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The Secret Doctrine
Helena P. Blavatsky

1 "The One gives life to the whole Kosmos."

2 "As a spider throws out and retracts its web, as herbs spring up in the ground….so is the Universe derived from the undecaying One." Mandukya Upanishad

3 "The unity and mutual relations of all parts of Kosmos were known to the ancients, before they became evident to modern astronomers and philosophers."

4 "There are no ancient symbols without a deep and philosophical meaning attached to them."

5 "The spirit of Nature is a unity, creating and forming everything." Johannes Tritheim, Abbot of Spanheim and Kabalist

6 "No manifested thing can be thought of except as part of a larger whole: the total aggregate being the One manifested Universe."

7 "There is but one Absolute basis, from, on, and in which are built the countless basic centres on which proceed the Universal, cyclic, and individual Evolutions."

8 "The Past time is the Present time, as also the Future, which, though it has not come into existence, still is." 'Book of the 10,000 Precepts'

9 "A body may be considered divorced from its relations with other bodies…only conceptually. In fact, it can never be so detached: death itself being unable to detach it from its relation with the Univbersal forces, of which the one Force of Life is the synthesis."

10 "The one divine Principle, the nameless That of the Vedas, is the universal Total."

11 "The first principles in Hindu religious philosophy is 'Unity in diversity.'" Colonel Vans Kennedy

12 "There can only be….One eternal ever present Cause."

13 "The Eternal Mind diffused through all the parts of nature actuates the whole stupendous frame and mingles with the vast body of the universe." Virgil

14 "One is the One and All."

15 "The manifested Universe reflects itself in each of its Monads, as Leibnitz put it."

16 "The whole Cosmos must necessarily exist in the One Source of energy from which this light emanates."

17 "All things and all living beings have originated from one common source."

18 "God is the Architect of the Universe."

19 "From Gods to men, from Worlds to atoms, from a star to a rush-light, from the Sun to the vital heat of the meanest organic being – the world of Form and Existence is an immense chain, whose links are all connected."

20 "That which in modern phraseology is referred to as Spirit and Matter, is ONE in eternity as the perpetual cause, and it is…all that is, was, or will be, all that the imagination of man is capable of conceiving."

21 "Brahma IS this universe itself."

22 "There is a harmony of numbers in all nature; in the force of gravity, in the planetary movements, in the laws of heat, light, electricity, and chemical affinity, in the forms of animals and plants, in the perception of the mind." 'Medical Review', July 1844

23 "This world is Brahma in Brahma, from Brahma….nothing further to be known." Vishnu Purana

24 "Brahma is in every atom of the universe."

25 "Mankind, collectively and individually, is, with all manifested nature, the vehicle of the breath of the One Universal Principle."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite