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Basic Theosophy
Geoffrey Hodson

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

2 "The One Life has been described as a conscious, hypersensitive, electric, creative energy. All effects, pleasurable or painful, produced upon one living creature are communicated by this electric, telegraphic Life-force, elan vital, throughout the whole of manifested life."

3 "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."

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 "Despite its denial by man, the fact of oneness remains. From that unity, that one Source, is derived the God-Self of man, the Inner Ruler Immortal. From and through that Immortal Self, Power from the One Source is flowing."

6 "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')."

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

8 "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."

9 "Humaneness, which is obedience to the law of love in thought, feeling, word and deed, is the only way to lasting world peace."

10 "By kindness alone can man ratify the fact of the unity of Life."

11 "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."

12 "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."

13 "The purpose and goal of human life is the evolution of the human Soul to the stature of the Perfect Man – a state of complete fulfilment and highest development."

14 "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."

15 "All the 'organs' or parts of this Macrocosm, though apparently separated in space and plane of manifestation, are in fact harmoniously interrelated and interacting."

16 "If with the ears of the Spirit the Song of Life could be heard, what would be its theme? The answer, in a phrase, is: 'Life is One'. There exists but One Life, One Light, One Power, One Love, and that is the central spiritual truth, in realization of which the Inner Self perpetually abides."

17 "Man, in very truth, was created in the image of God. Eliphas Levi said: 'The mystery of the earthly and mortal man is after the mystery of the supernal and immortal One."

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

19 "This is the true solution: self-knowledge."

20 "Oneness is the supreme truth."

21 "There is but one divine Will, one divine Life, and one divine Intelligence."

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 "The pain of bereavement and the fear of death say to us: 'Seek the inner consciousness and seek it ardently. For when found it will banish both fear of death and pain of bereavement.' In our inner selves and in our hearts, if we will let them speak, we know these things."

24 "The [human] Monad is a seed of the tree of life, a quiescent spark in the One Flame or Supreme Fire, a breath of the Great Breath, a cell in the Divine Body, a Divine Fragment, a Son of the Father, a scintilla of the Spiritual Sun, containing full divine powers in a latent state."

25 "In very truth, recognition and ratification in conduct of the fact of the oneness of all life is the panacea."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite