"The condensation and differentiation of the One Body as many is the Divine Incarnations among sentient beings." W. Y. Evans-Wentz, introduction
Tibetan Book of the Dead
(W Y Evans-Wentz, translator)
"There is one being – God – whose essence is identical with His existence. Thus, all other beings are like God in that they exist."
(Avery R. Dulles, James M. Demske, Robert J. O'Connell)
"The divinity is One reality which, because of our manner of seeing it, appears in different hypostases which are perfect in themselves."
The Unity of Reality
"A gardener or farmer plants his seeds underground and, in due course, the new plants appear and complete their cycle of growth, which is generally consummated in the production of more seeds. The One Life, the One Law and the One Energy, to which the name 'God' has been given, would seem similarly to provide for the innermost selves of humanity the conditions necessary for the germination and development of their limitless, but at first seed-like deific powers. These conditions have some analogy with those provided for the seed of a plant when it is planted in the soil."
"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)
"The one who is wise takes his stand upon the beautiful orderliness of the world. He moves in accordance with the one constitution of all things." Lao-Tse
Men Who Have Walked With God
"This belief that our world is one indivisible thing is held by modern scientists today, and they come very near to proving it also – at least nothing ever happens to create a doubt of its truth….the world of our experience is in some way one."
The Glorious Presence
(Ernest E. Wood)
"If we are enlightened by the contemplation of and knowledge of the One we are enabled to be unified, to achieve a truly divine oneness and it will never happen that we succumb to that fragmentation…which is the source of hostility between equals."
Pseudo-Dionysius, The Complete Works
(John Farina, Editor-in-Chief)
"The great unitary vision of the Vedic sage made him capable of conceiving a oneness to which all aspects converged; all things, working toward greater harmony of the whole." Jeanine Miller, 'The Relevance of the Vedas to Modern Man'
The American Theosophist
"Granted that there are countless individuals, at last is everything one, and the recognition of this unity forms the goal and end of all philosophy and natural research." Giordano Bruno, 'De la Causa', Dialogue 4
"From the One Life formless and uncreate, proceeds the Universe of lives."
The Secret Doctrine
(Helena P. Blavatsky)
"I am perceiving everyone, including myself, as an awakening being who is here to claim his or her birthright to the higher consciousness..of unconditional love and oneness."
Handbook to Higher Consciousness
(Ken Keyes, Jr.)
"As the one fire has entered the world and become corresponding in form to every form, so the one interior Self of all things corresponds in form to every form, and yet is beyond." Katha Upanishad, 5.9
The Flight of the Wild Gander
"'I covet nothing – but One.' You ought to have the meaning of these words in your intention and soul's habit always."
Toward A Perfect Love
"We who dwell on this earth belong to one humanity; There is but one God, and we are His children." Sant Darshan Singh, 'The Cry of the Soul'
Experiencing the Soul
(Eliot Jay Rosen, editor)
"The whole universe is one reality, and that reality is pure consciousness. Pure consciousness is absolute existence. It is One that is not followed by a Second." Chandogya Upanishad
Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire
"If all of us saw ourselves as One, it would create a new ethic for our species and a new way of life on our planet."
What God Wants
(Neale Donald Walsch)
"Ten thousand 'consciousnesses' are at play at the same time; nevertheless, there is only one Consciousness."
(R. A. Schwaller deLubicz)
"Our unity with the world-being is the consciousness of a Self which at one and the same time cosmicises in the world and individualizes through the individual, and both in that world-being and in this individual being and in all individual beings it is aware of the same Self manifesting and experiencing its various manifestations."
A Greater Psychology, An Introduction to Sri Aurobindo's Psychological Thought
(Sri Aurobindo, edited by A. S. Dalal)
"Thou art I, I am Thou….Knowing, Knower, Known, as One!" Paramahansa Yogananda, 'Samadhi'
Autobiography of a Yogi
"The Arabic word 'islam' means 'submission', or to be more precise 'the surrender of one's whole being, to the Divine Unity, to the Oneness that is God."
The Essence of Sufism
"We are all, in our consciousness, one. And we're one with the totality and potentially omniscient." Joseph Campbell
The Hero's Journey
(Phil Cousineau, editor)
"Matter and spirit, as we know them in our universe, are not two separate substances, set side by side and differing in nature. They are two distinct aspects of one single cosmic stuff and there is between them no conflict to baffle our intelligence." Pierre Leroy, S.J., foreword
The Divine Milieu
(Pierre Teilhard deChardin)
"Vishnu is one, and yet He is certainly all-pervading. By His inconceivable potency, in spite of His one form, He is present everywhere." The Vedas
Bhagavad-Gita As It Is
(A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
"Substance is one." Amos Bronson Alcott (1799-1888), American Transcendentalist lecturer and writer
A Treasury of Philosophy, Vol. 1
(Dagobert D. Runes, editor)
"Increasingly, we need to make our decisions from the larger perspective provided by serving the One Life." William Metzger, 'Choosing: Karma & Kharma in the 21st Century'
Karma, Rhythmic Return to Harmony
(V. Hanson, R. Stewart & S. Nicholson, editors)
"Within the cosmos all the elements are dependent upon one another ontologically, in the ascending order of their true being (which means of their consciousness); and the entire cosmos, as one complete whole, is held up, 'informed', by the powerful energy of a higher, and unique, Monad which gives to everything below itself its definitive intelligibility and its definitive power of action and reaction."
Science and Christ
(Pierre Teilhard deChardin)
"We have to come to a point when we truly feel the oneness, the unity in all the aspects of our lives." Sun Bear (Native American elder), 'The Shaman and The Medicine Wheel'
Ancient Wisdom, Modern Insight
"Human reason, if it will, may perceive or conclude that there is a God, and that He is one. This truth it can confirm by innumerable things in the visible world. For the universe is as a theatre on which the testimony that there is a God, and that He is one, is continually set forth."
A Compendium of the Theological Writings of Emanuel Swedenborg
(Samuel M. Warren, compiler)
"The atom is, in many ways, seen to behave as much like a wave as a particle. It can perhaps best be regarded as a poorly defined cloud, dependednt for its particular form on the whole environment, including the observing instrument…Both observer and observed are merging and interpenetrating aspects of one whole reality, which is indivisible." Fritjof Capra, 'The Tao of Physics'
The Unfolding Self: Varieties of Transformative Experience
“All the evidence seems to tell us that all of nature does indeed function by virtue of one fundamental force.”
The Secret Power of Music
"All life is one, and all its manifestations with which we have had contact are climbing the ladder of evolution." Lord Hugh Dowding (1882-1970), British Air Chief Marshal, speech delivered before the House of Lords, July 18, 1957
Reincarnation: The Phoenix Fire Mystery
"A river passes through many countries and each claims it for its own. But there is only one river." Sheikh Ragip Frager, 'Love is the Wine: Talks of a Sufi Master'
The Coming of the Cosmic Christ
"God's Idea, from which infinite numbers of things follow in infinite ways, can be one only." 'Nature and the Origin of the Mind', Proposition 4
"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 deepest we can reach into our exploration of the unconscious mind is the layer where man is no longer a distinct individual, but where his mind widens out and merges into the mind of mankind – where we are all one." C. G. Jung, 'The Symbolic Life'
Calling the Circle: The First and Future Culture
"This whole essence is but one thing only, like the mind of a man. Even as he is in soul and body, so also is this whole essence." Jacob Boehme
"There is a teleological message contained in the image of the spiral; for it moves in successively opposite directions towards the ultimate expression of both the infinitely expanded and the infinitely contracted. The spiral is constantly approaching these two incomprehensible aspects of the ultimate reality, and therefore symbolizes a universe moving toward the perfect singularity from which it arose." Robert Lawlor, 'Ancient Temple Architecture'
Homage to Pythagoras, Rediscovering Sacred Science
(Christopher Bamford, editor)
"The universe is a uni-verse, there is nothing else: it is one-only….and everything is connected to everything else."
(R. A. Schwaller deLubicz)
"The need of the world is for a conscious turning to God, to know that there is one life from One Source."
To Hear the Angels Sing
"Men and women of many different periods, races, and religions have felt themselves to have entered in varying degrees into a mystical Union in which they knew the Manifold as the One; and they have attempted to recount what they then realised."
The Manifold and The One
"The history of nature has to do not just with individual, finite, imminently perishable being, but with an imperishable basis of all that can be seen, which unites it all and gives it soul. It teaches a love which loves in all things, a universal soul which sets everything, even that which is most remote and apart, in a living interplay that gives to all that can be seen, from the firmament of heaven to the ephemeral insect, one rhythm of time and law of life." G. H. Schubert, 'Allgemeine Naturegeschichte', 4
Modern Esoteric Spirituality
(Antoine Faivre and Jacob Needleman, editors)
"The One, transcendent to all differentiation and form, is the source of all." Elmer O'Brien, S.J., translator
The Essential Plotinus
(Translated by Elmer O'Brien, S.J.)
"Meister Eckhart, the thirteenth-century Christian mystic, noted his experience that: 'All that man has here externally in multiplicity is intrinsically One. Here all blades of grass, wood and stone, all things are One. This is the deepest depth…'. And Henry Suso, a German Dominican, wrote: 'All creatures…are the same life, the same essence, the same power, the same one and nothing less.' What these mystics seem to be saying is that 'at the deepest level of my being I am of the same essence as you and the same as the rest of the universe. We are all of this same essence, and I experience my Self as such. This is what we are…this is our deepest level of identity.'"
The Global Brain, Speculations on the Evolutionary Leap to Planetary Consciousness