"Nothing is to be seen but a ground which rests upon itself, everywhere one Being, one Life."
"He is boundless the Vedas proclaim. He is in eighteen hundred worlds the Muslim texts say. The Reality behind forms is one and the same." Guru Nanak (1469-1539), Indian disciple of Kabir, 'Hymns of Guru Nanak'
The Quotable Spirit
(Peter Lorie and Manuela D Mascetti, editors)
"Whoever in Love's city enters, finds but room for One, and but in One-ness, Union." Jalalu'd Din, 'Wisdom of the East Series'
"The real is ONE. It is a unity, non-dual and whole."
"An Orphic teaching runs, 'One is the Self Begotten, and all things were derived from this same one.' The Egyptians called God 'Ua Neter', the One God." C. R. F. Seymour, contemporary esotericist
Angels and Mortals, Their Co-Creative Power
(Maria Parisen, compiler)
"God is in an absolute sense one." St. Maximos the Confessor, 'First Century on Theology'
The Philokalia, volume 2
(various authors, compiled by St. Nikodimos of the Holy Mountain)
"Between God and man alone there is no difference, no separation, but Oneness." Meister Eckhart
Men Who Have Walked With God
"Many modern discoveries help man to apprehend the cosmos as a varied expression of one power – light, guided by divine intelligence." Paramahansa Yogananda
Mandala, Luminous Symbols for Healing
(Judith Cornell, Ph.D.)
"One: Symbolic of being and of the revelation of the spiritual essence. It is the active principle which, broken into fragments, gives rise to multiplicity, and is to be equated with the mystic Centre, the Irradiating Point and the Supreme Power. It also stands for spiritual unity – the common basis between all beings."
A Dictionary of Symbols
(J. E. Cirlot)
"No manifested thing can be thought of except as part of a larger whole: the total aggregate being the One manifested Universe."
The Secret Doctrine
(Helena P. Blavatsky)
"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."
"Even as time is, in its essentiality, beginningless and endless duration, incapable of division into past, present, and future, so space is dimensionless, and divisionless, and non-existent apart from the One Mind."
The Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation
(W. Y. Evans-Wentz, compiler and editor)
"Though the proliferations of living matter are vast and manifold, they never lose their solidarity. A continuous adjustment co-adapts them from without. A profound equilibrium gives them balance within. Taken in its totality, the living substance spread over the earth – from the very first stages of its evolution – traces the lineaments of one single and gigantic organism."
The Phenomenon of Man
(Pierre Teilhard deChardin)
"Deep ecology is supported by modern science…but it is rooted in a perception of reality that goes beyond the scientific framework to an intuitive awareness of the oneness of all life, the interdependence of its multiple manifestations and its cycles of change and transformation." Fritjof Capra, 'The Turning Point'
As Above, So Below: Paths to Spiritual Renewal in Daily Life
(Ronald S. Miller and the editors of New Age Journal)
"As the smallest grain of dust is bound up with our entire solar system, drawn along with it in that undivided movement….so all organized beings, from the humblest to the highest, from the first origins of life to the time in which we are, and in all places as in all times, do but evidence a single impulsion." Henri Bergson (1859-1941), professor at College de France
A Treasury of Philosophy, Vol. 1
(Dagobert D. Runes, editor)
"Every man whose heart is no longer shaken by any doubt, knows with certainty that there is no being save only One." Muhammed Shabistari (written 1317)
Wisdom for Life
(Lynette Evans, editor)
"'For there is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars, for one star differs from another star in glory' (1 Cor. 15:41); and yet all of them shine in a single divine firmament." St. Gregory of Sinai, 'On Commandments and Doctrines'
The Philokalia, volume 4
(various authors, compiled by St. Nikodimos and St. Makarios)