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1 "The whole of nature is one, a unity." L. H. Leslie-Smith, 'Karma and Reincarnation' Karma, The Universal Law of Harmony (Virginia Hanson and Rosemarie Stewart, editors)

2 "There is really only One of us, and I am a part of that One, and so, what I cause another to experience, I experience, and what I cause myself to experience, another experiences." Tomorrow's God, Our Greatest Spiritual Challenge (Neale Donald Walsch)

3 "Wherever we see the one we should recognise the many also, and conversely." A Treatise on Cosmic Fire (Alice A. Bailey)

4 "He is one, the lord and innermost Self of all; of one form, he makes of himself many forms." Katha Upanishad Seven Paths to God, The Ways of the Mystic (Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.)

5 "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)

6 "Mind is, by its very nature, a singulare tantum. I should say: the overall number of minds is just one." Erwin Schroedinger (1887-1961), 'The Oneness of Mind' Quantum Questions, Mystical Writings of the World's Great Physicists (Ken Wilber, editor)

7 "The whole universe is like one principality and one kingdom, and must therefore be governed by one ruler." Thomas Aquinas, In Meta XII, L. 12, p. 925 Sheer Joy, Conversations with Thomas Aquinas on Creation Spirituality (Matthew Fox)

8 "Here is how Rumi describes the Divine and its works: 'That is the Ocean of Oneness, wherein is no mate or consort. Its pearls and its fish are none other than its waves….Spirit is truly and always one; but its manifestations on different planes of creation are different. Just as ice, water, and vapor are not three things but only three forms of the same thing, similarly Spirit is one, but its forms are many.'" The Cosmic Game, Explorations of the Frontiers of Human Consciousness (Stanislav Grof)

9 "My love has united me to One, and to One Alone." Romancing God: Contemplating the Beloved (Ramon Lull)

10 "One nature delights in another, one nature overcomes another, one nature overrules another, and the whole of them are One." Synesius Isis Unveiled (Helena P. Blavatsky)

11 "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)

12 "In the language of alchemy – 'there is but one vessel and but one matter.'" A New Encyclopedia of Freemasonry (Arthur Edward Waite)

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

14 "The end of Western Mysticism was the return of the many into the One." Lamps of Western Mysticism (Arthur Edward Waite)

15 "When I gained the unshakable belief that there is no death, that all life is indivisible, that the here and hereafter are one, that time and eternity are inseparable, that this is one unobstructed universe, then I found the most satisfying and convincing philosophy of my entire life." The Power of Positive Thinking and The Amazing Results of Positive Thinking (Norman Vincent Peale)

16 "Teach your children that they are deeply connected to all of Life, that they are One with all people, and that they are never separate from God." Communion with God (Neale Donald Walsch)

17 "Those who choose the approach of oneness in their outlook see a profound interrelationship between all aspects of life. Not denying the appearance of duality, they claim that it is more fruitful to experience the underlying oneness behind the appearance." Visions and Prophecies for a New Age (Mark A. Thurston, Ph.D.)

18 "In the One Mind is the summation of the whole of consciousness, the ineffable at-one-ment of all the One Mind's microcosmic aspects." The Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation (W. Y. Evans-Wentz, compiler and editor)

19 "There is no one else in the room. There is only one of us." Communion with God (Neale Donald Walsch)

20 "Oneness means not that they [living entities] have no individuality, but that there is no disunity. They are all agreeable to the purpose of the Lord." Bhagavad-Gita As It Is (A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)

21 "God, the all-pervading oneness of spirit, is seen in essence as love." Oneness: Great Principles Shared By All Religions (Jeffrey Moses)

22 "The ever-living life in all lives appears to be many but is really one." The Masks of God (Joseph Campbell)

23 "I know no feeling of separation from any living soul for we are all one as the love of God works in and through His perfect creation." Drawing the Larger Circle, How to Love and Be Loved (Jack and Cornelia Addington)

24 "The One entered into the many, and became the Self of each. The beings of all things are the One, and that One is the subtle essence of all that exists." Chandogya Upanishad Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire (Deepak Chopra)

25 "We are all really one." The Hero Within: Six Archetypes We Live By (Carol Pearson, Ph.D.)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite