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Basic Theosophy
Geoffrey Hodson

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

2 "A profound, fundamental truth concerning man is that, in his spiritual, intellectual, psychical and physical nature he is a miniature replica or epitome of the whole order of created beings and things."

3 "The health and the happiness of all sentient beings depend upon their mutual, humane relationship. We are all dependent upon one another for our well-being, progress, fulfilment."

4 "Actions which help and heal others and which preserve and restore, when disturbed, the harmony of the Universe, are in accord with cosmic purpose and so produce happiness, which is moreness, fullness, and accord. One should therefore be harmonious and a harmoniser. Herein lies the individual contribution to the solution of the problem of war; for when the harmonisers become a majority peace will reign."

5 "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)

6 "As a captain must know both his ship and his charted course, so man must know himself and his pathway in life."

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

8 "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."

9 "There is a quotation to the effect that 'God wills to see, and behold the eye'. Even so the innermost Self wills to express itself outwardly, to become aware, to know, to commune."

10 "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),

11 "The Adept-to-be is in us now. 'Ye are Gods.' (John X:34). 'Christ in you.' (Col. I:27). 'Look within: thou ART Buddha'."

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

13 "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."

14 "A gardener or farmer plants his seeds underground and, in due course, the new plants appear and complete their cycle of growth, which is generally consummated in the production of more seeds. The One Life, the One Law and the One Energy, to which the name 'God' has been given, would seem similarly to provide for the innermost selves of humanity the conditions necessary for the germination and development of their limitless, but at first seed-like deific powers. These conditions have some analogy with those provided for the seed of a plant when it is planted in the soil."

15 "The one Universal Law guides unerringly." H. P. Blavatsky, 'TheTheosophical Glossary'

16 "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)

17 "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."

18 "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."

19 "Every experience has its value in terms of a drawing out, an increase, of innate power, wisdom and knowledge."

20 "In reality all are united and vitalised by the omnipresent divine Life."

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

22 "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."

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

24 "The chaos, the wars and the threat of wars, the ruin and the disease in the world are, I suggest, the direct result of humanity's denial in motive and conduct of the truth that Life is One."

25 "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."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite