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Karma, The Universal Law of Harmony
Virginia Hanson and Rosemarie Stewart, editors

1 "Each fleeting moment can be seen as an integrated whole of which we are a part." Laurence J. Bendit, 'Karma and Cosmos'

2 "If we learn how to consciously cooperate with the creative force of planetary evolution as it is shaping up with the passage of time, mankind's age-old dream of the kingdom of heaven on earth, i.e., an internationally unified world order controlled by the power of truth, justice and love, can inevitably come true." Haridas Chaudhuri, 'The Meaning of Karma in Integral Philosophy'

3 "Nothing is separate from anything else, and every conceivable entity, micro- or macrocosmic, is related to every other entity at all levels. The basic fact of existence, at any level our minds can imagine, is not only the interrelatedness, but the interpenetration of all there is." Dane Rudhyar, composer and author, 'The Transmutation of Karma Into Dharma'

4 "Man holds in the depth of his being a profound spiritual potential, a divine spark for endless perfectibility." Haridas Chaudhuri, 'The Meaning of Karma in Integral Philosophy'

5 "Myth has been said by Annie Besant, as well as by C. G. Jung, to be the true history of man both individual and as a species, and to represent his attempts at spiritual self-realization in the form of dramatic stories." Laurence J. Bendit, 'Karma and Cosmos'

6 "This Cosmos is a Whole, including everything from the very greatest to the most minute." Laurence J. Bendit, 'Karma and Cosmos'

7 "Each of us, as a monad, is the expression of a personal and individual myth; it is for each of us to fulfill and complete that myth in terms of the personal, subjective drama we touch in our dreams, visions, inner experiences." Laurence J. Bendit, psychiatrist, lecturer and author, 'Karma and Cosmos'

8 "Bringing together the laws of science and the truths of mysticism, Integral Philosophy contemplates the cosmic whole as a superorganic unity and self-harmonizing system of divergent forces." Haridas Chaudhuri, 'The Meaning of Karma in Integral Philosophy'

9 "We (may) aim at a petty end quite aside from the public good, but our act arranges itself by irresistible magnetism in a line with the poles of the world." Ralph Waldo Emerson, 'Compensation'

10 "The instinct to progress to a better state of affairs, or a more ideal situation, is more than a human hope; it is an urge rooted in the primeval purpose of life….Man, despite all frustration and denial, is ever responding to newborn purpose, a new day, a new age, with new hope eternally springing in his breast – all of which testifies to an obligatory impellent latent in him, as well as in every other living thing, to achieve the perfect state." James Perkins, American commercial artist, 'The Rhythmic Return to Equilibrium'

11 "No man can rise superior to his feelings, without lifting, be it ever so little, the whole body of which he is an integral part." H. P. Blavatsky

12 "Nobility, in the deepest and truest sense of the word, is the capacity to serve the purpose of a Greater Whole-in-the-making." Dane Rudhyar, composer and author, 'The Transformation of Karma into Dharma'

13 "All form part of the One Life and there is nothing outside it." Arthur Robson, 'Infinite Continuity in Multimillionfold Diversity'

14 "All necessary forces are available to each of us; being essentially divine, we can summon to our assistance the powers of divinity at any time we will. These powers of divinity are essential aspects of our own nature, not a part of life outside ourselves." Clarence R. Pedersen, 'The Source of Becauses'

15 "To the one who has the eyes to see, London, Los Angeles, and Paris are just as spiritual and holy as Varanasi, Mecca and Jerusalem." Laurence J. Bendit, 'Karma and Cosmos'

16 "The whole of nature is one, a unity." L. H. Leslie-Smith, 'Karma and Reincarnation'

17 "The universe turns as one (which is the root meaning of the word 'universe') and we all live in one element." Virginia Hanson, 'The Other Face of Karma'

18 "Everything has an inner balance and truth and harmony; everything, in its true nature, reflects that perfect equilibrium at the core of all creation." Virginia Hanson, 'The Other Face of Karma'

19 "Choice – self-conscious choice – is a specifically human capability; to abrovate our right to choose between alternatives, even the right to say no to all choices, is to forfeit some part of our humanity." Joy Mills, foreword

20 "True freedom does not mean absolutely arbitrary action or irrational choice….Rightly understood, freedom means our ability to act and live in the light of our own human essence, the inner light revealing the purpose of our being as a unique mode of manifestation of Being, a distinctive creative center of the cosmic whole." Haridas Chaudhuri, 'The Meaning of Karma in Integral Philosophy'

21 "No man can rise superior to his individual failings without lifting, be it ever so little, the whole body of which he is an integral part." Helena P. Blavatsky, 19th century Russian spiritual teacher and author

22 "Throughout all nature, the interconnectedness of life in its manifold forms is evidenced, a universal law of harmony revealing itself again and again in innumerable patterns." Joy Mills, foreword

23 "The essential structure of the cosmic whole [is] an all-encompassing, self-coherent system, which is self-adjusting, self-regulating and self-manifesting." Haridas Chaudhuri, 'The Meaning of Karma in Integral Philosophy'

24 "A creative acceptance of life's patterns can grow out of an alert awareness of the eternally constructive purpose in the universe." James S. Perkins, 'The Rhythmic Return to Equilibrium'

25 "Ever turn away from the imperfections of your neighbour and centre rather your attention upon your own short-comings in order to correct them and become wise." H. P. Blavatsky

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite