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Basic Theosophy
Geoffrey Hodson

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

2 "That One Alone becomes manifest…as all the exuberant variety and richness of individuality everywhere apparent throughout Nature."

3 "In happiness and suffering, in joy and in grief, we should regard all creatures as we regard our own self, and should therefore refrain from inflicting upon others such injury as would appear undesirable to us if inflicted upon ourselves." Yogashastra, 2:20 (Jain scripture)

4 "Send out affection to all – flooding every living creature with the power of love."

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

6 "We are all one…..There are no 'others'."

7 "Ultimate and complete success is assured by virtue of the presence of an infinite, divine power, ceaselessly at work within the Soul of every man."

8 "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),

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

10 "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."

11 "All experience is valuable; nothing is wasted, even if it appears so, for silently the seed is developing. Thus, life is educative in the truest sense."

12 "As a sponge is in the ocean and the ocean is in a sponge, so we are in God and He is in us." Rufus Mosely

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

14 "Unfoldment from less to more and reharmonization operate irresistibly upon man, as upon all else that exists. Man can delay or hasten, but he cannot ultimately frustrate these two functions of the Cosmic Will."

15 "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."

16 "When we examine the sacred books of various religions and the original sayings of the world's greatest teachers, we are able to perceive a singular uniformity."

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

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 "All things are located everywhere. Everything is all, and all is each thing; infinite splendour is radiated around. Everything is great, for even the small is great." Plotinus

20 "There is but one Spiritual Will in the Cosmos, and the Will-Self of man is an embodiment thereof. Full recognition of this fact is the highest vision, and its ratification in action is the secret of well-being."

21 "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."

22 "All beings come forth from the One."

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

24 "Man, in his essential spiritual nature, is as a seed of the Deity."

25 "The soul of man is immortal, and its future is the future of a thing whose growth and splendour has no limit." 'The Idyll of the White Lotus'

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite