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

2 "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."

3 "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."

4 "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."

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

6 "The individual soul is nothing else in essence than universal soul." Hindu teaching

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

8 "Even as the scent dwells within the flower, so God within your own heart ever abides. Seek Him with earnestness and find Him there." Sikh teaching

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

10 "Do not search in distant skies for God. In man's own heart is He found." Shinto teaching

11 "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."

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

13 "The true nature of happiness – the lasting inner oneness with all things."

14 "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."

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

16 "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

17 "God is love, and man is made in God's image….Even in the midst of our busy world there are saints and sages working ceaselessly to infuse these simple truths into our complex lives. These noble souls radiate the divinity that is the inner basis of man's existence."

18 "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."

19 "Regular periods of meditation and prayer will center us in the awareness of the underlying truths, so that we can recognize the divine within ourselves and radiate this understanding to others around us."

20 "Every act of good, no matter how small, helps radiate the Divine throughout the world."

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

22 "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."

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

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

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

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite