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The Secret Doctrine
Helena P. Blavatsky

1 "That which is neither Spirit nor matter – that is It – the Causeless Cause of Spirit and Matter, which are the Cause of Kosmos. And That we call the One Life or the Intra-Cosmic Breath."

2 "The Circle is the Thought; the diameter (or the line) is the Word; and their union is Life."

3 "From one Soul, that of All, spring all the Souls, which spread themselves as if purposely distributed through the world." Stobaeus (ca. 5th century), Greek compiler of ancient fragments, 'Eclogae Physicae et Ethicae'

4 "No manifested thing can be thought of except as part of a larger whole: the total aggregate being the One manifested Universe."

5 "Mankind, collectively and individually, is, with all manifested nature, the vehicle of the breath of the One Universal Principle."

6 "Every one is a living mirror of the universe, every monad reflecting every other."

7 "The One gives life to the whole Kosmos."

8 "That which in modern phraseology is referred to as Spirit and Matter, is ONE in eternity as the perpetual cause, and it is…all that is, was, or will be, all that the imagination of man is capable of conceiving."

9 "That which ever is is one, that which ever was is one, that which is ever being and becoming is also one."

10 "God (the Universal Spirit) objectivises himself as Nature, and again rises out of it." Hegel

11 "The Eternal Mind diffused through all the parts of nature actuates the whole stupendous frame and mingles with the vast body of the universe." Virgil

12 "From Gods to men, from Worlds to atoms, from a star to a rush-light, from the Sun to the vital heat of the meanest organic being – the world of Form and Existence is an immense chain, whose links are all connected."

13 "There is a harmony of numbers in all nature; in the force of gravity, in the planetary movements, in the laws of heat, light, electricity, and chemical affinity, in the forms of animals and plants, in the perception of the mind." 'Medical Review', July 1844

14 "Every speck and atom are in harmony with their fellow atoms, and these with the whole."

15 "Being is an endless cycle within the one absolute eternity, wherein move numberless inner cycles."

16 "All things and all living beings have originated from one common source."

17 "Brahma is in every atom of the universe."

18 "The only palliative to the evils of life is union and harmony – a Brotherhood in action, and altrusism not simply in name."

19 "The future, like the past, is ever alive in the present."

20 "In the manifold unity of universal life, the innumerable individualities distinguished by their variations, are, nevertheless, united in such a manner that the whole is one, and everything proceeds from Unity."

21 "The Law for the birth, growth, and decay of everything in Cosmos, from the sun to the glow-worm in the grass, is One."

22 "The mighty One rules all things….and ordains the eternal laws that govern the world." Nordic Scrolls of Wisdom

23 "The Past time is the Present time, as also the Future, which, though it has not come into existence, still is." 'Book of the 10,000 Precepts'

24 "The opposite poles…are but aspects of the One Unity in which they are synthesized."

25 "There is but one Absolute basis, from, on, and in which are built the countless basic centres on which proceed the Universal, cyclic, and individual Evolutions."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite