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1 "Heaven is not a place nor a condition. It is merely an awareness of perfect oneness, and the knowledge that there is nothing else; nothing outside this oneness, and nothing else within." A Course in Miracles (Helen Schucman and William Thetford)

2 "The ultimate truth of the Divine is Oneness." God Is A Verb, Kabbalah and the Practice of Mystical Judaism (Rabbi David A. Cooper)

3 "The concept of oneness, that we are all one, is indeed a fact of life, not just an obscure spiritual abstraction." The Path of Transformation, How Healing Ourselves Can Change The World (Shakti Gawain)

4 "The universal God is one, yet he is more than one; all things are God; all things are one. By the sweet breaths of God all life is bound in one; so if you touch a fiber of a living thing you send a thrill from center to the outer bounds of life." ch. 28, vs.4-5, Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ (Leo W. Dowling)

5 "There is one Divinity:…without parts, indivisible." St. Maximos the Confessor, 'Second Century on Theology' The Philokalia, volume 2 (various authors, compiled by St. Nikodimos of the Holy Mountain)

6 "From the day when we beheld thee, from the day when we heard thy word, our hearts were filled with peace. We believed in thee, Good One, we beheld thy light and shall not forget thee." The Ginza (Mandaean Scripture) Gnosticism: New Light on the Ancient Tradition of Inner Knowing (Stephan A. Hoeller)

7 "The one Breath of the whole universe, I know that mighty Spirit, the shining sun beyond the darkness….I know Him the unfading, the ancient, the Soul of all, omnipresent by His nature." Shvetash-vataropanishad, iii, 8, 21 The Ancient Wisdom (Annie Besant)

8 "God is one, that is to say, in nature there is but one substance." Ethics (Benedict Spinoza)

9 “The great work of primitive Buddhism was to emphasize the fundamental unity of life through the doctrine of the One Universal Self.” Lectures on Ancient Philosophy (Manly P. Hall)

10 "The universe is one, infinite…There is no proportionate part, nor part at all, which differs from the whole." Giordano Bruno, 'De la Causa', Dialogue 5 Ethics (Benedict Spinoza)

11 "Intuition is integral knowledge. The vision it gives is the vision of the whole, a unified, synoptic vision of reality, in which the inner and outer, the one and the many, the individual and the universal, are perceived as one." Chari, 'Vedantic Mysticism' Ancient Wisdom, Modern Insight (Shirley Nicholson)

12 "We are all in extension of the One Life, and we can see peace instead of separation." A Course in Miracles - A Gift For All Mankind (Tara Singh)

13 "One god, the greatest among gods and men, neither in form like unto mortals nor in thought. He sees all over, thinks all over, and hears all over…without toil he sways all things by the thought of his mind." Xenophanes, Greek philosopher, circa 565bc, Fragments 23, 24, 25 Nature and the Greeks and Science and Humanism (Erwin Schrodinger)

14 "Behold! The One who is unchanging, who is the Origin of the origins." Ching-ching, Nestorian Christian monk Living Christianity (Martin Palmer)

15 "The multiplicity of things and events around us are simply expressions of one and the same ultimate reality, which rises above all ideas and images and is more than its manifestations." Mysticism, Its History and Challenge (Bruno Borchert)

16 "I am One that transorms into Two…I am Two that transforms into Four…I am Four that transforms into Eight…After this I am One again." Egyptian (Hermopolitan) creation myth A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe: The Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art & Science (Michael S. Schneider)

17 "In reality, there is Mind-only, all inclusive, non-dual, the timeless ground of all temporal phenomena, fusion without confusion, a Reality without duality but not without relations." Spectrum of Consciousness (Ken Wilber)

18 "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)

19 "Within the cosmos all the elements are dependent upon one another ontologically, in the ascending order of their true being (which means of their consciousness); and the entire cosmos, as one complete whole, is held up, 'informed', by the powerful energy of a higher, and unique, Monad which gives to everything below itself its definitive intelligibility and its definitive power of action and reaction." Science and Christ (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

20 "You are the one God, hidden in all. You are everywhere, the inner Self of all, the seer of deeds, dwelling in all, the uninvolved witness, knowing all, pure Consciousness." Shvetashvatara Upanishad The Upanishads, selections translated by Alistair Shearer and Peter Russell (Alistair Shearer and Peter Russell, translators)

21 "One is the Spirit of the living God, blessed be His Name, who lives forever!" 'Sepher Jezireh', the kabalistic Book of Creation Isis Unveiled (Helena P. Blavatsky)

22 "Glory to the unchangeable, holy, eternal, supreme Vishnu, of one universal nature….Glory to the supreme Vishnu, the cause of the creation, existence, and the end of this world; who is the root of the world and who consists of the world." The Vishnu Purana Lectures on Ancient Philosophy (Manly P. Hall)

23 "There is one absolute, eternal, infinite, unchanging Being, which is the unique source of all existence, of all knowledge and of all life; which is above all things and in all things and for which all things exist." Christ in India: Essays Towards a Hindu-Christian Dialogue (Bede Griffiths)

24 “This One Alone is no mere philosophic abstraction, but a Reality.” Call to the Heights, Guidance on the Pathway to Self-illumination (Geoffrey Hodson)

25 "The divine spirit is one, omniscient and truly all-conscious, i.e., holding all the consciousness of the universe and thus comprising each individual consciousness….in a higher and highest connection." Gustave Theodor Fechner, 'Life After Death' Integral Psychology: Consciousness, Spirit, Psychology, Therapy (Ken Wilber)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite