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1 "Venerable Ones, get to know the One who plays with these shadows. He is the original source of all the Buddhas. Knowing him, wherever you are is home." Zen Master Rinzai The Atman Project (Ken Wilber)

2 "You must understand the mystery of oneness whereby a thread of contact between each life and its Source serves to connect all who live to one great central switchboard." Saint Germain on Alchemy (Mark L. and Elizabeth Clare Prophet)

3 "The grandiose concept of cooperative oneness [is] charged with the power of love and freedom unbounded." Saint Germain on Alchemy (Mark L. and Elizabeth Clare Prophet)

4 "Spirit is one…Let the temples of individual lives, the temples of the world, and the varying religions of the world learn to understand this cardinal truth that they may cease in their warrings and begin to express universal compassion." Saint Germain's Prophecy for the New Millennium (Elizabeth Clare Prophet)

5 "Remember, every thought we think takes us and others around us either straight to heaven (an awareness of our oneness) or straight to hell (the ego's state of separation)." The Gift of Change, Spiritual Guidance for a Radically New Life (Marianne Williamson)

6 "There is no separation OF anything, FROM anything. There is only Unity. There is only Oneness." Communion with God (Neale Donald Walsch)

7 “Plato maintained that the One is All-Being.” Lectures on Ancient Philosophy (Manly P. Hall)

8 "A single consciousness, an all-encompassing wisdom, pervades the universe." The Hidden Face of God: How Science Reveals the Ultimate Truth (Gerald L. Schroeder, Ph.D.)

9 "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)

10 "Deity is one and all are manifestations of the One." The Mystery Religions and Christianity (Samuel Angus)

11 "The One who speaks to us is not far away – by no means. He is more present to us than we are to ourselves." Centering Prayer, Renewing an Ancient Christian Prayer Form (M. Basil Pennington, O.C.S.O.)

12 "God, the Master and Maker and Encompasser of all, is both One and all things;…for the whole which is made up of all things is one." Hermetica (Walter Scott, translator)

13 "That which is neither Spirit nor matter – that is It – the Causeless Cause of Spirit and Matter, which are the Cause of Kosmos. And That we call the One Life or the Intra-Cosmic Breath." The Secret Doctrine (Helena P. Blavatsky)

14 "In reality, there is but one spirit." Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception, or Christian Occult Science (Max Heindel)

15 "Under it all we are the One Light of Buddha Nature." Turning Toward the Mystery: A Seeker's Journey (Stephen Levine)

16 "Latent spiritual intelligence is our human birthright, waiting to be uncovered. It is the one tool that is indispensable if we are to solve our manifold problems. The fruit of this intelligence is the realization that we are one Self." Translators The Upanishads, selections translated by Alistair Shearer and Peter Russell (Alistair Shearer and Peter Russell, translators)

17 "One of the main necessities…at this time is to endeavour to think in terms of the one Reality." A Treatise on White Magic (Alice A. Bailey)

18 "In last analysis, somehow or other, there must be a single energy operating in the world." The Phenomenon of Man (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

19 "A unity pervades and underlies all existence. This is the meaning of 'the Eternal is One' (Old Testament, Deut. 6:4)." The Hidden Face of God: How Science Reveals the Ultimate Truth (Gerald L. Schroeder, Ph.D.)

20 "We know enough now to state unequivocally that everything is connected, that we are all part of one another and everything each of us does affects the rest of the planet. We are also blessed with communication and transportation technologies that shrink the globe and bring together minds and bodies in ways that illuminate the unity of our diverse species. Most of all, we have the spiritual technologies to make Oneness a conscious reality not just an abstract idea, and to make kindness and compassion a felt experience not just a noble aspiration." Making Peace With God, A Practical Guide (Harold Bloomfield, M.D. & Philip Goldberg, Ph.D.)

21 "Scientists are now beginning to recognize a oneness that lies beyond all perceived reality. The oneness is God, and our beingness lies within it." A Return to Love, Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles (Marianne Williamson)

22 "God is 'the One without a second' (Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 4.5.15)." Heaven, The Heart's Deepest Longing (Peter Kreeft)

23 "If I deny the oneness of man, I deny the oneness of God. Therefore I affirm both. Without a belief in human unity, I am hungry and incomplete." Norman Cousins, American editor Spiritual Literacy, Reading the Sacred in Everyday Life (Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat)

24 "Just as the figments of a dream derive from the life energy of one dreamer, representing only fluid splittings and complications of that single force, so do all the forms of all the worlds, whether terrestrial or divine, reflect the universal force of a single inscrutable mystery: the power that constructs the atom and controls the orbits of the stars." Hero With A Thousand Faces (Joseph Campbell)

25 "You must know that divinity is undivided." Symeon the Younger (949-1022), mystic of the Eastern Church The Soul Afire, Revelations of the Mystics (H. A. Reinhold, editor)

26 "The One is the midpoint of the circle." Collected Works (Carl Jung)

27 "Broader awareness comes by recognizing our oneness with all aspects of life." The Findhorn Garden: Pioneering a New Vision of Man and Nature in Cooperation (The Findhorn Community)

28 "The sacred truth is that All Is One….It carries the message that we are connected to all of life and that every choice we make and every belief we hold exerts influence upon the whole of life." Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing (Caroline Myss)

29 "Life is One." A Course in Miracles - A Gift For All Mankind (Tara Singh)

30 "Joy is the realization of onenes, the oneness of our soul with the world and of the world-soul with the supreme love." Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), Indian poet The Quotable Spirit (Peter Lorie and Manuela D Mascetti, editors)

31 "Man and cosmos hold a dialogue in which the One grows in one, and one evolves in the One." Tarot Revelations (Joseph Campbell & Richard Roberts)

32 "Basically, everything is one. There is no way in which you draw a line between things. What we normally do is to make these subdivisions, but they're not real." Barbara McClintock, geneticist Turbulent Mirror (John Briggs and F. David Peat)

33 "The Big Idea is that We Are All One." Tomorrow's God, Our Greatest Spiritual Challenge (Neale Donald Walsch)

34 "There is One Reality, the Unmanifested-Manifested. Ever-existent, He is Naam (Conscious Spirit), the Creator, pervading all." Guru Nanak (1469-1539), Indian disciple of Kabir, 'Psalms and Devotions' The Quotable Spirit (Peter Lorie and Manuela D Mascetti, editors)

35 "Intuition is integral knowledge. The vision it gives is the vision of the whole, a unified, synoptic vision of reality, in which the inner and outer, the one and the many, the individual and the universal, are perceived as one." Chari, 'Vedantic Mysticism' Ancient Wisdom, Modern Insight (Shirley Nicholson)

36 "God is absolute knowledge, absolute wisdom, absolute love. By one thousand names He is known, but is only One." A Book of Angels (Sophy Burnham)

37 "Considered in its physical, concrete reality, the stuff of the universe cannot divide itself but, as a kind of gigantic 'atom', it forms in its totality…the only real indivisible." The Phenomenon of Man (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

38 "Your real being is everything you are now looking at….you are literally one with all manifestation, one with the universe." Grace and Grit: Spirituality and Healing in the Life and Death of Treya Killam Wilber (Ken Wilber)

39 "And your God is one God, there is no God but The One, the Compassionate, the Merciful." The Koran, Surah 2 Seven Paths to God, The Ways of the Mystic (Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.)

40 "The sense of oneness is evident from the following descriptions. In the Book of Wisdom, Sophia 'reaches mightily from end to end of the earth' (8:1) and…is praised because 'Though she is but one, she can do all things' (7:27). In the aretalogies of Isis we read, 'I am Isis, sole ruler forever, and I oversee the ends of the sea and the earth. I have authority, and though I am but one I oversee them.' (Cyrene 4)." Dancing in the Flames, The Dark Goddess in the Transformation of Consciousness (Marion Woodman and Elinor Dickson)

41 "Remember, there's only one of us here: What we give to others, we give to ourselves. What we withhold from others, we withhold from ourselves." A Return to Love, Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles (Marianne Williamson)

42 "God is absolutely One – in fact, Oneness." Mysticism and Ecumenism (Robley Edward Whitson)

43 "We are vessels containing the Holy One." Spiritual Literacy, Reading the Sacred in Everyday Life (Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat)

44 "That One Alone becomes manifest…as all the exuberant variety and richness of individuality everywhere apparent throughout Nature." Basic Theosophy (Geoffrey Hodson)

45 "We are part of the One, never apart from the One Life." Ancient Wisdom, Modern Insight (Shirley Nicholson)

46 "Only through awakening to the oneness of one's true Self with the Eternal, does liberation come." Sankaracharya, 'The Crest Jewel of Wisdom' Reincarnation: The Phoenix Fire Mystery (Cranston/Head, editors)

47 "The one 'I Am' at the heart of creation, You are the light of life." Shvetashvatara Upanishad The Upanishads, selections translated by Alistair Shearer and Peter Russell (Alistair Shearer and Peter Russell, translators)

48 "In many of the contexts the statement, 'Life is One', is meant to convey that life is a consciousness animating all forms." The Cosmic Womb, An Interpretation of Man's Relationship to the Infinite (Arthur W. Osborn)

49 "A genuine, unconditional, and universal love stems from the personal experience of being at one with the rest of humanity and the rest of creation. It is this experience that is needed before the vision of an ideal society can be fulfilled." The Global Brain, Speculations on the Evolutionary Leap to Planetary Consciousness (Peter Russell)

50 "Wisdom knows that behind the Many is the One." Ken Wilber, 'Sex, Ecology and Spirituality' Shadows of the Sacred: Seeing Through Spiritual Illusions (Frances Vaughan, Ph.D.)

