Many / One

A database of 11,000+ illuminated guiding quotations in 40 categories from 600+ inspired books by our most brilliant and influential authors.
Compiled by JoAnn Kite

SHOW detailed search and navigation | Quotes | References | JoAnn

One | Circle | Center | Opposites | Archetypes | Good | Ethics | Living Wholeness | Random

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 "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."

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

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

4 "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."

5 "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."

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

7 "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."

8 "Through the ages, saints and sages of all religions have proclaimed that the human soul is unbounded and eternal. However different in outer expression, all religions have their source in this fundamental belief."

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

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

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

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

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 has made of one blood all nations." Christian teaching

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

18 "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."

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

20 "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

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

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

23 "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."

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

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

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite