"One can no more know oneself or the oneness of all things without knowing the anguish of myriads who are part of that web of life, and responding to their anguish as though to one's own, than one could act in a play and ignore all the other actors in their parts."
Theosophy, A Modern Expression of the Wisdom of the Ages
"The multiple faces of God that are celebrated by many of the world's religions express the sense that in the One, there are the many, while through the many is to be found the One."
A Mythic Life, Learning to Live our Greater Story
"The Wisdom Tradition holds that there is but one inexhaustible source of reality from which all things come and apart from which nothing is." John Algeo, 'Dark Angels'
Angels and Mortals, Their Co-Creative Power
(Maria Parisen, compiler)
"With the emergence of the realizations of oneness, the depth of our growth in enlightenment becomes ever richer and deeper."
"We have to come to a point when we truly feel the oneness, the unity in all the aspects of our lives." Sun Bear (Native American elder), 'The Shaman and The Medicine Wheel'
Ancient Wisdom, Modern Insight
"We are that single, sole light which came into being." The Paraphrase of Shem (Gnostic text, ca. 1st century bce),
The Other Bible
(Willis Barnstone, editor)
"The One desires to return to unity from multiplicity." Richard Roberts
(Joseph Campbell & Richard Roberts)
“I rejoice that I love the One Who loves me, and I pray that I may love Him without measure and without ceasing.” Mechthild of Magdeburg
Meditations from Mechthild of Magdeburg
(Henry L. Carrigan, Jr., editor)
"In the One Reality there is only One Healer, One Teacher, to whom we all have free and instant access."
The Alternative Gospel
"We now know beyond doubt that large and widely scattered numbers of otherwise sane and sober people have had experiences of 'cosmic consciousness' in which the sense of life becomes perfectly clear. The antagonisms of good and evil, life and death, being and nothing, self and other are felt as the poles or undulations of a single, eternal and harmonious energy –exuding a sense of joy and love."
Behold the Spirit, A Study in the Necessity of Mystical Religion
"Whether we read the Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita, or the New Testament, we find ourselves in exactly the same atmosphere as regards the meaning and nature of the spiritual life: it is that which knows the oneness."
The Spiritual Life
"How beautiful indeed are the Thoughts of God who live in His Light!....Know yourself in the One Light where the miracle that is you is perfectly clear."
A Course in Miracles
(Helen Schucman and William Thetford)
"Granted that there are countless individuals, at last is everything one, and the recognition of this unity forms the goal and end of all philosophy and natural research." Giordano Bruno, 'De la Causa', Dialogue 4
"In the self the one is also the many, and the many are all comprised in the one."
(Marie Louise vonFranz)
"Each and every one believes it is their personal local 'I' that is doing something, but in the larger scheme, all these different local minds are actualy co-arising and co-creating each other, through the intent of the nonlocal mind. The trees must breathe so I can breathe. The rivers must flow so that my blood can circulate. In the end, there's only one exuberant, abundant, eternal, rhythmic, inseparable 'I'."
Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire
"The homogeneous is the cause of the heterogeneous, unity produces diversity, the One is responsible for the many."
The Light of the Soul
(Alice A. Bailey)
"God is one, that is to say, in nature there is but one substance."
"According to the Indian view, our separateness from each other in space and time here on earth – our multitude – is but a secondary, deluding aspect of the truth, which is that in essence we are of one being, one ground."
Myths To Live By
"All manifested divine Power, Life and Consciousness, and so all human Spirits, radiate from the One Source."
"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)
"Spirit, soul, and body are one, and all is of One." Zadith Senior (Zadith ben Hamuel), 'De chemia'
(Marie Louise vonFranz)
"The universe turns as one (which is the root meaning of the word 'universe') and we all live in one element." Virginia Hanson, 'The Other Face of Karma'
Karma, The Universal Law of Harmony
(Virginia Hanson and Rosemarie Stewart, editors)
"The combined resources of all of humanity – which would be made available to all of humanity if humanity saw itself as One – are more than sufficient to end human lack and suffering."
What God Wants
(Neale Donald Walsch)
"All heavenly lights may appear as separate yet emanate from the One Source and are one unified light." Zohar
(Rabbi Shoni Labowitz)
"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
"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)
"Basically, everything is one. There is no way in which you draw a line between things. What we normally do is to make these subdivisions, but they're not real." Barbara McClintock, geneticist
(John Briggs and F. David Peat)
"One Force in every place, though manifold. I am the Sacrifice. I am the Prayer. I am the Funeral Cake set for the dead. I am the healing herb. I am the ghee, the Mantra, and the flame, and that which burns. I am, of all this boundless Universe, the Father, Mother, Ancestor and Guard." Bhagavad Gita, Book 9
Wisdom for Life
(Lynette Evans, editor)
"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
"Love, Wisdom and Power are in reality the One indivisible/undivided Whole which can never be divided or divisive – their atoms chanting as they chart the spheres: 'We are One, We are One, We Are One….'"
Saint Germain on Alchemy
(Mark L. and Elizabeth Clare Prophet)
"Pythagoras appears to have taught the unity of God, whom he regarded as one omnipresent Spirit from whom our spirits emanated."
An Introduction to Philosophy
"We cannot get away from one ultimate enveloping cause, present in all causes and constituting their essential nature."
The Glorious Presence
(Ernest E. Wood)
"The followers of Pythagoras and Empedocles, and most of the Italian philosophers, say that there is a certain community uniting us not only with each other and with the gods, but even with creation. There is in fact one breath pervading the whole cosmos like a soul and uniting us with them." Sextus Empiricus, 'Advanced Mathematics'
Homage to Pythagoras, Rediscovering Sacred Science
(Christopher Bamford, editor)
"Know each thing separately, yet all things as one." W. Y. Evans-Wentz, introduction
Tibetan Book of the Dead
(W Y Evans-Wentz, translator)
"According to an old Eastern book, 'the man who sees the One Self in everything, and all things in the Self, he sees, verily, he sees.' All else is blindness. The sense of separation, while necessary for evolution, is fundamentally a mistake. The separateness is only like the branch that grows out of a trunk, the unity of the life of the tree passes into every branch and makes them all a oneness."
The Spiritual Life
"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)
"Live this message of the nonseparation, of the Unity of Life and the Oneness of All Things. Live it in a practical way, not merely in a conceptual way. Allow it to seep into your being at the deepest level, and become a part of your subconscious and immediate response to every life encounter."
Tomorrow's God, Our Greatest Spiritual Challenge
(Neale Donald Walsch)
"This sensation of being one with the universe is much more common than one might initially suspect, for it is the very foundation of all other sensations."
Spectrum of Consciousness
"As the one fire has entered the world and become corresponding in form to every form, so the one interior Self of all things corresponds in form to every form, and yet is beyond." Katha Upanishad, 5.9
The Flight of the Wild Gander
"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)
"All that lives and breathes evolves from the emanations of the One."
The Secret Doctrine
(Helena P. Blavatsky)
“Meister Eckhart says:….’One with the One, One from the One, and in the One itself the One, eternally!’”
"The One Life has been described as a conscious, hypersensitive, electric, creative energy. All effects, pleasurable or painful, produced upon one living creature are communicated by this electric, telegraphic Life-force, elan vital, throughout the whole of manifested life."
"Considered in its physical, concrete reality, the stuff of the universe cannot divide itself but, as a kind of gigantic 'atom', it forms in its totality…the only real indivisible."
The Phenomenon of Man
(Pierre Teilhard deChardin)
“That from which all beings arise and in which they have their origin is the Great One.” Lu Bu Ve, ‘The Spring and Autumn’
The Secret Power of Music
"In the context of wholeness, the opposites appear as no more than phases in an endless cycling process, for each turns incessantly into its opposite, exchanging places with it. Life…bends back upon itself to come, full circle, to the realization that all is one and all is well."
The World's Religions
"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
"We may know – not as a mere static dictum but as a winged intuition, carrying an infinitude of significance both for mind and heart – that the One IS the Manifold, and the Manifold IS the One."
The Manifold and The One
"The whole totality of beings is somehow one and many."
(Avery R. Dulles, James M. Demske, Robert J. O'Connell)
"This whole essence is but one thing only, like the mind of a man. Even as he is in soul and body, so also is this whole essence." Jacob Boehme