Holiness, meaning enabling the integration of inner oneness via the realization of outer Oneness, is the healing for which we yearn.
“There is perfect brotherhood underlying humanity, for all are servants of one God and belong to one family under the protection of divine providence.”
May you become as the waves of one sea, stars of the same heaven, fruits adorning the same tree, roses of one garden in order that through you the oneness of humanity may establish its temple in the world of mankind, for you are the ones who are called to uplift the cause of unity among the nations of the earth.
ONENESS FROM BAHA’I WRITINGS
“…all parts of the creational world are of one whole.”, BWF p.364.
“God contains all….The whole is greater than its parts…” PT 23 27
“All that exists is God….” (AB in London p22)
1 The birds have vanished from the sky, / and now the last clouds slip away. / We sit alone, the mountain and I, / until only the mountain remains.” (8th Century) Chinese poet Li Po
2 The great Master Dogen said,
“To study the Buddha Way is to study the self,
to study the self is to forget the self, and
to forget the self is to be enlightened by the ten thousand things.”
To be enlightened by the ten thousand things is to recognize the unity of the self and the ten thousand things.
1 “Time is a stream of forms…in which the One manifests.”
2 “Love is the basis of the existence of all things. It is the deepest motive of all that lives within us…This love is God.”
3 “The midpoint in each thing is the same creative Spirit. Everything flows from this Spirit and everything has a tendency to become one with the One again. This tendency is a cosmic stream, an impulse, a cosmic eros.”
4 “Men and women are composed of parts of the universe. They are the cosmos in miniature. If we subject this microcosm that is ourselves to analysis, we discover how the great cosmos is structured.”
5 “All blades of grass, wood and stone, all things are One.” Meister Eckhart
6 “One can learn to experience timelessness, and can become aware of how nearly the deepest center in the I is one with the deepest center of the universe. This is sober ‘ec-stasy’ (or stepping out) from the time-bound to the timeless. The goal is absorption in Brahma in the same way all colors coincide in white light.”
7 “The center of one’s being coincides with the center of all things.”
8 “Love is always active and looking for what it can do. It cannot remain shut up in itself. Just as water…cannot stay locked in the earth, but seeks an outlet.” St. Teresa of Avila
9 “Bringing order out of chaos and giving form to the unformed – the essence of art – is a normal preoccupation of humanity.”
10 “First of all, we have to see God as the deepest ground of our being, concealed in the innermost recess of our nature….We must worship Him not only in our own being but equally in all that exists, firstly in our fellow men and women, but also in nature, in the universe, omnipresent and permeating everything with the work of His hands.” Titus Brandsma, commemoration speech given in 1932
11 “God is central in each part of the universe, down to the tiniest atom.”
12 “You are a principal work, a fragment of God himself, you have in yourself a part of Him.” Marcus Aurelius, ‘Meditations’
13 “Love is the eternal knot and bond of the cosmos’, Marsilio Ficino
14 “A mystical experience is all-embracing…It is a realization – with one’s whole being – that all things are one, a universe, an organic whole into which the self fits.”
15 “This [mysticism] is a phenomenon that seems to occur in all religions and cultures; it is different in external form, but in essence everywhere it is the same: it is the experimental knowledge that, in one way or another, everything is interconnected, that all things have a single source.”
16 “The Soul (Atman) is below. The Soul is above. The Soul is to the west. The Soul is to the east. The Soul is to the south. The Soul is to the north. The Soul, indeed, is this whole world.” The Chandogya Upanishads
17 “The Soul is the image of God and, because it is His image, it comes to understand that it can be and must be united with Him whose image it is.” William of Saint-Thierry (1085-1148)
18 “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.”
19 “The Soul is a way along which God travels to His freedom from His deepest point.” Hadewych, 13th century Beguine
20 “Often when I awake to myself and step from otherness into myself, I behold a most wondrous beauty. It is then that I believe most strongly in my belonging to a higher destiny.” Plotinus, ‘Enneads’, IV: 8: 1
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Love is a state of Being. Your love is not outside; it is deep within you. You can never lose it, and it cannot leave you. It is not dependent on some other body, some external form.
In the stillness of your presence, you can feel your own formless and timeless reality as the unmanifested life that animates your physical form.
You can then feel the same life deep within every other human and every other creature.
You look beyond the veil of form and separation. This is the realization of oneness. This is love.
What is God? The eternal One Life underneath all the forms of life.
What is love? To feel the presence of that One Life deep within yourself and within all creatures. To be it.
Therefore, all love is the love of God.