"Like knots spaced out along a cord, or like the folds into which a single curtain falls, or the eddies forming on one and the same surface, everything that moves and lives in the universe represents, in one particular aspect, the modifications of one and the same thing."
Writings in Time of War
(Pierre Teilhard deChardin)
"What, then is The One? It is what makes all things possible. Without it nothing would exist." Plotinus, 'Contemplation'
The Essential Plotinus
(Translated by Elmer O'Brien, S.J.)
“St. Augustine says: ‘God is a most simple being, and yet He works in a most manifold way, being all things in each single thing, and one in all of them together.” Blesed John Tauler (1300-1361), Dominican scholar
The Soul Afire, Revelations of the Mystics
(H. A. Reinhold, editor)
"As we realize our basic oneness with all life, we appreciate our differences more."
To Hear the Angels Sing
"Whether it is Blake losing himself in a knot in a piece of wood, Wordsworth in lines of curling mist or the figures of a shepherd and his dog, Shelley in the west wind, or Rilke in the bird flying through him and the tree growing within him – each and all of them were engaged in the task of reconciling the Knower and the Field, so that the perceiver and the perception might be one."
The Flame and the Light
(Hugh I'anson Fausset)
"Despite its denial by man, the fact of oneness remains. From that unity, that one Source, is derived the God-Self of man, the Inner Ruler Immortal. From and through that Immortal Self, Power from the One Source is flowing."
"The One is none other than the All, the All none other than the One. Take your stand on this, and the rest will follow of its own accord." Seng Ts'an, 'Trust in the Heart'
The World's Religions
"Pythagoras appears to have taught the unity of God, whom he regarded as one omnipresent Spirit from whom our spirits emanated."
An Introduction to Philosophy
"The One Mind, the cosmic focus of consciousness, is all-in-all; there is nothing other than it, no thought other than its thought, no object or universe independent of it."
The Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation
(W. Y. Evans-Wentz, compiler and editor)