51 "The Kosmos is ever one, and is a living and ever-living being." Hermetica (Walter Scott, translator)

52 "The Wisdom Tradition holds that there is but one inexhaustible source of reality from which all things come and apart from which nothing is." John Algeo, 'Dark Angels' Angels and Mortals, Their Co-Creative Power (Maria Parisen, compiler)

53 "The 'neshama' [the soul] looks at each potential act and quietly asks, will this act move me closer to or further from the joy of touching the oneness of creation?" The Hidden Face of God: How Science Reveals the Ultimate Truth (Gerald L. Schroeder, Ph.D.)

54 "Christianity, Hinduism, Kabbalah, alchemy…all admitted the existence of a unique 'ubiquitous agent', flowing through everything and from which everything issued. In other words, they already knew that matter was one and living." Francoise Bonardel, 'Alchemical Esotericism and the Hermeneutics of Culture' Modern Esoteric Spirituality (Antoine Faivre and Jacob Needleman, editors)

55 "The Laws of the universe are the modes of expression, the life impulses and the way of existence or activity of the One in Whom we live and move and have our being." The Rays and The Initiations (Alice A. Bailey)

56 "The Lord is One. All that exists, good and evil, justice and injustice, has its source in this fathomless and unutterable unity. All the powers of heaven and hell arise out of the One and serve it, each in its own way. We may not be able to understand how or why this should be, but so it is." Inner Christianity, A Guide to the Esoteric Tradition (Richard Smoley)

57 "All is one life." To Hear the Angels Sing (Dorothy Maclean)

58 "Through the steadfast practice of Mindfulness we may centre ourselves in this Oneness in which the light of insight scatters the shadows of external discrimination, and differences no longer divide, but enrich and unite." The Flame and the Light (Hugh I'anson Fausset)

59 "In the language of alchemy – 'there is but one vessel and but one matter.'" A New Encyclopedia of Freemasonry (Arthur Edward Waite)

60 "Diverse entities…have emerged from an original One in whom they can and eventually must be reabsorbed or reintegrated." Occult Preparations for a New Age (Dane Rudhyar)

61 "The homogeneous is the cause of the heterogeneous, unity produces diversity, the One is responsible for the many." The Light of the Soul (Alice A. Bailey)

62 "Try to see this world and the personalities of men as vehicles for the Divine Presence and the Divine Life, remembering also: All are but parts of one stupendous whole." Basic Theosophy (Geoffrey Hodson)

63 "God is Love because He is completely One, Oneness Itself." Mysticism and Ecumenism (Robley Edward Whitson)

64 "God is One and All." The Child Within Us Lives!, A Synthesis of Science, Religion and Metaphysics (William Samuel)

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

66 "We Are All One. There is great peace in that, and great comfort. My peace I give to you. Peace be with you." Communion with God (Neale Donald Walsch)

67 "I accomplish everything through the Good One, for this is the union of the truth." The Second Treatise of the Great Seth (early Christian Gnostic text) The Other Bible (Willis Barnstone, editor)

68 "Let the oneness grow in your awareness." The Findhorn Garden: Pioneering a New Vision of Man and Nature in Cooperation (The Findhorn Community)

69 "There is only one fundamental energy or force in the universe." Visions and Prophecies for a New Age (Mark A. Thurston, Ph.D.)

70 "From the day when we beheld thee, from the day when we heard thy word, our hearts were filled with peace. We believed in thee, Good One, we beheld thy light and shall not forget thee." The Ginza (Mandaean Scripture) Gnosticism: New Light on the Ancient Tradition of Inner Knowing (Stephan A. Hoeller)

71 "To divide or multiply consciousness is something meaningless. In all the world, there is no kind of framework within which we can find consciousness in the plural; this is simply something we construct because of the spatio-temporal plurality of individuals, but it is a false conception." Erwin Schrodinger, 'My View of the World' The Flight of the Wild Gander (Joseph Campbell)

72 "All the principles of human reason unite and as it were concentre in the idea that God is one." A Compendium of the Theological Writings of Emanuel Swedenborg (Samuel M. Warren, compiler)

73 "We are a means of expression for the eternal and infinite I AM, the Spirit; the dynamic flow of energy, the all-encompassing motivating force that Is the One Reality." The Alternative Gospel (John Baldock)

74 "In the self the one is also the many, and the many are all comprised in the one." Aurora Consurgens (Marie Louise vonFranz)

75 "As God's essence is indivisible, so also nature itself, which is His emanation into the world, is in every respect one single form and indivisible in itself." Robert Fludd, Western Esoteric Masters Series (William Huffman, editor)

76 "There is but One Life and Law: and he that worketh it is One. Nothing is inner, nothing is outer; nothng is great, nothing is small; nothing is high, nothing is low, in the Divine Economy." Hermetic Axiom As Above, So Below: Paths to Spiritual Renewal in Daily Life (Ronald S. Miller and the editors of New Age Journal)

77 "On innate divinity is the brotherhood of all people based – one life, one glory which shall be revealed, and one divine relationship." The Reappearance of the Christ (Alice A. Bailey)

78 "Our own deep truth is at one with that of all being." The Inner Reaches of Outer Space, Metaphor as Myth and as Religion (Joseph Campbell)

79 "A New Spirituality is emerging upon the earth, and the idea of Oneness is at its core." What God Wants (Neale Donald Walsch)

80 “All things are one in reality and in essence.” Lectures on Ancient Philosophy (Manly P. Hall)

81 "The One desires to return to unity from multiplicity." Richard Roberts Tarot Revelations (Joseph Campbell & Richard Roberts)

82 "The One Life is THAT which is everywhere without limit, ever-existing without beginning or end, and – though words inevitably fail – ever-inclusive, implying that there is nowhere and no time at whch it does not exist." Call to the Heights, Guidance on the Pathway to Self-illumination (Geoffrey Hodson)

83 "The world is built up of thousands of differing rates of vibrations, all these having their origin in the One original vibration of the mind of the Creator." The Finding of the Third Eye (Vera Stanley Alder)

84 "The Way of One – there is none other." Miraculous Living (Rabbi Shoni Labowitz)

85 "The I AM, the One, is the 'Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.'" The Alternative Gospel (John Baldock)

86 "Attaining harmony with the Source happens naturally when we are in relationship with it, a relationship characterized by the deepest sense of oneness." The Mystic Hours, A Daybook of Interspiritual Wisdom & Devotion (Wayne Teasdale)

87 "The One is the perfect chord of Being, of infinite melodious concords, all turned to a single note, in which Life and Wisdom and Bliss are blended into one keynote of Existence." The Ancient Wisdom (Annie Besant)

88 "One Force in every place, though manifold. I am the Sacrifice. I am the Prayer. I am the Funeral Cake set for the dead. I am the healing herb. I am the ghee, the Mantra, and the flame, and that which burns. I am, of all this boundless Universe, the Father, Mother, Ancestor and Guard." Bhagavad Gita, Book 9 Wisdom for Life (Lynette Evans, editor)

89 "The one divine Principle, the nameless That of the Vedas, is the universal Total." The Secret Doctrine (Helena P. Blavatsky)

90 The One remains, the many change and pass." Percy Bysshe Shelley, 'Adonais' Encyclopedia of Religious Quotations (Frank S Mead, editor)

91 "The one ever becomes many and the many are ever reunited with and in the one. This process constitutes wholeness." Beatrice Bruteau, 'The Unknown Goddess' The Goddess Re-Awakening: The Feminine Principle Today (Shirley Nicholson, Compiler)

92 "We need to realize our essential oneness with nature, not just with our intellect and reason but with our feelings and with our souls. It must become an undeniable part of our reality." The Global Brain, Speculations on the Evolutionary Leap to Planetary Consciousness (Peter Russell)

93 "One can no more know oneself or the oneness of all things without knowing the anguish of myriads who are part of that web of life, and responding to their anguish as though to one's own, than one could act in a play and ignore all the other actors in their parts." Theosophy, A Modern Expression of the Wisdom of the Ages (Robert Ellwood)

94 "As the web issues from the spider, as little sparks proceed from fire, so from the one soul proceed all breathing animals, all worlds, all the gods, and all beings." Brihad-Aranyaka Upanishad A Parliament of Souls, In Search of Global Spirituality (Michael Tobias, Jane Morrison, Bettina Gray, editors)

95 "Reality is one." The Way Things Are (Huston Smith, edited by Phil Cousineau)

96 “One is all, and by it all, and for it all.” Alchemical saying Arcana Mundi (Georg Luck)

97 "There's only oneness." Karunamayi, Hindu spiritual mother Spiritual Genius, The Mastery of Life's Meaning (Winifred Gallagher)

98 "The impact of one encounter has the power to bring us to holy relationship with everyone in the world, because Life is One and Love, indivisible." A Course in Miracles - A Gift For All Mankind (Tara Singh)

99 "We should learn to behold the manifold in the One." The Human Adventure, Contemplation for Everyman (William McNamara, O.C.D.)

100 "There is in the universe only one single individuality (one single monad), that of the whole." Writings in Time of War (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite