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Karma, The Universal Law of Harmony
Virginia Hanson and Rosemarie Stewart, editors

1 "Myth has been said by Annie Besant, as well as by C. G. Jung, to be the true history of man both individual and as a species, and to represent his attempts at spiritual self-realization in the form of dramatic stories." Laurence J. Bendit, 'Karma and Cosmos'

2 "Everything has an inner balance and truth and harmony; everything, in its true nature, reflects that perfect equilibrium at the core of all creation." Virginia Hanson, 'The Other Face of Karma'

3 "No man can rise superior to his individual failings without lifting, be it ever so little, the whole body of which he is an integral part." Helena P. Blavatsky, 19th century Russian spiritual teacher and author

4 "The universe turns as one (which is the root meaning of the word 'universe') and we all live in one element." Virginia Hanson, 'The Other Face of Karma'

5 "All form part of the One Life and there is nothing outside it." Arthur Robson, 'Infinite Continuity in Multimillionfold Diversity'

6 "Innate in all evolving life, is the eternal attraction toward attainment of archetypal perfection. This will-to-perfection is imperative in evolution, having been ceaselessly active throughout the universe from the beginning. It provides the orientation that guides Nature in the slow evolution of all forms and species toward their fulfillment." James S. Perkins, 'The Rhythmic Return to Equilibrium'

7 "Deliverance is to be sought within. Our powers lie there, enticed forth by circumstances arising all about us. Life is the Teacher." James S. Perkins, 'The Rhythmic Return to Equilibrium'

8 "We (may) aim at a petty end quite aside from the public good, but our act arranges itself by irresistible magnetism in a line with the poles of the world." Ralph Waldo Emerson, 'Compensation'

9 "Nobility, in the deepest and truest sense of the word, is the capacity to serve the purpose of a Greater Whole-in-the-making." Dane Rudhyar, composer and author, 'The Transformation of Karma into Dharma'

10 "Through harmony every living thing in Nature is flashing its meaning in the total scheme of life." James Perkins, American commercial artist, 'The Rhythmic Return to Equilibrium'

11 "This Cosmos is a Whole, including everything from the very greatest to the most minute." Laurence J. Bendit, 'Karma and Cosmos'

12 "Each fleeting moment can be seen as an integrated whole of which we are a part." Laurence J. Bendit, 'Karma and Cosmos'

13 "Bringing together the laws of science and the truths of mysticism, Integral Philosophy contemplates the cosmic whole as a superorganic unity and self-harmonizing system of divergent forces." Haridas Chaudhuri, 'The Meaning of Karma in Integral Philosophy'

14 "All necessary forces are available to each of us; being essentially divine, we can summon to our assistance the powers of divinity at any time we will. These powers of divinity are essential aspects of our own nature, not a part of life outside ourselves." Clarence R. Pedersen, 'The Source of Becauses'

15 "Choice – self-conscious choice – is a specifically human capability; to abrovate our right to choose between alternatives, even the right to say no to all choices, is to forfeit some part of our humanity." Joy Mills, foreword

16 "Existence operates in terms of wholes – in terms of organized systems of activity and consciousness – which are all lesser wholes within greater wholes and at the same time greater wholes encompassing a myriad of lesser units. At the physical level we see the holarchic series: atoms, molecules, cells, living organisms, planets, solar systems, galaxies, etc. Each new class includes a myriad of entities of the preceding class and is itself one of many components in a still more inclusive class." Dane Rudhyar, 'The Transmutation of Karma into Dharma'

17 "A creative acceptance of life's patterns can grow out of an alert awareness of the eternally constructive purpose in the universe." James S. Perkins, 'The Rhythmic Return to Equilibrium'

18 "Nothing is separate from anything else, and every conceivable entity, micro- or macrocosmic, is related to every other entity at all levels. The basic fact of existence, at any level our minds can imagine, is not only the interrelatedness, but the interpenetration of all there is." Dane Rudhyar, composer and author, 'The Transmutation of Karma Into Dharma'

19 "The whole of nature is one, a unity." L. H. Leslie-Smith, 'Karma and Reincarnation'

20 "There is perfect justice throughout the whole universe." Laurence J. Bendit, 'Karma and Cosmos'

21 "The instinct to progress to a better state of affairs, or a more ideal situation, is more than a human hope; it is an urge rooted in the primeval purpose of life….Man, despite all frustration and denial, is ever responding to newborn purpose, a new day, a new age, with new hope eternally springing in his breast – all of which testifies to an obligatory impellent latent in him, as well as in every other living thing, to achieve the perfect state." James Perkins, American commercial artist, 'The Rhythmic Return to Equilibrium'

22 "At times it may appear we are chosen by our thoughts or emotions, but this is only because we have permitted the mind or the heart to move without conscious direction, a choice which can be reversed whenever we decide to determine consciously what thoughts will occupy the mind or what feelings will be harbored in the heart." 'Karma, The Universal Law of Harmony', Quest 1984, foreword

23 "Ever turn away from the imperfections of your neighbour and centre rather your attention upon your own short-comings in order to correct them and become wise." H. P. Blavatsky

24 "To the one who has the eyes to see, London, Los Angeles, and Paris are just as spiritual and holy as Varanasi, Mecca and Jerusalem." Laurence J. Bendit, 'Karma and Cosmos'

25 "Man holds in the depth of his being a profound spiritual potential, a divine spark for endless perfectibility." Haridas Chaudhuri, 'The Meaning of Karma in Integral Philosophy'

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite