Compilation Quotations showing Nonduality in each of 7 traditions

Quotations showing Nonduality in each of 7 traditions
from which we primarily take inspiration in our One Garden groups – not excluding other traditions!

Baha’i: “…all parts of the creational world are of one whole.”,
“God contains all….The whole is greater than its parts…”
“All that exists is God….”
The paradox that the God-head is unknowable – the finite cannot know the Infinite – yet we can know God
SOURCE Baha’i writings – BWF p.364., PT 23 27, AB in London p22 & the paradox is HERE

“A man may converse with the ego within him saying: “May I do this? Would it be advisable for me to do this work?” Such as this is conversation with the higher self”. – ‘Abdu’l-Bahá.

Buddhism: 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. from Zen Buddhist writings.

Christianity: Your eye is the lamp of your body. If your eye is single, your whole body is full of light; but if it is hurtful, your body is full of darkness. (Luke 11:34)
If I ascend to heaven, you are there; if I make my bed in Sheol, you are there. (Psalm 139:8)

“Like two birds of golden plumage, inseparable companions, the
individual self and the immortal Self are perched on the branches of the
self same tree. The former tastes of the sweet and bitter fruits of the
tree; the latter, tasting of neither, calmly observes.

“The individual self, deluded by forgetfulness of his identity with the
divine Self, bewildered by his ego, grieves and is sad. But when he
recognizes the worshipful Lord as his own true Self, and
beholds his glory, he grieves no more.” from the Hindu Bhagavad Gita
Having realized the Self, which is soundless, intangible, formless,
undecaying, and likewise tasteless, eternal, and odorless; having
realized That which is without beginning and end, beyond the Great,
and unchanging–one is freed from the jaws of death. Katha Upanishad 1.3.15

The search for reason ends at the shore of the known;
on the immense expanse beyond it
only the sense of the ineffable can glide.
It alone knows the route to that
which is remote from experience and understanding.

Neither is amphibious:
reason cannot go beyond the shore,
and the sense of the ineffable
is out of place where we measure, where we weigh…….

Citizens of two realms, we must all sustain dual allegiance:
we sense the ineffable in one realm;
we name and exploit reality in another.
Between the two we set up a system of references,
but can never fill the gap. – A J Heschel

Sufi/Islam: “When you know yourself, your “I-ness” vanishes & you know that you & God are one & the same.” Ibn ‘Arabi

For no reason
I turn into a leaf
That is carried so high
I kiss the sun’s mouth
And dissolve.

For no reason
A thousand birds
Choose my head for a conference table,
Start passing their
Cups of wine
And their wild songbooks all around.

For every reason in existence
I begin to eternally,
To eternally laugh and love!

When I turn into a leaf
And start dancing,
I run to kiss our beautiful Friend
And I dissolve in the Truth
That I Am. Hafiz/ Trans. Ladinsky –

Taoism: The tao that can be told
is not the eternal Tao
The name that can be named
is not the eternal Name.

The unnamable is the eternally real.
Naming is the origin
of all particular things.

Free from desire, you realize the mystery.
Caught in desire, you see only the manifestations.

Yet mystery and manifestations
arise from the same source….. Written by Lao-tzu – Chapter 1 from a translation by S. Mitchell
The life-long breath-mantra “Yahweh,” is the preeminent portal to the Nondual state of being

VER as at 1st July 2016