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

2 "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."

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

4 "On God's own nature has been molded man's." Islamic teaching

5 "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."

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

7 "Do not search in distant skies for God. In man's own heart is He found." Shinto teaching

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

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

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

11 "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."

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

13 "There is but one God whose name is true. He is the creator, immortal, unborn, self-existent." Sikh teaching

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

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

16 "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."

17 "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."

18 "Regard Heaven as your father, Earth as your mother, and all things as your brothers and sisters." Shinto teaching

19 "These great principles [of the religions] areā€¦guidelines that enable men and women to evolve to the highest point of human consciousness, wherein oneness is achieved with all the laws of nature."

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 "All creatures are the family of God; and he is the most beloved of God who does most good unto His family." Islamic teaching

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

23 "God has made of one blood all nations." Christian teaching

24 "God is love, and man is made in God's imageā€¦.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."

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

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite