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Basic Theosophy
Geoffrey Hodson

1 "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."

2 "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)."

3 "Man in his spiritual nature is a divine, immortal, imperishable being."

4 "Regard your neighbor's gain as your own gain: and regard your neighbor's loss as your own loss." T'ai Shang Kan Ying P'ien (Taoist)

5 "The present dark period will pass as the human intellect increasingly transcends the prideful, acquisitive, separative attributes of the formal mind, and develops the powers of the synthesizing, prophetic, intuitive faculties of the Abstract or Higher Mind."

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

7 "This divine impulse, striving ever after fuller manifestation of life, is seen everywhere in nature, and has often been spoken of as the Will-to-live. It appears in the seed, which pushes its growing point towards the light, in the bud bursting its prison and expanding in the sunshine. It is the creative genius in the painter, the sculptor, the poet, the musician, the craftsman."

8 "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."

9 "The principle of unfoldment under the irresistible pressure of a propellant energy operates from within the innermost essence of the Universe, and the spiritual seeds of all beings."

10 "The growth and the splendour of the immortal soul of man are without limit."

11 "Spiritual awakening in mankind is as natural as is the appearance of bud and flower in the plant."

12 "Self-existent, eternal, resplendent in Its own glory, is the Shining One, Whose Centre is invisible Fire, Whose rays are Light and Life, pervading the universe to its utmost limits, penetrating every form and causing it to live and to grow."

13 "In the state of consciousness in which the Spiritual Self abides, separation is impossible, parting in unknown."

14 "Just as the acorn under proper conditions will produce out of itself a complete reproduction of its parent tree, which in its turn can produce hundreds of thousands of further acorns each similarly endowed, so the spiritual soul of man contains within itself in a latent or seed-like state the full potentiality of its divine source."

15 "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."

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

17 "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."

18 "All are one. Minerals, plants, animals, men, supermen, angels, archangels, worlds, suns, stars and galaxies – all are one, inseparably united……This is the sublime truth, the Master fact – all are one."

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

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

21 "The evolution to ever greater heights is the ultimate destiny of man, 'the one far-off divine event, to which the whole creation moves' (Tennyson, 'In Memoriam')."

22 "All manifested divine Power, Life and Consciousness, and so all human Spirits, radiate from the One Source."

23 "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)

24 "Even a partial realisation of the unity of life blends a person mentally and spiritually with his fellowmen and with Nature. At the same time, it endows him with power which he can use in character-correction and character-building."

25 "Nation with nation, land with land, unarmed shall live as comrades free; in every heart and brain shall throb the pulse of one fraternity." John Addington Symonds (1840-1893),

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite