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1 "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)

2 "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)

3 "On innate divinity is the brotherhood of all people based – one life, one glory which shall be revealed, and one divine relationship." The Reappearance of the Christ (Alice A. Bailey)

4 "What could exist were it not one?" Plotinus, 'The Good or The One' The Essential Plotinus (Translated by Elmer O'Brien, S.J.)

5 "The eternal Oneness underlies and permeates all impermanent phenomena." Making Peace With God, A Practical Guide (Harold Bloomfield, M.D. & Philip Goldberg, Ph.D.)

6 "Would it be too bold to imagine, that in the great length of time, since the earth began to exist, perhaps millions of ages before the commencement of the history of mankind, would it be too bold to imagine, that all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament which the Great First Cause endued with animality….and thus possessing the faculty of continuing to improve by its own inherent activity, and of delivering down those improvements by generation to its posterity, world without end? Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802), grandfather of Charles Darwin, 'Zoonomia' Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 16th edition (John Bartlett)

7 "Plotinus and the Neoplatonic tradition saw the universe as a chain of being extending from the One, and the One was not only supreme ineffable Reality but also supreme Beauty known in ecstasy." Theosophy, A Modern Expression of the Wisdom of the Ages (Robert Ellwood)

8 "Vishnu is one, and yet He is certainly all-pervading. By His inconceivable potency, in spite of His one form, He is present everywhere." The Vedas Bhagavad-Gita As It Is (A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)

9 "We Are All One. There is great peace in that, and great comfort. My peace I give to you. Peace be with you." Communion with God (Neale Donald Walsch)

10 "The one and only has many faces." The Spiritual Universe (Fred Alan Wolf, Ph. D.)

11 "Life is One." A Course in Miracles - A Gift For All Mankind (Tara Singh)

12 “The universe is the work of one creator.” Manilius Arcana Mundi (Georg Luck)

13 "Revelation concerns Oneness and nothing else. The practical nature of this truth is only recognized when the disciple attempts to do two things: to realise it individually, and to bring the nature of planetary unity and of non-separateness to the minds and into the lives of men everywhere." The Rays and The Initiations (Alice A. Bailey)

14 "Nothing is to be seen but a ground which rests upon itself, everywhere one Being, one Life." Mysticism (Evelyn Underhill)

15 "Deity is the One Universal SELF." Editors Reincarnation: The Phoenix Fire Mystery (Cranston/Head, editors)

16 "All these principles – unity, time, space, motion, polarity – are enfolded in the One." Ancient Wisdom, Modern Insight (Shirley Nicholson)

17 "All leads back to the idea of unity, and of the Oneness of all manifestation." A Treatise on White Magic (Alice A. Bailey)

18 "The One is the perfect chord of Being, of infinite melodious concords, all turned to a single note, in which Life and Wisdom and Bliss are blended into one keynote of Existence." The Ancient Wisdom (Annie Besant)

19 "Creation is precisely the manifestation in multitudinous form of the single superessential Nature." Richard McKeon, introduction to John Scotus Eriugena Selections From Medieval Philosophers (Richard McKeon, editor and translator)

20 "The One embraces all sides." The Zohar, The Book of Radiance The Other Bible (Willis Barnstone, editor)

21 "The Transcendental Personality is One, upon Whom all experiences depend, and in Whom all phenomena rise and fall spontaneously." The Enlightenment of the Whole Body (Bubba Free John)

22 "We are all beautifully interwoven into a single consciousness." Daphne Rose Kingma, 'A Profound Infusion of Love' The Fabric of the Future (M. J. Ryan, editor)

23 "Think your way towards the principle of Oneness as far as you possibly can." Basic Theosophy (Geoffrey Hodson)

24 "Creator uncreated, sole one, unique one, who traverses eternity…with millions under his care; Your splendor is like heaven's splendor." Suti and Hor (15th to 14th centuries bce), architects to Amenhotep III, 'First Hymn to the Sun God' Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 16th edition (John Bartlett)

25 "The Weaver of Oneness wants us to be united with each other – neighbors with neighbors, communities with communities, religions with religions, nations with nations." Spiritual Literacy, Reading the Sacred in Everyday Life (Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite