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Oneness: Great Principles Shared By All Religions
Jeffrey Moses
Beneath the seeming differences in the world religions lies a pool of universal truth. This book brings together these shared insights and shows how the core teachings of these religions act as a guide to our inner development.

1 "It is time now to look toward deeper, more lasting feelings of love and understanding between people. This and this alone can bring sustained harmony in the world."

2 "When believed and understood, the conviction that God is love will unite people everywhere."

3 "God is concealed in every heart, his light is in every heart." Sikh teaching

4 "Every aspect of life swirls with rhythms of the Divine. All activities, all successes, all well-being and happiness, have their basis in an unfathomable Spirit which sustains us even when we are not aware of it."

5 "An ultimate existence pervades all the boundaries of the universe, and all people and all things are of one essence."

6 "Deep within abides another life, not like the life of the senses, escaping sight, unchanging. This endures when all created things have passed away." Hindu teaching

7 "These great principles [of the religions] are…guidelines that enable men and women to evolve to the highest point of human consciousness, wherein oneness is achieved with all the laws of nature."

8 "On God's own nature has been molded man's." Islamic teaching

9 "All creatures are the family of God; and he is the most beloved of God who does most good unto His family." Islamic teaching

10 "There is but one God whose name is true. He is the creator, immortal, unborn, self-existent." Sikh teaching

11 "Do not forget that the world is one great family." Shinto teaching

12 "Every human being is born with an innate love for others."

13 "Almost all the principles that are associated with religious thought are shared by every religion. The Golden Rule, Love Thy Neighbor, Honor Thy Father and Mother, Speak Truth, It Is More Blessed to Give Than to Receive – these principles and others are common to all religions and are very similarly expressed in each."

14 "Regard Heaven as your father, Earth as your mother, and all things as your brothers and sisters." Shinto teaching

15 "The innermost nature of our Being remains steadfast through all passing joys and pains. It is at the core of our Being that our lives touch the Eternal, and it is from here that we derive our true strength."

16 "God, the all-pervading oneness of spirit, is seen in essence as love."

17 "The fundamental principles at the heart of all religions (like those at the core of all cultures and nations) are universal."

18 "Love belongs to the high nobility of Heaven, and is the quiet home where man should dwell." Confucian teaching

19 "Love is a unifying force. It radiates outward to resolve differences between people and nations."

20 "Throughout the ages, the scriptures of all religions have proclaimed that humanity is one great family. This is a simple truth, and it is simply and directly stated in every religion."

21 "God has made of one blood all nations." Christian teaching

22 "Deep within each person is an individual consciousness that touches and is a part of the Universal Consciousness."

23 "Remember even when alone that the Divine is everywhere." Confucian teaching

24 "The principles of inner development are basically no different now than they were in the days of Jesus, Buddha, Muhammad, Shankara, or Confucious. These great masters offer similar messages that have not become less essential for people in the modern world. These principles stretch beyond time and change."

25 "Human beings all are as head, arms, trunk, and legs unto one another." Hindu teaching

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite