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American Theosophist, The
Dora Kunz, Executive Editor
Science and the ancient tradition is the subject of this issue

1 "Acknowledging the mathematically elegant intellectual integrity of eternally regenerative Universe is one way of identifying God." Buckminster Fuller, 'Theology Versus Science: Regarding Some Familiar and Not-So-Familiar Cosmic Principles'

2 "See yourself in others, then whom can you hurt? What harm can you do? The Dhammapada: The Sayings of the Buddha

3 "This I certainly believe: that now it is necessary for our survival to have an ecological awareness, a notion of the inter-dependence of all phenomena, the notion of the sisterhood and brotherhood between all people." Fritjof Capra, 'Spirituality and Social Values'

4 "Individual consciousness is identical with the consciousness of the All, in essence. Or, as Krishna says to Arjuna (who symbolizes an awakening individual consciousness), 'know me as the Knower of the Field of all fields.' (Bhagavad Gita 13:2)" Ravi Ravindra, 'Science and the Mystery of Silence'

5 "One Nature, perfect and pervading, circulates in all natures. One reality, all-comprehensive, contains within itself all realities." Larry Dossy, M.D., 'Ancient Messages in Modern Science'

6 "The ordinary way of dividing the world into subject-object terms is illusory. At bottom, the perceiver and the perceived are one." Larry Dossey, M.D., 'Ancient Messages in Modern Science'

7 "Imagine! Two particles, once in contact, separated even to the ends of the universe, change instantaneously when a change in one of them occurs!" Larry Dossey, M.D., 'Ancient Messages in Modern Science'

8 "(Albert) Einstein knew much of this quality of oneness, and drew his strength from it." Larry Dossey, M.D., 'Ancient Messages in Modern Science'

9 "Ancient traditions – Buddhism, Hinduism, and others – have consistently shown that the unity of man and universe is a fundamental criterion for our existence."

10 "The entire universe has to be thought of as an unbroken whole. In this whole, each element that we can abstract in thought shows basic properties that depend on its overall environment, in a way that is much more reminiscent of how the organs constituting living beings are related, than it is of how parts of a machine interact." David Bohm, 'Wholeness and the Implicate Order'

11 "Ultimately, the entire universe has to be understood as a single undivided whole." David Bohm, 'Wholeness and the Implicate Order'

12 "Each part of the universe contains enough information to reconstitute the whole. The form and structure of the entire world is enfolded within each part." Larry Dossey, M.D., 'Ancient Messages in Modern Science'

13 "Synchronicity hints at the unified world behind the illusory veil of the material universe." Roger S. Jones, associate professor of physics at the University of Minnesota, 'Time and Time Again'

14 "How do I know the ways of all things at the Beginning? By what is within me." Tao Te Ching

15 "An invisible wholeness unites the objects that are given birth in the universe." Larry Dossey, M.D., 'Ancient Messages in Modern Science'

16 "Oneness and unity is an intrinsic quality of the world." Larry Dossey, M.D., 'Ancient Messages in Modern Science'

17 "Just as there is an underlying unity behind all natural entities and processes, all having arisen from common subtle matter obeying the same laws, there is an underlying unity behind all the knowing selves or consciousness." Ravi Ravindra, 'Science and the Mystery of Silence'

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite