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Basic Theosophy
Geoffrey Hodson

1 "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."

2 "Self-existent, eternal, resplendent in Its own glory, is the Shining One, Whose Centre is invisible Fire, Whose rays are Light and Life, pervading the universe to its utmost limits, penetrating every form and causing it to live and to grow."

3 "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."

4 "In the age and evolutionary phase of wisdom which is now dawning, man will realise the fact of unity and learn consciously to draw upon and wield the power from the One Source."

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

6 "God and man are one and indivisible throughout all eternity. This is the one supreme truth taught in all Mystery Schools and in all religions."

7 "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."

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

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

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

11 "Behind all existence is one Supreme Power, one Energy, one Force, one Law, and, because of this characteristic of oneness, all the components of that One are united in the One Alone."

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

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

14 "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)

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

16 "Every sprouting seed, every wheeling planet, every ordinary movement of the natural world, every noble aspiration of the human heart, is an expression of energy of the ever-present, ever-active Soul of the Universe." Archdeacon Wilberforce, Anglican spiritual leader

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

18 "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."

19 "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."

20 "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)

21 "Cultivate a state of goodwill to all. Never by thought or word or deed hurt another."

22 "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."

23 "This is the way of happiness and of the fulfilment of life: 'He that is greatest among you shall be your servant.' (Matthew 23:11)."

24 "The One Life has been described as a conscious, hypersensitive, electric, creative energy. All effects, pleasurable or painful, produced upon one living creature are communicated by this electric, telegraphic Life-force, elan vital, throughout the whole of manifested life."

25 "The whole Universe with all its parts…is interlocked, interwoven, to make a single whole, one body, one organism, one life, one consciousness, cyclicly evolving under one law."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite