"If we are enlightened by the contemplation of and knowledge of the One we are enabled to be unified, to achieve a truly divine oneness and it will never happen that we succumb to that fragmentation…which is the source of hostility between equals."
Pseudo-Dionysius, The Complete Works
(John Farina, Editor-in-Chief)
"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
"Actually there is only one single energy, one all-encompassing motivating force which lies at the root of our life's activity." Opening quotation, from a 1564 Preface to the Taoist text 'Can Tong Qi'
The Alternative Gospel
"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
"In the persistent advance of consciousness towards always more spontaneous and finally reflective forms, we have an objective element, allowing us to follow, through and beneath all complications of detail, the continually ascending advance of a single fundamental greatness."
The Vision of the Past
(Pierre Teilhard deChardin)
"Matter and spirit, as we know them in our universe, are not two separate substances, set side by side and differing in nature. They are two distinct aspects of one single cosmic stuff and there is between them no conflict to baffle our intelligence." Pierre Leroy, S.J., foreword
The Divine Milieu
(Pierre Teilhard deChardin)
"The One to be praised, the Father-Mother, the One rich in mercy, takes form in its seed." The Secret Book of John (1st century Gnostic text)
The Other Bible
(Willis Barnstone, editor)
"As the web issues from the spider, as little sparks proceed from fire, so from the one soul proceed all breathing animals, all worlds, all the gods, and all beings." Brihad-Aranyaka Upanishad
A Parliament of Souls, In Search of Global Spirituality
(Michael Tobias, Jane Morrison, Bettina Gray, editors)
"The chaos, the wars and the threat of wars, the ruin and the disease in the world are, I suggest, the direct result of humanity's denial in motive and conduct of the truth that Life is One."
"According to the theosophical perspective, the universe is one – living, intelligent and intelligible, multileveled, and comprised of beings that, together with the universe itself, co-evolve toward a higher life." Anna Freifeld Lemkow, 'Karmic Process in Science and Society'
Karma, Rhythmic Return to Harmony
(V. Hanson, R. Stewart & S. Nicholson, editors)
"The whole totality of beings is somehow one and many."
(Avery R. Dulles, James M. Demske, Robert J. O'Connell)
"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)