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1 “The truth is: there is only one of us.” Questions and Answers on Conversations With God (Neale Donald Walsch)

2 "Oneness unites all things within itself." A Course in Miracles (Helen Schucman and William Thetford)

3 "There is but the One Mind (or Consciousness)." The Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation (W. Y. Evans-Wentz, compiler and editor)

4 “Everything divided and different belongs to one and the same world, which is a postulate whose probability is vouched for by the fact that until now no one has been able to discover a world in which the known laws of nature are invalid.” Collected Works (Carl Jung)

5 "Space and time are necessary subdivisions of one sole reality." Saint Germain on Alchemy (Mark L. and Elizabeth Clare Prophet)

6 "As a homogeneous whole, the Universe symbolizes the undivided One Mind." The Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation (W. Y. Evans-Wentz, compiler and editor)

7 "If we treat everything as alive, intelligent and part of the One Life, our own life is greatly enriched." The Findhorn Garden: Pioneering a New Vision of Man and Nature in Cooperation (The Findhorn Community)

8 "To apprehend the one in the many constitutes the special character of love." Ernst Troeltsch, 'Christianity and Other Religions' Macmillan Dictionary of Religious Quotations (Margaret Pepper, editor)

9 "The deepest we can reach into our exploration of the unconscious mind is the layer where man is no longer a distinct individual, but where his mind widens out and merges into the mind of mankind – where we are all one." C. G. Jung, 'The Symbolic Life' Calling the Circle: The First and Future Culture (Christina Baldwin)

10 "Primal Virtue is deep and far. It leads all things back toward the great oneness." Lao Tzu Miraculous Living (Rabbi Shoni Labowitz)

11 "All are One and are knotted in One, nor are they separated one from another." The Zohar The Ancient Wisdom (Annie Besant)

12 "Between God and man alone there is no difference, no separation, but Oneness." Meister Eckhart Men Who Have Walked With God (Sheldon Cheney)

13 "You must understand the mystery of oneness whereby a thread of contact between each life and its Source serves to connect all who live to one great central switchboard." Saint Germain on Alchemy (Mark L. and Elizabeth Clare Prophet)

14 "The One Mind being the Cause of All Causes, the Ultimate Reality, every other aspect of the Whole, visible and invisible, and all states or conditions of consciousness, are inseparably parts of the One Mind." The Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation (W. Y. Evans-Wentz, compiler and editor)

15 "The Spirit is a Unity….It is the God of Truth, the Father of All, the Holy Spirit, the invisible one, the one who is over the All." The Secret Book of John (1st century Gnostic text) The Other Bible (Willis Barnstone, editor)

16 "He is all in all, as scripture affirms, and certainly He is to be praised as being for all things the creator and originator, the One who brings them to completion, their preserver, their protector, and their home, the power which returns them to itself, and all this in the one single, irrepressible, and supreme act." Pseudo-Dionysius, The Complete Works (John Farina, Editor-in-Chief)

17 “It is the one Truth who works at all these stages: in the first, teaching as a Master, in the second consoling as a Friend and Brother, in the third embracing as a Father.” St. Bernard of Clairvaux Bernard of Clairvaux, Essential Writings (Dennis E. Tamburello, O.F.M.)

18 "We are all divine, eternal beings, aspects of the essential oneness of life." The Path of Transformation, How Healing Ourselves Can Change The World (Shakti Gawain)

19 "The Law for the birth, growth, and decay of everything in Cosmos, from the sun to the glow-worm in the grass, is One." The Secret Doctrine (Helena P. Blavatsky)

20 "The ultimate fullness of all dimensions….is Supreme Oneness." The Eye Aware: Zen Lessons for Christians (Jeroen Witkam)

21 "Spirit, soul, and body are one, and all is of One." Zadith Senior (Zadith ben Hamuel), 'De chemia' Aurora Consurgens (Marie Louise vonFranz)

22 "All that exists throughout the cosmos is but the temporary, ephemeral effect of the One Life refracted through the screen of objectivity." Ancient Wisdom, Modern Insight (Shirley Nicholson)

23 "Like knots spaced out along a cord, or like the folds into which a single curtain falls, or the eddies forming on one and the same surface, everything that moves and lives in the universe represents, in one particular aspect, the modifications of one and the same thing." Writings in Time of War (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

24 "I saw the One I love, with eyes that learned to see. I saw within my soul that He was waiting there." Mechtild of Magdeburg (ca. 1207-1294), German mystic The Soul Afire, Revelations of the Mystics (H. A. Reinhold, editor)

25 "For Plotinus as for the Pythagoreans The One is, statically, the unity by which all number is intelligible, and, dynamically, the unity whence and whither all multiplicity moves." Elmer O'Brien, S.J., translator The Essential Plotinus (Translated by Elmer O'Brien, S.J.)

26 "In very truth, recognition and ratification in conduct of the fact of the oneness of all life is the panacea." Basic Theosophy (Geoffrey Hodson)

27 "The grandiose concept of cooperative oneness [is] charged with the power of love and freedom unbounded." Saint Germain on Alchemy (Mark L. and Elizabeth Clare Prophet)

28 "Many modern discoveries help man to apprehend the cosmos as a varied expression of one power – light, guided by divine intelligence." Paramahansa Yogananda Mandala, Luminous Symbols for Healing (Judith Cornell, Ph.D.)

29 "God is one, his glory multiplying in many forms." Raimundo Panikkar, 'The Vedic Experience' One River, Many Wells: Wisdom Springing from World Faiths (Matthew Fox)

30 "How truly the Lord is one." Edgar Cayce A Million Years to the Promised Land (Robert W. Krajenke)

31 "Following the best intuitions of all traditions, scientific and spiritual, let us all search, with mutual respect, for the one truth." The Visionary Window: A Quantum Physicist's Guide to Enlightenment (Amit Goswami, Ph.D.)

32 "Two people with unlit lamps can give hope to one another as they remember together the One who is their Light." A Tree Full of Angels (Macrina Wiederkehr)

33 "Train yourselves to see in everything an expression of the One." The Brotherhood of Angels & of Men (Geoffrey Hodson)

34 "Spirit is One, but within that essential unity the points of fire, the divine sparks, can be seen and noted." Esoteric Psychology I (Alice A. Bailey)

35 "How beautiful indeed are the Thoughts of God who live in His Light!....Know yourself in the One Light where the miracle that is you is perfectly clear." A Course in Miracles (Helen Schucman and William Thetford)

36 "Let the love of the individual parts for one another and for the Whole exceed self-love and excel unto an expansion of Love within the creation in honor of the Creator, finding thereby reunion with the one Life which is All and in all." Saint Germain on Alchemy (Mark L. and Elizabeth Clare Prophet)

37 "St. Clement said, 'He who knows his Self knows God.' There is only one Witness in each of us, one Spirit looking out through different eyes, talking with different voices, walking with different legs. But the mystics say it's the same Witness, one and the same. There's only one God, one Self, one Witness, all capitals." Grace and Grit: Spirituality and Healing in the Life and Death of Treya Killam Wilber (Ken Wilber)

38 "First the molecules of carbon compounds with their thousands of atoms symmetrically grouped; next the cell which, within a very small volume, contains thousands of molecules linked in a complicated system; then the metazoa in which the cell is no more than an almost infinitesimal element; and later the manifold attempts made sporadically by the metazoa to enter into symbiosis and raise themselves to a higher biological condition. And now, as a germination of planetary dimensions, comes the thinking layer which over its full extent develops and intertwines its fibres, not to confuse and neutralise them but to reinforce them in the living unity of a single tissue." The Phenomenon of Man (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

39 "My love has united me to One, and to One Alone." Romancing God: Contemplating the Beloved (Ramon Lull)

40 "Endless, ceaseless, continuous, The One if we try to name it, is lost in nothingness – which yet is filled: for this is the form of the formless, the shape of the shapeless, the look of the invisible….In the unfolding of Tao the unseeable is imaged." Lao-Tse Men Who Have Walked With God (Sheldon Cheney)

41 "All Is One." Sacred Contracts: Awakening Your Divine Potential (Caroline Myss)

42 "The movements are diverse and many, and the bodies differ one from another, but there is one ordered system which extends through all." Libellus XI:9 Hermetica (Walter Scott, translator)

43 "Anaximenes, son of Eurystratus, of Miletus, a companion of Anaximander, also says like him that the underlying nature is one and infinite." Simplicius, 'In Phys., 24, 26-30 The Cambridge Companion to Early Greek Philosophy (A. A. Long, editor)

44 "The [Buddhist] Doctrine of Mutual Arising..implies that no one – nobody and no thing – is to blame for anything that ever occurs, because all is mutually arising….You and your enemies; you and your friends: all parts of the one thing, one wreath: 'thing and thing: no division.' This, surely, is sublime." Myths To Live By (Joseph Campbell)

45 "There can be no more than one infinity, a place where all things, the great, the small, the external and the internal meet." The Transforming Mind (Laurence and Phoebe Bendit)

46 "Accept your Oneness with all life." The Spirit of Findhorn (Eileen Caddy)

47 "The forward roll of the cosmogonic round precipitates the One into the many." Hero With A Thousand Faces (Joseph Campbell)

48 "Wherever we see the one we should recognise the many also, and conversely." A Treatise on Cosmic Fire (Alice A. Bailey)

49 "The Divine One is himself the Good (in the primary and proper sense of the word), whose very nature is goodness." Gregory of Nyssa (331-396) Devotional Classics (Richard J. Foster and James Bryan Smith, editors)

50 "I believe like every Hindu in God and His oneness." Mahatma Gandhi, Autobiography of a Yogi (Paramahansa Yogananda)

51 "Matter is one, soul is one, and God is one." 'Corpus Hermeticum' Aurora Consurgens (Marie Louise vonFranz)

52 "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' American Theosophist, The (Dora Kunz, Executive Editor)

53 "Behind the manifested universe stands the formless One." Esoteric Psychology II (Alice A. Bailey)

54 "He is boundless the Vedas proclaim. He is in eighteen hundred worlds the Muslim texts say. The Reality behind forms is one and the same." Guru Nanak (1469-1539), Indian disciple of Kabir, 'Hymns of Guru Nanak' The Quotable Spirit (Peter Lorie and Manuela D Mascetti, editors)

55 “Everything is One.” The Book of Comarius Arcana Mundi (Georg Luck)

56 "There is only one reality, and all multiplicity is imaginary. The world seems pluralistic only because our awareness has limitations." God Is A Verb, Kabbalah and the Practice of Mystical Judaism (Rabbi David A. Cooper)

57 "This is the Light! It is one, and all who see it and love it are one!" Confessions (St. Augustine)

58 "Ultimate ONENESS is a characteristic of the Rig Vedic vision." Jeanine Miller, 'The Relevance of the Vedas to Modern Man' The American Theosophist (various)

59 “Let us contemplate the one simple nature of that peaceful unity which joins all things to itself and to each other, preserving them in their distinctiveness and yet linking them together in a universal and unconfused alliance.” Pseudo-Dionysius, The Complete Works (John Farina, Editor-in-Chief)

60 "From the many to the one, from duality to unity – the direction of growth and evolution is toward integration, toward oneness." The Unfolding Self: Varieties of Transformative Experience (Ralph Metzner)

61 "There is but one Magnet in the universe, and from it proceeds the magnetization of everything existing." Isis Unveiled (Helena P. Blavatsky)

62 "Survival in our world today means that we must have instant perception of oneness – of love – of compassion with everyone and understanding of everything around us." Handbook to Higher Consciousness (Ken Keyes, Jr.)

