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The Hidden Face of God: How Science Reveals the Ultimate Truth
Gerald L. Schroeder, Ph.D.

1 "Beneath the seemingly fractionated nature of existence lies a deeper, powerful idea: that of a unified order."

2 "By realizing the interwoven complexity of existence, we experience the oneness both by revelation and by reason."

3 "In a world made up of such divergent and differentiated entities as stars and pencils and galaxies and people, all of us have felt those rare moments of joy at discovering the undifferentiated whole that lies beneath that complexity."

4 "A unity pervades and underlies all existence. This is the meaning of 'the Eternal is One' (Old Testament, Deut. 6:4)."

5 "Extraordinary unified order manifests itself throughout our uni-verse."

6 "The current Holy Grail of physicists teaches one clear lesson: What superficially appears as diversity is, upon deeper scrutiny, unity."

7 "From the tiniest grain of sand to the brain of an Einstein, all existence, animate and inanimate, is the product of the energy of the creation. At every turn an underlying commonality, a unity, emerges from within the diversity."

8 "There is NOTHING ELSE. Nothing other than this singular totality. Everything, everything with no exception, is a manifestation of an eternal unity, a transcending ubiquitous consciousness, which many label as God. When you touch that unity, you perceive and also experience the wonder within which you and all the rest of creation are embedded."

9 "Unity is, a unity that encompasses and binds together all existence. The universe is an expression of this oneness."

10 "A superficial reading of nature finds differentiation; disparate entities: stars and stones and bottled water and even life and death. At a deeper level that same nature reveals unity."

11 "A single consciousness, an all-encompassing wisdom, pervades the universe."

12 "There is an absolute truth. It's the unity underlying all existence, the singular wisdom from which we are constructed. Your soul knows it. Listen carefully."

13 "We are intimately a part of the whole. Therefore studying how that whole works must add to the depth of life's experiences."

14 "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?"

15 "Wisdom is the fundamental building block of the universe, and it is inherent in all parts. In the processes of life it finds its most complex revelation. Wisdom, information, an idea, is the link between the metaphysical Creator and the physical creation. It is the hidden face of God."

16 "The human soul is our link to the transcendent. It knows the meaning of 'the Lord is One.' It realizes that there is a unity that pervades all existence and from which all existence is composed."

17 "The millennia-old Kabala reads 'And God saw everything that was made and behold it was a unified order."

18 "Through nature, of which we are a part, we can discover the immanence of the metaphysical Creator within the creation."

19 "What occurs on one side of the universe seems to affect events on the other side and all points in between."

20 "The universe quietly reveals its unity. God is polite, knocking only gently. We have to listen carefully if we are to hear the report."

21 "The hidden potential within the single fertilized cell from which the entire structure of a human arises is a mirror in miniature of the creation."

22 "It appears that mind, as manifested by the capacity to make choices, is to some extent inherent in every atom….I do not make any clear distinction between mind and God. God is what mind becomes when it has passed beyond the scale of our comprehension." Freeman Dyson, physicist, recipient of the Templeton Prize

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