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Basic Theosophy
Geoffrey Hodson

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

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

3 "All beings come forth from the One."

4 "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."

5 "The deity-to-be is already present embryonically within every human being."

6 "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)

7 "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."

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

9 "How may the self be discovered? All teachers give the same answer: By meditation and contemplation; by self-purification; and by action in service of the Divine in all beings."

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

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

12 "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)

13 "God IS all-powerful, all-loving and all-wise. There IS a Plan – Evolution – and despite human resistance that Plan is certain to succeed."

14 "However terrible the sin and sorrow on earth may be, all things are somehow working together for the eventual good of all."

15 "Indeed, in his spiritual, intellectual, psychical and physical nature man is a miniature replica of the whole order of created beings and things, a model of the totality of Nature…Man as Monad contains within himself the collective aggregate of all that has ever existed, does at any time exist, and will ever exist throughout the eternity of eternities."

16 "The person who successfully probes his own inner nature and existence back to its Centre and Core, finds one single source of all men, all beings, all existence. Unity then emerges as the supreme verity, the everlasting truth."

17 "Actions motived by love, service and unselfishness produce a growing freedom of self-expression."

18 "Man in his spiritual nature is a divine, immortal, imperishable being."

19 "Ultimately, the message of the Unity of Life will be recognised as a divine instruction, as impelling summons, an irresistible command. When this time comes there will be health for mankind and peace upon Earth."

20 "One Life nourishes, sustains and unites all parts and all beings."

21 "The true citizen of the New Age will let compassion control even the details of daily life. He will shrink from harming anything that breathes because he will accept the Law of Kinship of all that lives."

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

23 "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')."

24 "The creative agent referred to by various names in the world's cosmogonies is the active expression of that eternal, incomprehensible One Alone."

25 "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."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite