The One Book is a profound collection of over 1,000 quotations, poems, and statements from 500 authors around the world and throughout recorded history, expressing all the many and diverse facets of Oneness.
Containing 430 pages in a large 8.5 x 11 inch paperback format with an easy to read and ponder layout, this book is an inexhaustible fund of spiritual wisdom and utterances from all traditions on the spiritual topic of Oneness: the oneness of humanity, the oneness of the Earth, the oneness of humanity and God, the oneness of the cosmos.
On every page can be found helpful insight and inspiration for one’s day-to-day spiritual journey.
Man knows himself only to the extent that he knows the world; he becomes aware of himself only within the world, and aware of the world only within himself. Every object, well contemplated, opens up a new organ of perception within us.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Germany 1823
Talk as much philosophy as you please, worship as many gods as you like, observe all ceremonies, sing devoted praises to any number of divine beings — liberation never comes, even at the end of a hundred aeons, without the realization of Oneness of Self.
Shankara, India 800
With the same accuracy, one can say that all is divine or that nothing is divine. Everything depends upon the angle from which one looks at the problem.
Likewise, it can be said that the divine is a perpetual becoming and yet also, that it is immutable for all eternity.
To deny or affirm God’s existence is equally true, but each is only partially true. It is by rising above both affirmation and negation that one may draw nearer the truth.
It can further be said that whatever happens in the world is the result of divine will, but also that this will has to be expressed and manifested in a world that contradicts or deforms it; these are two attitudes having, respectively, the practical effect of either submitting with peace and joy to whatever happens or, on the contrary, ceaselessly fighting for the triumph of what should be. To live the truth one must know how to rise above both attitudes and combine them.
The Mother, France 1954
Without inner peace, it is impossible to have world peace.
H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama, Tibet 1989
He who is really free can wear any faith, or even stage or mode of living, and be his true self in it. He is free of all modes and forms, for he has found the Life in all things.
G.S. Arundale, United Kingdom 1935
Neither in its impetus nor its achievements can science go to its limits without becoming tinged with mysticism and charged with faith.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, France 1955
There is but one Truth, and so the wise find nothing to debate.
Gautama Buddha, Nepal, India 483 BCE
None of you is a believer so long as he does not prefer for his brother what he prefers for himself.
Mohammed, Saudi Arabia 662
“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me. I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.” Then the righteous will answer him, “Lord, when did we see thee hungry and feed thee, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit thee?” And the King will answer them, “Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.”
Jesus Christ, Palestine (Judea) 33
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