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1 "Recognition of this relationship of oneness is the only possible way to personal, national, and international health, peace, and therefore happiness." Call to the Heights, Guidance on the Pathway to Self-illumination (Geoffrey Hodson)

2 "One infinite… Reality underlies and unites all that is or can ever be." Theosophy, A Modern Expression of the Wisdom of the Ages (Robert Ellwood)

3 "The universe and I came into being together, and I, and all things therein, are One." Chuang-Tzu The Nature and Truth of the Great Religions (August Karl Reischauer)

4 "We must understand that we are all truly part of one whole, that all of creation is, at the deepest level, one consciousness, one intelligence." The Path of Transformation, How Healing Ourselves Can Change The World (Shakti Gawain)

5 "I say to you, there is not God AND man. But there is God-Man or Man-God. There is the One. However multiplied, however divided, it is forever One." Mikhail Naimy (1889-1988), mystic and author, 'The Book of Mirdad – A Lighthouse and a Haven' The Quotable Spirit (Peter Lorie and Manuela D Mascetti, editors)

6 "There is one Divinity, a Unity simple, beyond being, without parts and undivided." St. Maximos the Confessor, 'First Century of Various Texts' The Philokalia, volume 2 (various authors, compiled by St. Nikodimos of the Holy Mountain)

7 "The true Self of all selves is the Subject of all conditions, and all conditions together are literally the Body of that One." The Enlightenment of the Whole Body (Bubba Free John)

8 "Only one substance exists, and it is absolutely infinite." Ethics (Benedict Spinoza)

9 "The universe turns as one (which is the root meaning of the word 'universe') and we all live in one element." Virginia Hanson, 'The Other Face of Karma' Karma, The Universal Law of Harmony (Virginia Hanson and Rosemarie Stewart, editors)

10 "Since there is only one mind, all of us are telepathically communicating all the time." A Return to Love, Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles (Marianne Williamson)

11 "The goal is to achieve harmony with the ultimate Oneness." Personhood: The Art of Being Fully Human (Leo F. Buscaglia, Ph.D.)

12 "There is but one Life permeating all forms." Esoteric Healing (Alice A. Bailey)

13 "As one fellow put it, 'One soul is big enough for all of us. In fact, that is the One to which so many belief systems separately refer.'" Turning Toward the Mystery: A Seeker's Journey (Stephen Levine)

14 "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)

15 "I have no longing except for the One." Rumi Understanding Yourself: A Spiritual Approach to Self-Discovery and Soul-Awareness (Mark L. and Elizabeth Clare Prophet)

16 "The person who successfully probes his own inner nature and existence back to its Centre and Core, finds one single source of all men, all beings, all existence. Unity then emerges as the supreme verity, the everlasting truth." Basic Theosophy (Geoffrey Hodson)

17 "The living heart of all religion is experienced oneness with the Divine and its expression by means of wisely directed, loving service." Call to the Heights, Guidance on the Pathway to Self-illumination (Geoffrey Hodson)

18 "The holy omnipresence of the Divine One [is] in all things." The Coming of the Cosmic Christ (Matthew Fox)

19 "Divinity is always one." One River, Many Wells: Wisdom Springing from World Faiths (Matthew Fox)

20 "The (quality) of the intuition can be covered by the word, universality, or the sense of universal Oneness." Glamour, A World Problem (Alice A. Bailey)

21 "The one Godhead, secret in all beings, all-pervading, the inner Self of all, presiding over all action, witness, conscious knower and absolute….the One in control over the many,… fashions one seed in many ways." Swetaswatara Upanishad A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe: The Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art & Science (Michael S. Schneider)

22 "See the beauty and the wonder of all whose lives you touch, for you are each wondrous indeed, yet no one more wondrous than another. And you will all one day melt into the Oneness, and know then that you form together a single stream." Communion with God (Neale Donald Walsch)

23 "Beneath all differences there lies concealed the unalterable fact of oneness." Call to the Heights, Guidance on the Pathway to Self-illumination (Geoffrey Hodson)

24 "All are essentially unified in a divine oneness." Wind of the Spirit (G. dePurucker)

25 "The absolute, the intelligible, lies at the centre, in the direction in which everything is heightened to the point of being but one." Science and Christ (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite