deep forces that have shaped man's destiny and must continue to determine both our private and our public lives."
"Any blade of grass may assume, in myth, the figure of the savior and conduct the questing wanderer into the sanctum sanctorum of his own heart."
"Briefly formulated, the universal doctrine teaches that all the visible structures of the world – all things and beings – are the effects of a ubiquitous power out of which they rise, which supports and fills them during the period of their manifestation, and back into which they must ultimately dissolve. This is the power known to science as energy, to the Melanesians as 'mana', to the Sioux Indians as 'wakonda', the Hindus as 'shakti', and the Christians as the power of God. Its manifestation in the psyche is termed, by the psychoanalysts, 'libido.' And its manifestation in the cosmos is the structure and flux of the universe itself."
"The forward roll of the cosmogonic round precipitates the One into the many."
"Through all, the transcendent force…lives in all, in all is wonderful, and is worthy, in all, of our profound obeisance."
"We live not in this physique only, but in all bodies, all physiques of the world."
"The goal of the myth is to dispel ignorance by effecting a reconciliation of the individual consciousness with the universal will."
"Universal heroes – Mohammed, Jesus, Gautama Buddha – bring a message for the entire world."
"Peace is at the heart of all because…Boundless Love includes, regards, and dwells within (without exception) every sentient being."
"The ultimate experience of love is a realization that beneath the illusion of two-ness dwells identity: 'each is both'. This realization can expand into a discovery that beneath the multitudinous individualities of the whole surrounding universe – human, animal, vegetable, even mineral – dwells identity; whereupon the love experience becomes cosmic, and the beloved who first opened the vision is magnified as the mirror of creation."
"Myth is a directing of the mind and heart, by means of profoundly informed figurations, to that ultimate mystery which fills and surrounds all existences."
"In myth the problems and solutions shown are directly valid for all mankind."
"We are all reflexes of the image of the Bodhisattva."
"This world IS Nirvana….'This our worldly life is an activity of Nirvana itself, not the slightest distinction exists between them.' Nagarjuna, 'Madhyamika Shastra'
"God is love…He can be, and is to be, loved, and all without exception are his children."
"What is immortal and what is mortal are harmoniously blended." Ashvaghosha
"As we are told in the Vedas: 'Truth is one, the sages speak of it by many names."
"Thine is Heaven, Thine is Earth. Thou fillest the high regions, and Thou fillest the low regions. Wheresoever I turn, Thou, oh Thou, art there." Leon Stein, 'Hassidic Music'
"The beautiful sound of eternity is heard by the pure mind throughout creation, and therefore within itself."
"Dr. Jung points out that he has borrowed his term 'archetype' from classic sources: Cicero, Pliny, the Corpus Hermeticum, Augustine, etc. ('Psychology and Religion', par. 89). Bastian notes the correspondence of his own theory of 'Elementary Ideas' with the Stoic concept of the 'Logoi spermatikoi'. The tradition of the 'subjectively known forms' (Sanskrit: antarjneyarupa) is, in fact, coextensive with the tradition of myth, and is the key to the understanding and use of mythological images."
"It has always been the prime function of mythology and rite to supply the symbols that carry the human spirit forward."
"There can be no doubt that in the main the mental characteristics of man are the same all over the world." Franz Boas, 'The Mind of Primitive Man'
"Through all the contraries of phenomenality the Uncreate-Imperishable remains, and there is nothing to fear."
"Forces are working in the present world for unification, not in the name of some ecclesiastical or political empire, but in the sense of human mutual understanding."