“The total number of minds in the Universe is one.” – Erwin Schrödinger, Nobel Prize Winning Physicist

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  • “In a Wonderland they lie, Dreaming as the days go by, Dreaming as the summers die; Ever drifting down the stream- Lingering in the golden gleam– Life, what is it but a dream?” – Lewis Carroll


  • “Concerning matter, we have been all wrong. What we have called matter is energy, whose vibration has been so lowered as to be perceptible to the senses. There is no matter.” – Albert Einstein
  • “When a piece of seemingly solid matter like a human hand is placed under a microscope, we can see that it is made up of molecules. As we move closer, we see atoms, the tiny shadowy balls dancing around their fixed locations. And now we focus on one of the atoms; its interior is lightly veiled by a cloud of electrons. We come closer, increasing the magnification. The shell dissolves and we look on the inside to find… nothing. Somewhere within that emptiness, we know is a nucleus. We scan the space, and there it is, a tiny dot. At last, we have discovered something hard and solid, a reference point. But no! as we move closer to the nucleus, it too begins to dissolve. It too is nothing more than an oscillating field, waves of rhythm. Inside the nucleus are other organized fields: protons, neutrons, even smaller “particles.” Each of these, upon our approach, also dissolve into pure rhythm.” – Matter Does Not Exist
  • “Matter has been found not to exist at all. This insight into matter brings modern physics very close to mysticism, very close.” – Friedrich Nietzsche, Philosopher
  • “Solid matter, in the strict construction of the term, simply does not exist. The Universe is composed of interacting energy fields, some at rest and some in motion. It is, in and of itself, one gigantic hologram of unbelievable complexity.” – De-classified CIA document
  • “It from Bit symbolizes the idea that every item of the physical world has at bottom — at a very deep bottom, in most instances — an immaterial source and explanation; that what we call reality arises in the last analysis from the posing of yes-no questions and the registering of equipment-evoked responses; in short, that all things physical are information-theoretic in origin and this is a participatory universe.” – John Archibald Wheeler, Theoretical Physicist
  • “She wasn’t doing a thing that I could see, except standing there leaning on the balcony railing, holding the universe together.” ― J.D. Salinger


  • “We used to think that matter is a thing; now it is no more so. Matter is more like a thought than like a thing.” – Arthur Eddington, Astrophysicist
  • “Consciousness is the source of all reality. The entire human being, brain, consciousness and all, is like the universe which surrounds him, nothing more or less than an extraordinarily complex system of energy fields.” – De-classified CIA document
  • “When the mind becomes very silent, you can clearly see that all that exists in the world are brief moments of consciousness arising together with the six sense objects. If you can make the mind very focused you see that the whole world breaks down into these small events of sight and the knowing, sound and the knowing, thought and the knowing. No longer are these houses, cars, bodies or even oneself. All you see are particles of consciousness as experience. You will see differently that consciousness is like waves, like a sea, an ocean. Now it is not particles but instead every sight and every sound is contained in this ocean of consciousness. From this perspective, there is no sense of particles at all.” – Jack Kornfield
  • “The wise man beholds all beings in the Self, and the Self in all beings; for that reason he does not hate anyone.” – Isa Upanishad
  • “What was it like to wake up after having never gone to sleep? That was when you were born. You didn’t come into this world, you came out of it. You are something the whole universe is doing in the same way that a wave is something that the whole ocean is doing.” – Alan Watts
  • “Body consciousness and the world are not different; they are identical.” – Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
  • “How does your mind look to your eyes? It looks like what you see out in front of you. Because all that you see out in front of you is how you feel inside your head.” – Alan Watts
  • “Today a young man on acid realised we are all just energy condensed to a slooooow vibration. We are all one consciousness, experiencing itself subjectively. There is no such thing as death, life is only a dream and we’re the imagination of ourselves. Here’s Tom with the weather.” – Bill Hicks
  • “Consciousness is not something that you have, it’s something that you are.” – Eckhart Tolle
  • “We do not need a new religion or a new bible. We need a new experience–a new feeling of what it to be “I.” The lowdown (which is, of course, the secret and profound view) on life is that our normal sensation of self is a hoax or, at best, a temporary role that we are playing, or have been conned into playing. If you know that “I”, in the sense of the person, the front, the ego, it really doesn’t exist, then it won’t go to your head too badly. – Alan Watts
  • “Establish yourself firmly in the awareness of ‘I AM’. This is the beginning, and also the end of all endeavour. Give up all questions except one: ‘Who am I?’ After all, the only fact you are sure of is that you are. The ‘I am’ is certain. The ‘I am this’ is not. Nothing, concrete or abstract, which you perceive can be you. The very act of perceiving shows that you are not what you perceive. Once you are convinced that you cannot say truthfully about your self anything except ‘I am’, and that nothing that can be pointed at, can be your self, the need for the ‘I am’ is over — you are no longer intent on verbalising what you are. All you need is to get rid of the tendency to define your self. – Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
  • No such thing as selves exist in the world. At least for all conscious beings so far known to us it is true that they neither have nor are a self. Some organisms possess conscious self-models, but such self-models certainly are not selves – they are only complex brain states.” – Professor Thomas Metzinger, Being No One
  • “In addition to our immediate consciousness, which is of a thoroughly personal nature and which we believe to be the only empirical psyche (even if we tack on the personal unconscious as an appendix), there exists a second psychic system of a collective, universal, and impersonal nature which is identical in all individuals. This collective unconscious does not develop individually but is inherited. It consists of pre-existent forms, the archetypes, which can only become conscious secondarily and which give definite form to certain psychic contents.” – Carl Jung
  • “Salt is a simple here, and yet a manifold. This thing is therefore white only in so far as it is brought in contact with our eye, also sharp to our tongue, also cubic to our touch, etc. The entire diversity of these sides we do not receive from the thing, but from ourselves. Thus they (the sides) fall asunder on our senses which are separate from each other. We are therefore the universal medium in which such moments isolate themselves, and are for and by themselves. But these different sides which consciousness takes upon itself are determined each for itself, as it is found in the universal medium; the White is merely in opposition to the Black, etc., and the thing is One precisely through the fact that it opposes itself to others. But it does not exclude others from itself through being One, for to be One is the universal relation to itself, and from the fact that it is One it is rather like to all. – Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, The Phenomenology of Spirit


  • “According to Einstein’s Relativity of simultaneity, simultaneity is not an absolute relation between events; what is simultaneous in one frame of reference will not necessarily be simultaneous in another. As Einsteins theory of relativity explains, if you were to travel at the speed of light then strange things would happen to space and time, and you would experience yourself to be in all places and times at once. This eternal moment is known as the Ain Spoh Aur.” – Example 1, Example 2.
  • Philosophical presentism is the view that neither the future nor the past exist.” “The specious present consists of three nonentities—the past, which does not exist, the future, which does not exist, and their conterminous, the present; the faculty from which it proceeds lies to us in the fiction of the specious present.” – E. Robert Kelly
  • “Only the present day and present moment are real.” – Hasidic master Rabbi Nachman
  • “There is nothing peculiar in the present event to make it different from the past and future. For a moment the past was actual and the future will become so. What makes the present so different? A thing focused in the now is with me, for I am ever present; it is my own reality that I impart to the present event. We consider memories, only when they come into the present. The forgotten is not counted until one is reminded — which implies, bringing into the now.” – Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, I Am That
  • “So far as we know, animals do not live in constant anxiety about sickness and death, as we do, because they live in the present. There was never a time when the world began, because it goes round and round like a circle, and there is no place on a circle where it begins. There was no past. If the universe began in the past, when that happened it was now. But it is still now and the universe is still beginning now and it’s trailing off like the wake of a ship from now and as the wake of the ship fades out, so does the past. You can look back there to explain things but the explanation disappears. You will never find it there. Things are not explained by the past. They’re explained by what happens now.” – Alan Watts
  • “The past, present and future all exist in the universal hologram simultaneously.” – De-classified CIA document
  • Both “Simul” (simultaneously / simulation) and “Singul” (singular / singularity) are derived from Proto-Indo-European sem- meaning (“together, one.”)


  • “Consciousness cannot be accounted for in physical terms. For consciousness is absolutely fundamental. It cannot be accounted for in terms of anything else. Quantum physics thus reveals the basic oneness of the Universe. The total number of minds in the Universe is one.” – Erwin Schrödinger, Nobel Prize Winning Physicist
  • “There is only one truth, only men describe it in different ways.” – Rig-Veda
  • “Every priest of an ancient creed was one of the Initiates, that is to say, he knew perfectly well that only one religion existed, and that the cultus merely served to translate this religion to the different nations according to their particular temperaments. To any one possessing the key, all these Bibles reveal the same doctrine; but this key, which can open Esoterism, is lost by the sectarians of our Western creeds. Yet every cultus has its tradition, its book, its Bible, which teach those who know how to read them the unity of all creeds, in spite of the differences existing in the ritual of various countries.” – The Tarot of the Bohemians
  • “The Bahá’í Faith states that there is a fundamental unity in many of the world’s religions. It is one of the core teachings, alongside the unity of God, and the unity of humanity.”
  • “Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!” – Psalm 133:1
  • “Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.” – 1 Peter 3:8
  • “The definition of Kabbalah is receptiveness. Having seamless unity from self to the whole. Like a hologram,everything is continuously interconnected as one integral unity.” – Rabbi Simon Jacobson
  • “The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion. It should transcend personal God and avoid dogma and theology. Covering both the natural and the spiritual, it should be based on a religious sense arising from the experience of all things natural and spiritual as a meaningful unity.” – Albert Einstein
  • “So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth.” – Bahá’u’lláh
  • “Above all other relationships he recognizes the universal brotherhood of every living thing. The symbol of the clasped hands, explained in the Lodge, reflects his attitude towards all the world, for he is the comrade of all created things. – The Lost Keys of Freemasonry
  • “The oneness of the universe. God is one in Hasidic teachings means not God is one, but that everything is part of the divine. That means we’re all connected. It means we’re all children of God. It means we can all be here for each other. It means we’re responsible for the world.” – Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak
  • “The whole of Gurmat wisdom has been summarized most beautifully into one single digit. Ik “Oneness” means everything in the whole entire creation is one thing that looks like many different things. – Satpal Singh
  • “The first peace, which is most important, is that which comes within the souls of men when they realize their relationship, their oneness, with the universe and all its Powers, and when they realize that at the center of the universe dwells Wakan-Tanka, and that this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us. This is the real Peace, and the others are but reflections of this. The second peace is that which is made between two individuals, and the third is that which is made between two nations. But above all you should understand that there can never be peace between nations until there is first known that true peace which, as I have often said, is within the souls of men.” – Hehaka Sapa, Wichasha Wakan
  • “All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.” – Swami Vivekananda
  • “All nature, all formations, all creatures exist in and with one another, and they will be resolved again into their own roots.” – Gospel of Mary
  • “That which permeates all, which nothing transcends and which, like the universal space around us, fills everything completely from within and without, that Supreme non-dual Brahman — that thou art.” – Sankaracharya
  • “When you make the two one, and when you make the inner as the outer and the outer as the inner and the above as the below then shall you enter the Kingdom. If those who lead you say to you, ‘See, the kingdom is in the sky,’ then the birds of the sky will precede you. If they say to you, ‘It is in the sea,’ then the fish will precede you. Rather, the kingdom is inside of you, and it is outside of you.” – The Gospel of Thomas
  • “It is not right to think of it as a God or as like God. It is more than just God. Nothing is above it. Nothing rules it. Since everything exists within it, it does not exist within anything. Since it is not dependent on anything it is eternal. It is absolutely complete and so needs nothing. It is utterly perfect. Light. The One is without boundaries. Nothing exists outside of it to border it. The One cannot be investigated. Nothing exists apart from it to investigate it. The One cannot be measured. Nothing exists external to it to measure it.” – The Secret Book of John
  • “Detachment is not the absence of emotion, it is the process of becoming one with the Oneness that is the Universe. To be detached, is to realize that the fullness of all there is, is too much to react to with just one emotion, one thought, or any bias. To be detached, is to acknowledge all, without owning any of it. To be detached, is to summon forth the whole entirety of understanding, to the fragment that is the void.” – Justin K. McFarlane Beau
  • “We often say that you can only think one thing at a time. The truth is that in looking at the world bit by bit we convince ourselves that it consists of separate things, and so give ourselves the problem of how these things are connected and how they cause and effect each other. The problem would never have arisen if we had been aware that it was just our way of looking at the world which had chopped it up into separate bits, things, events, causes, and effects. So-called opposites, such as light and darkness, are poles or aspects of the same thing. But we have no word for that thing, save such vague concepts as Existence, Being, God, or the Ultimate Ground of Being. We really feel that this world is indeed an assemblage of separate things that have somehow come together or, perhaps, fallen apart, and that we are each only one of them. In other words, we do not play the Game of Black-and-White. Instead, we play the game of Black-versus-White or, more usually, White-versus Black. Not realizing the inseparability of the positive and negative poles of the rhythm. Now you can begin to see the world as it is. And you don’t see any past, and you don’t see any future. You don’t see a difference between yourself and the rest of it. – Alan Watts
  • There once was a tiny drop of rain water that fell from the great, rolling skies far above and into a vast run river down below. ..and became it. And yet did the raindrop retain its very identity. Yet how could this be? For it was, after all, no longer a raindrop. It was now the river. It became the awareness of the river by realizing upon entering that it and the river had never been apart to begin with. As a raindrop, however, it had lost sight of this truth, and felt itself small and separated. Upon entry into the river, its identity did not become replaced by the river’s – the river’s identity did not obliterate the raindrop’s. Rather, the raindrop came to ultimately realize that its true identity had all along been much more grand, much more vast, than it had ever prior given itself credit for. The raindrop is the river. The atom is the universe. – Freeman Broiler
  • “And all the books you’ve read have been read by other people. And all the songs you’ve loved have been heard by other people. And that girl that’s pretty to you is pretty to other people. And that if you looked at these facts when you were happy, you would feel great because you are describing ‘unity.” – Stephen Chbosky
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