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Ancient Wisdom, Modern Insight
Shirley Nicholson

1 "Support for the concept of interrelatedness is emerging from all sides. This idea, strange and foreign a hundred years ago, is becoming more and more important in modern thought."

2 "Though each of us is a unique individual, we make up one humanity, our divisions into nations and groups of nations are less fundamental than our oneness."

3 "We are indeed complex beings embodying many kinds of universal energy, truly microcosms. There are subtle ranges in our nature which we have at best only glimpsed. Contrasts, opposites, and rich variety lie within us. Yet at the same time each of us is a whole person, not a loosely knit set of vehicles. We integrate many strains within ourselves, and we as Atman, the Self, express through each of them."

4 "Every capacity and ability destined to evolve in future mankind already lies latent within each of us now. Every potential of the One, of the Divine Mind, is present from the beginning, only awaiting the proper time and setting to emerge into manifestation. We have untold potentialities within."

5 "Consciousness in the guise of the Divine Mind, the subjective side of nature, is the driving force behind evolution.'

6 "In its depths the life in all that exists IS the One Life."

7 "The universe…is a unified system, a mighty organism in which the inmost nucleus and pervading Spirit and Self is the one abiding Being." J. C. Chatterji

8 "In the depths of our consciousness we are one with the Essence which permeates all."

9 "The Self or Atman, as the Hindus call it, or the 'spirit' of the Christians…is never cut off from our transcendent roots in the pure Consciousness of the One."

10 "The great insights that have inspired mathematics, science, and philosophy, as well as the eternal beauty of great art, dramatically reveal the creative potential of the Divine Mind. But so, too, do our more humble everyday uses of mental faculties. We have a powerful inner urge toward order, toward perceiving harmonies and relationships, which we use everyday."

11 "There is a harmonious structure in the universe itself, as displayed by its parts, a wholeness revealed in relationships. Interactions, interdependence, coherence characterize the world of nature, in which separate beings and parts mesh together into meaningful patterns and wholes, as in the functions of the organs of the body."

12 "Like the learning curve plotted when a new skill is being mastered, there are steps up, falling back, leveling off, new steps forward, but the general direction is always upward. As 'Light on the Path' says, 'The soul of man is immortal and its future is the future of a thing whose growth and splendor has no limit.'"

13 "Instead of stressing distinctions and the isolation of things, we can look at them as parts connected to form an organic whole. When we expand our consciousness and focus on this rather than on our seeming isolation, we can begin to live more fully."

14 "The hexagons of the beehive and the turtle's shell, the ram's horn, the path of a moth all embody mathematical perfection."

15 "Universal Intelligence [is] the organizing, structuring principle at work behind nature, imposing order and purpose on the entire cosmic process."

16 "Matter in all its states is the vehicle which responds to the creative impulses of the Divine Mind."

17 "Because we can choose our inner feelings and thoughts, we have the possibility of self-control and self-direction. This gives us some control over our environment and our world. Our evolution is now self-induced, through our own decisions and efforts. Although the full development of self-consciousness and choice is not yet apparent, we are capable to some extent of choosing what we wish to express and be and what our world will be."

18 "The Divine Mind underlies our being. We are at all times linked to Universal Mind, an ever-present, lawful background, which supports us and gives us life from within."

19 "We can know the oneness behind all life, for such knowledge lies within us already, waiting to be actualized."

20 "Platonic and Pythagorean theory, which posits a mathematical basis for the physical world, offers clues as to the outworkings of the archetypes and the Divine Mind."

21 "The archetypes serve as blueprints to guide the growing forms. They are like the perfect song on a conceptual level which individual singers bring into being in their unique way."

22 "We glimpse the direction of human growth in such forerunners of the mainstream of mankind as Plato, Einstein, Leonardo, Jesus, Buddha. Geniuses in all fields throughout history not only leave us the heritage of their creative insights. They also reveal the possibilities of the human mind, possibilities all of us will one day unfold."

23 "Archetypes are reflected in the biological orders, families, genera, species, in the orders of crystals, in the bodily pattern of man."

24 "The whole of the divine potentiality is inherent everywhere, through evolution it slowly unfolds. The exquisite order of Divine Mind and its archetypes continually presses downward and outward to reveal itself more fully in ever more complex forms."

25 "The forms of nature are exteriorized representations of Divine Thought."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite