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Oneness defined: a strong feeling of closeness or affinity; union
 Bahá’u’lláh’s teachings on religious unity are clear and unambiguous: religion is one, all religions spring from the same Divine Source.
 Bahá’u’lláh said, “The earth is but one country and mankind its citizens,” and that, as foretold in all the sacred scriptures of the past, now is the time for humanity to live in unity.
Veiled by ignorance,
The minds of man and Buddha
Appear to be different;
Yet in the realm of Mind Essence
They are both of one taste. Some-
Time they will meet each other
In the great Dharmadhatu.
When countless streams merge and become one, the result is an ocean. That all-encompassing oneness brings us many blessings as human beings. — Her Holiness Shinso Ito
 The humble, meek, merciful, just, pious and devout souls are everywhere of one religion; and when death has taken off the mask, they will know one another, though the diverse liveries they wear here make them strangers.
There is a principle which is pure, placed in the human mind, which in different places and ages hath different names. It is, however, pure, and proceeds from God. It is deep and inward, confined to no forms of religion nor excluded from any, where the heart stands in perfect sincerity. In whomsoever this takes root and grows, of what nation soever, they become brethren, in the best sense of the expression. John Woolman
In the non-temporal dimension of existence, the individual and the universal meet together in perfect identity or non-difference (advaita). This is the significance of the Vedantic saying: ‘Thou Art That’ or ‘I am in essence one with Brahman’. This is also the significance of the saying of the Christ:
‘I and my Father in heaven are one.’ It centers around the divine heritage of man – his essential rootedness in the non-temporal in which man and God, the individual and the universal, are one. Man
has within him the power to contact that unifying ground of existence. Such a contact liberates him from his ego-shell and manifests his latent divinity.
Chauduri, Haridas. Integral Yoga. Wheaton:
The Theosophical Publishing House, 1974. (p. 106)
Truth is one; sages call it by various names. – Rig Veda
People may quote the scriptures, make sacrifices to the gods, perform actions and pay homage to the deities, but there is no liberation without recognising the oneness of one’s own true being – not even in the lifetime of a hundred Brahmas (countless millions of years). – Vivek Chudamani Verse 6
E’kam Sath Viprah Bahudhah Vadhanthi Rig Veda
(To what is One, Sages give many names)
 Those who understand see themselves in all,
and all, in themselves.
The truth is that you are always united with the Lord. But you must know this. Nothing further is there to know.
Source; The Upanishads, breath of the Eternal – Page 119 ,
Svetasvatara Upanishad 1.1 1-12
Science of Mind (Religious Science)  God is the Source of all that is, and God is all that is. Everything in the Universe is made of the God-substance and is a unique, individualized expression of God. (Source – Foundational Class workbook [short form], 1993 revision, #1 of 10 Core Concepts, ReligiousScience.org website publication Organization now known as United Centers for Spiritual Living
Six of Seven – Unitarian Universalist Statement of Principles
 The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all.
(Source -Our Seven Principles in Story and Verse – A Collection for Children
and Adults by Kenneth W Collier)
“We are One
We are one in the Goddess
We are one, we are one,
We are one in the Hunter
We are one, we are one.
One in Spirit of the Earth,
One in Spirit of the Sky,
One in Spirit of the Oceans around us,
One in Spirit of the Fire.
Wiccan Chant – Author Unknown – Source