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Basic Theosophy
Geoffrey Hodson

1 "All are one. Minerals, plants, animals, men, supermen, angels, archangels, worlds, suns, stars and galaxies – all are one, inseparably united……This is the sublime truth, the Master fact – all are one."

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

3 "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),

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

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

6 "There is a spiritual alchemy by means of which adversity resulting from actions motived by selfishness can be diminished or even dispersed by the deliberate exertion of energies and the enactment of deeds motivated by love. This spiritual mode of life constitutes the 'Way of Holiness' of Isaiah, the 'strait and narrow way' of Christianity, the 'Noble Eightfold Path' of Buddhism and the 'razor-edged Path' of Hinduism."

7 "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

8 "Even a partial realisation of the unity of life blends a person mentally and spiritually with his fellowmen and with Nature. At the same time, it endows him with power which he can use in character-correction and character-building."

9 "Actions which help and heal others and which preserve and restore, when disturbed, the harmony of the Universe, are in accord with cosmic purpose and so produce happiness, which is moreness, fullness, and accord. One should therefore be harmonious and a harmoniser. Herein lies the individual contribution to the solution of the problem of war; for when the harmonisers become a majority peace will reign."

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

11 "Try to see this world and the personalities of men as vehicles for the Divine Presence and the Divine Life, remembering also: All are but parts of one stupendous whole."

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

13 "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."

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

15 "Neither individuals nor nations are paralysed by their past actions. Everything is not irretrievably fated, however good or bad the past. Man can master circumstances and make of each experience an opportunity for a fresh beginning, however heavily the past may weigh upon him."

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

17 "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."

18 "Spiritual awakening in mankind is as natural as is the appearance of bud and flower in the plant."

19 "That One Alone becomes manifest…as all the exuberant variety and richness of individuality everywhere apparent throughout Nature."

20 "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."

21 "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.'"

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

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 "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."

25 "The pain of bereavement and the fear of death say to us: 'Seek the inner consciousness and seek it ardently. For when found it will banish both fear of death and pain of bereavement.' In our inner selves and in our hearts, if we will let them speak, we know these things."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite