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Basic Theosophy
Geoffrey Hodson

1 "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."

2 "What part should man play in the scheme of things? Selfless collaboration with the evolutionary plan."

3 "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

4 "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')."

5 "For an increasing number of people, the Inner Voice grows stronger, more insistent, calling: 'One life in all'."

6 "In very truth, recognition and ratification in conduct of the fact of the oneness of all life is the panacea."

7 "The Lord Buddha said: 'To those who revile me, I will give the protection of my most ungrudging love. And the greater their hostility, the greater shall be the measure of my love.'"

8 "All work is, indeed, performed as part of the One Work and on behalf of the One Worker."

9 "All seeds and all beings, forces and laws, constitute that totality of existence to which alone may be truly given the title 'God'."

10 "The growth and the splendour of the immortal soul of man are without limit."

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

12 "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."

13 "All is interwoven, interlocked, and this interweaving is based upon a universal system of vibrational correspondences or mutual resonances."

14 "There is nowhere in which to be lost. God is omnipresent."

15 "Always be kinder than the situation demands. Earth's greatest Teachers and Sages have taught this."

16 "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."

17 "The [human] Monad is a seed of the tree of life, a quiescent spark in the One Flame or Supreme Fire, a breath of the Great Breath, a cell in the Divine Body, a Divine Fragment, a Son of the Father, a scintilla of the Spiritual Sun, containing full divine powers in a latent state."

18 "In diverse forms a common soul we see." G. Matheson

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

20 "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),

21 "The expansive pressure of the divine will is the Power behind the whole process of evolution."

22 "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)

23 "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."

24 "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)

25 "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."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite