All existence, visible and invisible, is a unity in diversity. The source of this unity is called the One Life, and it is what we ultimately are. This Theosophical teaching has many implications, and they are given throughout H.P.B.’s The Secret Doctrine and other writings. We will explore some of those implications with emphasis on the Pāramitā Path given in The Voice of the Silence. We will see that what seems inconceivably abstract is intimately connected with practical thought and action for those seeking to live a Theosophical life.


Elton Hall taught philosophy and religious studies at several universities and colleges for 30 years. He encountered Theosophy in 1967 and joined the United Lodge of Theosophists, Santa Barbara, California. He now lives in Ithaca, New York, and is a member of the board of the International Theosophical Conference.