63 "There may be thousands or billions of perceptions, but they are still One." Shambhala (Chogyam Trungpa)

64 "How many divine beings are there really? One!" Brihadaranyaka Upanishad The Upanishads, selections translated by Alistair Shearer and Peter Russell (Alistair Shearer and Peter Russell, translators)

65 "The principles of the successive phases of Spirit are themselves only steps in the development of one universal Spirit." G. W. F. Hegel (1770-1831), German philosopher Reincarnation: The Phoenix Fire Mystery (Cranston/Head, editors)

66 "Oneness is the supreme truth." Basic Theosophy (Geoffrey Hodson)

67 "There is one, absolute, infinite, eternal Being, which is manifested in all the different forms of nature and human life. The object of life is to realize the absolute, indivisible unity of this one Being." Christ in India: Essays Towards a Hindu-Christian Dialogue (Bede Griffiths)

68 "We can know the oneness behind all life, for such knowledge lies within us already, waiting to be actualized." Ancient Wisdom, Modern Insight (Shirley Nicholson)

69 "May the Power of the one Life pour through the group of all true servers. May the Love of the One Soul characterize the lives of all who seek to aid the Great Ones. May I fulfill my part in the One work through self-forgetfulness, harmlessness and right speech." A Treatise on White Magic (Alice A. Bailey)

70 "In the manifold unity of universal life, the innumerable individualities distinguished by their variations, are, nevertheless, united in such a manner that the whole is one, and everything proceeds from Unity." The Secret Doctrine (Helena P. Blavatsky)

71 "This belief that our world is one indivisible thing is held by modern scientists today, and they come very near to proving it also – at least nothing ever happens to create a doubt of its truth….the world of our experience is in some way one." The Glorious Presence (Ernest E. Wood)

72 "In the realm of the Clear Light (described in the Tibetan Book of the Dead), the mentality of a person in the ego-transcendent state enjoys a condition of balance, of perfect equilibrium, and of oneness." Psychedelic Experience, A Manual Based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead (Timothy Leary, Ralph Metzner, Richard Alpert)

73 "No matter how different forms may appear, the Life of this universe is One Life." Call to the Heights, Guidance on the Pathway to Self-illumination (Geoffrey Hodson)

74 "There is no separation OF anything, FROM anything. There is only Unity. There is only Oneness." Communion with God (Neale Donald Walsch)

75 "There is in existence in the whole Universe only one Spiritual Essence, one Spiritual Being, one Divine Flame – and the Spiritual Self of man is forever at one with that all-inclusive One Alone. This is the one great truth." Basic Theosophy (Geoffrey Hodson)

76 "Hail to thee, mighty Lord, all-potent Vishnu! Soul of the universe, unchangeable, holy, eternal, always one in nature." Vishnu Purana The Quotable Spirit (Peter Lorie and Manuela D Mascetti, editors)

77 "There is really only One of us, and I am a part of that One, and so, what I cause another to experience, I experience, and what I cause myself to experience, another experiences." Tomorrow's God, Our Greatest Spiritual Challenge (Neale Donald Walsch)

78 "This sensation of being one with the universe is much more common than one might initially suspect, for it is the very foundation of all other sensations." Spectrum of Consciousness (Ken Wilber)

79 "We are one in spirit...we can experience Oneness with all of life everywhere." Spirit Guides (Iris Belhayes)

80 "I breathe in strength as I stand today....Witnessing the Oneness – on my way to meet You face to face." St. Patrick Living Christianity (Martin Palmer)

81 "In the Bhagavad Gita, Arjuna suddenly sees the form of God, wherein all forms constitute the One Form." Esoteric Psychology II (Alice A. Bailey)

82 "Just as the arms and legs and fingers are quite different entities but also are parts of one body, so all things and events in the universe are aspects of one fundamental Whole." The Atman Project (Ken Wilber)

83 "Though One, Brahman is the cause of the many." Shankara The Perennial Philosophy (Aldous Huxley)

84 "Consciousness is the ground of being; it is the one and only, the absolute." Amit Goswami The Seven Human Powers: Luminous Shadows of the Self (Shirley J. Nicholson)

85 "If I deny the oneness of man, I deny the oneness of God. Therefore I affirm both. Without a belief in human unity, I am hungry and incomplete." Norman Cousins, American editor Spiritual Literacy, Reading the Sacred in Everyday Life (Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat)

86 "Like the Eastern traditions, it [Sufism] looks beyond appearances to the essential oneness of Being." Kabir Helminski, 'Sufism, A Path to Human Wholeness' The Inner West, An Introduction to the Hidden Wisdom of the West (Jay Kinney, editor)

87 "As we realize our basic oneness with all life, we appreciate our differences more." To Hear the Angels Sing (Dorothy Maclean)

88 "Every act of love brings happiness; there is no act of love which does not bring peace and blessedness as its reaction. Real existence, real knowledge, and real love are eternally connected with one another, the three in one: where one of them is, the others also must be; they are the three aspects of the One without a second – the Existence-Knowledge-Bliss." Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902), Hindu mystic, 'Karma-Yoga' The Choice Is Always Ours (Dorothy B. Phillips, Chief Editor)

89 "All people worship God, the One;…This universal God is wisdom, will and love." ch. 28, vs. 13-14 Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ (Leo W. Dowling)

90 "All Nature wears one universal grin." Henry Fielding (1707-1754), 'Tom Thumb', act I, sc. 1 Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 16th edition (John Bartlett)

91 "The person blind to the One is utterly blind to everything; but he who sees in the One contemplates all things." St. Symeon the New Theologian, 'Practical and Theological Texts' The Philokalia, volume 4 (various authors, compiled by St. Nikodimos and St. Makarios)

92 "Life, in its real meaning and functioning, is an all-including and boundless totality, an inseparable oneness, a complete participation and sharing." The Language of Silence (J. Allen Boone)

93 "I saw all forms gathered within the Form of God. Thus one great Form appeared." Discipleship in the New Age (Alice A. Bailey)

94 "The Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, the Kalika Purana, the Eddas, the Babylonian 'Epic of Creation', Ovid, the Memphite theogony, Vedantic philosophy, Kant, Goethe, through varieties of metaphor, have stated and stated again a single thought – and what would appear to be an easy thought to state, namely: the One, by some sleight of hand or trick of the eye, has become the Manifold." The Flight of the Wild Gander (Joseph Campbell)

95 "The only One breathed breathless by itself. Other than It there nothing since has been." The Hymn of Prajapati in the Rig Vega Reincarnation: The Phoenix Fire Mystery (Cranston/Head, editors)

96 "I have put duality away. I have seen that the two worlds are one: one I seek, one I know, one I see, one I call. He is the first, he is the last. He is the outward, he is the inward." Jalal Al-Din Rumi (1207-1273) The Quotable Spirit (Peter Lorie and Manuela D Mascetti, editors)

97 "The Way of One – there is none other." Miraculous Living (Rabbi Shoni Labowitz)

98 "Western alchemy's chief concern was the production of the One: 'one is the stone, one the vessel, one the procedure, and one the medicine." Aurora Consurgens (Marie Louise vonFranz)

99 "Attached to the Real, the man goes to the Real, through steadfastness in the one; so the larva, meditating on the bee, is transformed into the nature of the bee, enters into the being of the bee; so the seeker for union, meditating on the reality of the supreme Self, enters therein through steadfastness in the one." Sankaracharya, 'The Crest Jewel of Wisdom' Reincarnation: The Phoenix Fire Mystery (Cranston/Head, editors)

100 “Nightmares will begin to give way to day, as the sunshine of wisdom revealing Oneness dawns upon the human mind.” Call to the Heights, Guidance on the Pathway to Self-illumination (Geoffrey Hodson)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite