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1 "Beyond all conception, the universal light shines forth. It is the great One, smaller than the smallest, farther than the farthest, nearer than the nearest. The wise know It resting deep within." Mundaka Upanishad The Upanishads, selections translated by Alistair Shearer and Peter Russell (Alistair Shearer and Peter Russell, translators)

2 "A genuine love for the rest of creation comes from the personal experience of oneness with the rest of creation, the awareness that, at the deepest level, the Self and the world are one." The Global Brain, Speculations on the Evolutionary Leap to Planetary Consciousness (Peter Russell)

3 "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)

4 "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.)

5 “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)

6 "The universe [is] held firm in the One unfolding Presence." The Origins of Pagan and Christian Beliefs (Edward Carpenter)

7 "There is but one Life permeating all forms." Esoteric Healing (Alice A. Bailey)

8 "There is but the One Mind (or Consciousness)." The Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation (W. Y. Evans-Wentz, compiler and editor)

9 "We are all beautifully interwoven into a single consciousness." Daphne Rose Kingma, 'A Profound Infusion of Love' The Fabric of the Future (M. J. Ryan, editor)

10 "Blessed are the consistent in heart; they shall contemplate the One." Neil Douglas-Klotz, 'Prayers of the Cosmos' Son of Man, The Mystical Path to Christ (Andrew Harvey)

11 "You and the Source are One. All separation is illusion. So know your Self and be free." Reflections of an Elder Brother: Awakening from the Dream (Mary-Margaret Moore)

12 "As we realize our basic oneness with all life, we appreciate our differences more." To Hear the Angels Sing (Dorothy Maclean)

13 "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)

14 "Our spirit inherently understands that we are all one – with other people and our universe." Invisible Acts of Power: Personal Choices That Create Miracles (Caroline Myss)

15 "Direct experience of the One Reality is itself the One Teacher." The Alternative Gospel (John Baldock)

16 "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." Basic Theosophy (Geoffrey Hodson)

17 "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 (Huston Smith)

18 "Out of one in all is all." The Secret Teachings of All Ages (Manly P. Hall)

19 "He is one, the lord and innermost Self of all; of one form, he makes of himself many forms." Katha Upanishad Seven Paths to God, The Ways of the Mystic (Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.)

20 "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 (Jacques Maritain)

21 "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)

22 "All Nature wears one universal grin." Henry Fielding (1707-1754), 'Tom Thumb', act I, sc. 1 Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 16th edition (John Bartlett)

23 “The reality is that all things are contained beforehand in and are embraced by the One in its capacity as an inherent unity.” Pseudo-Dionysius, The Complete Works (John Farina, Editor-in-Chief)

24 "All living things fit together into a single pattern." The Web of Life (John H. Storer)

25 "We have heard repeatedly the term 'One World'. Events seem to be shaping themselves into a creation of a 'one world' consciousness." Rediscovering the Angels (Flower A. Newhouse)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite