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[Note: The (Interpolations in Italic Script in Brackets) within the Body of the Original Quotes in Bold – Intuitively Revisited & Reinvested with Comments — are the Personal Subjective Thoughts, Opinions and Utterances of the Compiler-Commentator – dredged from within the depths of his Limited Framework-of-Knowledge and Partial State-of-Understanding …and  is not positioned as The Definitive View on the Subject].

Hark How Creative Thinkers Spanning All Times & Climes Have Articulated This Concept …Since 2000 BCE To 2000 CE



Atman Self – Upanishads/Bodhicitta/Buddha-Nature – Buddhism/Noor-i-Ruhani/Ruh-i-Ilahi – Islam/Holy Spirit – Christianity/Noble Self – Zoroastrianism/‘No Mind’ – Zen/ Gentleman- Confucius.

Refers to: ‘Godly-Lawful Higher/Immortal/Eternal Self’ in man.

Represents: Constructive/Divine Forces of Light-Love-Life


‘Nafs – Islam/Aham – Indic/Ego – West/Beast-Self – Zoroastrianism/‘Mind-States’ – Zen. 

Refers to: ‘Godless-Lawless Lower/Mortal/Transient self’ in man

Represents: Destructive/Satanic Forces of Darkness-Violence-Death

Vasudhaivam Kutumbakam (“The Earth is One Family”). Vedas, c. 2000 BCE
The whole world is a (single) tree and all (the different) countries are its (integral inseparable) branches. Atharva Veda 
Always think of the universe (in Gaian terms) as one living organism with a single substance and a single soul. Marcus Aurelius
The universe becomes intelligible to the extent of our (Higher Self-endowed) ability to apprehend it as a whole. Arnold Toynbee, 20th C Iconic Historian
Man is a (integral) part of the world, and his spirit is (an inalienable)part of the spirit of the world. Vaclav Havel, Nobel Laureate
Man is a universe within himself. Bob Marley
The peoples of the earth (regardless of differing faiths-country-culture-class-colour-caste-cult-clan-creed) are one family. Ruth Fulton Benedict
The human body is the temple of God. One who kindles the light of(Atman Self-) awareness within gets true light. The sacred flame of your inner shrine is constantly bright. The experience of unity (between the trinity of jiva/man, jagat/world and Jagannath/God), is the(perfection and) fulfilment of human endevours. The mysteries of life are revealed (and the Godhead is attained). Rig Veda
So powerful is the Light of Unity (when merged within the Trinity of God-Man-World) that it can illuminate the whole world. Zarathushtra, Avesta
The Law (– Dharma/R’ta/Asha) is that which leads to welfare and salvation (of all sentient beings). It forms (the core and essence of unbiased, parochial ego-free) conduct and character distinguished by(an evolved sense of samadarshinah – same-mindedness/ impartiality/)equality among all beings. Samadeva Nitivakyamrita 1.1
The (inherent essential) oneness of human beings is the basic(building-block of Brotherhood – the life-nurturing) ethical thread that holds us together. Muhammad Yunus, Founder Grameen Bank
Let your aims be common and your hearts of one accord, and all of you be of one mind, so that you may live well together (as brethren of one extended family). Rig Veda, Indic Scripture
Meet together, speak together, / Let your mind be of one accord, / As the Gods of old, being of one mind, / Accepted their share of the sacrifice (– without dissenting-squabbling-gripping among themselves). Rig Veda, c. 1800 BCE
May we unite in our mind, unite in our purposes, and not fight against the (shared-common) divine spirit (– the imperishable Atman Self/Bodhicitta/Noor-i-Ruhani/Holy Spirit eternally abiding) within us. Atharva Veda
Teach us, O’ Lord Mazda, to (rise above our petty ego-conditioned parochial-partisan-sectarian strife and) live as comrades all, in (peace-ushering) willing Fellowship and loving Fraternity, in Brotherly helpfulness and co-operation. Zarathustra, Avesta
(Let all the world’s peoples unite and) Be like unto brothers; one in love, one in holiness and one in your zeal for (the soul-liberating) truth(of the unity of mankind). Buddha
Behold, how good and pleasant (harmonious, productive and peaceful)it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! Bible 133.1
Set your faces towards unity (of the Great Being), and let the radiance of its light shine upon you. Gather ye together (ye peoples of all races and faiths), and for the sake of God resolve to unite among you ( as one …for godless nafs/aham/ego/beast-self promoted divisiveness and separation invites strife and strengthens the diabolic forces). Baha‘u’llah, Founder – Baha’ism
Blunt your own sharp points (by being less demanding) and you will be able to unravel the confusion of others; soften your own glare (by being less critical) and you will be able to put yourself on a level with others; then, when there is no difference between yourself and others, when you are at-one-with (‘the other’ and) the world, you will have attained to spiritual experiences and powers which are inexpressible. Hence it is called the Mystery of Unity. Samurai, Wu Ch’eng
…the (One/Paramatman/Brahman/Supreme) Spirit itself and our(common-shared inborn immortal Atman/Holy) spirits bear united witness that we are the children of (One) God. Rom 8:16, Christianity
God is unity, and liketh unity (and the harmony, peace and prosperity it bringeth to the world…but the godless-lawless uncontrollable nafs/aham/ego/beast-self-conditioned ones with their impure discriminating mind-states conjured conditions of divisions, distinctions and separateness along with their attendant circumstances of dissension, strife and warring …as found in all climes and times throughout world-life-history …is the handiwork of Satan). Prophet Mohammad
So powerful is the Light of Unity (within the Trinity of God-Man-World) that it can illuminate the whole world. ProphetZarathustra, Avesta
The significance which is in unity (– the complexio oppositorium — fusion/merger of duality/opposites –) is an eternal wonder. Rabindranath Tagore
The universe is but one great (undivided, all-inclusive) city full of beloved ones, divine and human, by nature (all mutually bonded and)endeared to each other. Epictetus
We must (all awaken to our original-inborn non-dual Holy Spirit/ Atman Self/ Buddha-nature/Noor-i-Ruhani …and thus freed of the duality-bound nafs/aham/ego/beast-self) conceive of the universe as one Commonwealth of Gods and men are members (of equal standing). Marcus Tullius Cicero
Coming together (and uniting) is a beginning. Keeping together (in cohesion) is progress. Working together (harmoniously towards a Common Goal for the equal benefit of all beings) is success. Henry Ford
The first peace, which is the most important (as it is the source of all other forms of peace among individuals and nations), is that which comes within the souls of people. Black Elk, Native American Leader
Peace (to be lasting must be all-inclusive, it) requires everyone to be in the circle – wholeness, inclusion (is the mantra of the coming New Age of Brotherhood). Isabel Allende
Come on (all you different) people, now let’s (bury our pagan ego-conditioned, divisive-minded, parochial prejudices and sectarian-biases, and like noble-minded people aware of our unitive Atman Self let’s) get together, love one another. Old Protest Song
Seek union (of minds and hearts) over separation (of race, caste, class, faith, nationality, sexual-orientation). Indigenous Folk Wisdom
(Godless mortal nafs/aham/ego/beast-self dominated, illusory mind-states fabricated) Beliefs separate. (Godly immortal Atman Self/ Bodhicitta/Noor-i-Ruhani/Holy/Spirit-inspired) Loving thoughts unite. Paul Ferrin
The world needs oneness. One world, one humanity (free of pagan ego-dominated, man-imposed illusory-borders, divisions and separations that generate self-destructive competition in the race for economic growth and the cornering and controlling of Earth’s natural resources). Oneness will solve our problems. Soon we will have more than seven billion people on earth. It would put a strain on our natural resources. Water is already becoming scarce. These problems can be solved through (Atman Self-inspired) oneness (– altruistic cooperation and Brotherhood). H H Dalai Lama XIV
Let us have concord with our own people and people who are strangers to us; / The Divine Twins create between us and the strangers a unity of hearts. / May we unite in our minds, unite in our purposes, and not fight against the (shared) divine spirit (– the unitive Atman Self) within us. Atharva Veda 7.52. 1-2
Men’s hearts ought not to be set against one another (divided and separated by pagan ego-conditioned prejudices of nationality, religion, caste, class, gender), but (united and) set with one another, and all against (the decadent forces of illusory divisions-causing, distinctions-making, separations-creating) evil only. Thomas Carlyle
(Godless-lawless ego-conditioned, divisive-minded men contributing to) Sectarianism, bigotry, and its horrible descendant, fanaticism, have long possessed this beautiful earth. They have filled the earth with violence, drenched it often and often with human blood, destroyed civilization and sent whole nations to despair. Had it not been for these horrible demons (– the perpetrators of parochial/partisan/sectarian/communal discrimination and divisions), human society would be far more advanced than it is now. Swami Vivekananda
In the name of (a parochial) religion one tortures, persecutes, builds pyres. In the guise of (a sectarian) ideology one massacres, tortures and kills. In the name of (a patriotic) love of one’s country or ones race, one hates other countries and massacres them. There is nothing in common between the (ungodly partisan-biased) means and the (godly holistic-universal) end (…thus leading to the strife-torn state of our world condition). Eugene Ionesco, Playwright- Theatre of the Absurd
(Our godless ego-aroused) Intolerance (towards ‘the other’ based on gender, caste, class, religion, country) is itself a form of (moral)violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true (all-inclusive, socially-just and economically-equitable) democratic spirit. Mahatma Gandhi
No society is immune from the (godless ego-aroused) darkest impulses of men, India will succeed so long as it is not splintered along sectarian(parochial, communal, religious) lines (by primitive, medieval-minded, bigots on either side of the divide). Barack Obama, US President invited as Chief Guest for India’s Republic Day celebration (TOI, Jan 28, 2015)
There are those (pagan ego-blinded, maya-bewitched, dualist-minded ignorant ones) / Who spend their lives / Arguing, which is better / The crescent moon or the full / Then there are a few / (illumined Higher Self-aware, non-dual-minded wise ones) / Who revel in both / For they know the Moon is One. Qamar, ‘The Moon’
If we are to have peace on earth, our (paramount) loyalties must transcend our (exclusivist-minded, divisive-natured, sectarian-spirited, ethno-centric emphasis on our religion, our) race, our tribe, our class and our nation (…and needs be consecrated to the inseparable, all-inclusivist unity of mankind). Martin Luther King, Jr.
Human rights are…the quintessential values through which we affirm together that we are a single human community. Radhika Coomaraswamy
Human dignity is independent of national borders. We must always defend the interests of the persecuted in other countries. Kjeli M Bondevik, fmr. PM of Norway
In the sky there is no (division or) distinction of east and west; (but godless nafs/ aham/ego/beast-self-intoxicated, unawakened ordinary)people create (artificial divisions and) differences out of their own(partial-thinking, self-suiting, illusory discriminations-making monkey-) minds and then believe them to be true. Gautama Buddha
All (godless ego-conditioned, impure-discriminating mind-states conjured exclusivist sense of) separation (-division-distinction), every kind of estrangement and alienation is false (– an ego-conjured illusion detrimental to the world-life-history)(The inclusivist-minded, all-unifying, world-life-history promoting, non-dual Atman Self/ Bodhicitta/Noor-i-Ruhani/Holy Spirit-attained wise ones alone know…) All is one. Nisargadatta Maharaj
There is the (one undivided, all-inclusive) sky which is all men’s together. Euripides
There is only one (essential, all-inclusive) Caste; the Caste of Humanity. Atharvaveda
There is no caste in blood (…but pagan ego-dominated, exclusivist-minded, superiority-asserting, distinctions-making ignorant beings have formulated and propagated it as a convenient tool for the subjugation and exploitation of their lesser-privileged fellows). Edwin Arnold
Our true (inalienable and fundamental) Nationality is Mankind (and our real Religion is all-inclusive Agape Love). H G Wells
There are no Nations (– a pagan ego-propagated, illusory mind-state conjured, exclusivist-spirited, divisive-natured, destruction-causing notion of deluded man)! There is only (the holistic-unitive-inclusivist Reality of One) Humanity. Issac Asimov
Imagine there’s no countries / It isn’t hard to do / Nothing to kill or die for / And no religion (separating mankind) too / Imagine all the people living (an undivided joyous) life in peace / You, you may say / I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one / I hope someday you’ll join us(dreamers) / And the world will be (united) as (one big happy family – an all-inclusive, socially-harmonious and environmentally-sustainable) one. John Lennon’s – Imagine 1971
We have made it very clear in our policy that South Africa is a(pluralist) country of many races. There is room for all the various races (to live unitedly) in this (multi-racial diverse) country. Nelson Mandela, to ITN Reporter Brian Widlake, in 1961 when he was 42 years old, in his first television interview 2 days after South Africa proclaimed itself a Republic
He made us realize we are our brother’s keeper and that our brothers come in all colours. Mohammad Ali, on Nelson Mandela
He made us understand that nobody should be penalized for the colour of his skin, for the circumstances into which he is born. He also made us understand that we can change the world (through the binding powers of forgiveness fraternal love). Aung San Suu Kyi, Noble Laureate & Myanmar democracy icon on Nelson Mandela
Hating people because of their colour (-caste-class-faith, country) is wrong. It doesn’t matter which colour (-caste-class-country) does the hating. It’s just plain wrong. Muhammad Ali, World Champ Boxer
We may (extrinsically, in form) have different religions, different languages, different coloured skin, but (intrinsically, in essence) we all belong to one Human Race. Kofi Annan, Ex-Sec Gen, UN
You don’t fight racism with racism. The best way to fight racism is with solidarity (among the prejudice-free. sane-minded peoples of earth). Bobby Seale
All conflict (between peoples and nations) is about (godless ego-dominated, illusory mind-states constructed, man-made artificial)difference; whether the difference is (of cast, class, creed,) race, religion, or nationality (…which in-essence, at the time of final accounting, are things of no real consequence). John Hume, English Philosopher
(The godless-) Lawless (ego-intoxicated ones) are they that make their(own arbitrary parochial-minded selfish) wills their law. William Shakespeare
It is thus tolerance (of the godly Higher Self-aware, benignant-natured, inclusivist-minded people) that is the source of peace (and harmony), and intolerance (of the godless ego-dominated, malignant-natured, exclusivist-minded people) that is the source of disorder and squabbling (which brings about the ruination of the nation). Pierre Bayle
The reason why the (fragmented, strife-torn) world lacks unity, and lies broken and in heaps, is, because (pagan nafs/aham/ ego/beast-self-dominated, duality-bound, divisive-minded ignorant) man is disunited within himself. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Our (21st century) civilization is (unwittingly trapped) in the (throes of an uncharted) transition stage (irrevocably suspended) between the(atavistic ego-dominated Old) Age of Warring Empires and that of (the inevitably emerging dynamics and imperatives of an ego-free, Higher Self-awakened New Age of Brotherhood –) World Unity and Peace. John Boyd Orr
(in my all-encompassing, essential self-nature) am the entire human race compacted together. I have found that there is no ingredient of the race, which I do not possess in either a small way or a big way. Mark Twain, Author
All the peoples of the whole world (in their essential self-nature, at their root) are equally brothers and sisters. There is no one who is an utter stranger. The souls of all people are equal (– beholden to one Supreme Spirit), whether they live on the high mountains or at the bottoms of the valleys. Ofudesaki
All mankind is connected (by a transcendent cord of unity) with every other part of mankind, all geared together by the one Omnipresent Light of God. Walter Russell
We are eternally linked not just to each other but also our (natural)environment. Herbie Hancock, Jazz Pianist
We cannot live (isolated self-serving lives) only for ourselves. A(invisible network of a) thousand (inextricably-intertwined bonding)fibers connect us with our fellowmen. Herman Melville
(as a Higher Self-aware individual) live my life in widening circles that reach out across the world (binding all things and beings with the unifying cord of Brotherhood). Rainer Maria Rilke
Our individual well-being is intimately (and inextricably wired, networked and inter-) connected both with that of all others and with the (Natural) environment within which we live (by the all-pervading subtle fibers of the Life Force/Fluidum Vitae/Elan Vital/Pneuma/Prana/C’hi/Ki/Mana). The XIV Dalai Lama
My humanity is (inextricably-intertwined and) bound up in yours, for we can only be human (if we can behave humanely and live united)together (harmoniously as civilized beings). Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Ubuntu! (“I am because you are”). African Xhosa Tribe Credo
We are one after all, you and I. together we suffer, together we exist, and (through our mutually-interdependent, reciprocal-interactions)forever will recreate each other. Pierre Teilhard De Chardin
Cooperation (from which springs unity of being) is the thorough conviction that nobody can get there unless everyone gets there.                                     Virginia Burden
What divides us (viz. race, religion, nationality, cast, class, color) pales in comparison to what unites us (viz. our common humanity and shared destiny). US Senator, Edward Kennedy
Remember, upon the (tolerant, altruistic and humane) conduct of each depends the fate of all. Alexander Magnus, King of Macedonia
It is in the (impregnable) shelter of each other that the people live. Irish Proverb
We are all more or less (incomplete and therefore) ill till we find by self-enquiry (and self-discovery) our oneness (of Self in-unity-) with everyone else. Douglas Harding
It is our collective and individual responsibility to protect (our Sacred Home Planet Mother Earth) and nurture the global family (of all life-forms). The XIV Dali Lama
We are members one of another (inextricably bound by the mutual cord of oneness); so you cannot injure or help your neighbour without injuring or helping yourself. George Bernard Shaw
There are no (true, intrinsic, dividing and compartmentalizing)boundaries in the real Planet Earth (…the artificial, extrinsic, nations-forming, peoples-dividing, wars-engendering boundaries are all carved-out by pagan ego-dominated, exclusivist-minded man). Jacques-Yves Cousteau
A country is a piece of land surrounded on all sides by boundaries usually unnatural (being carved out by ignorant ego-dominated persons to suit their selfish vested interests). Joseph Heller
Brotherhood and sisterhood (are a holistic, organic, integrated state-of-being and) have no (artificial, compartmentalized, distinctions/ divisions/separations delineating) borders. Terri Guillemts
Borders are arbitrary (– artificial and unreal — unawakened ego-dominated, myopic man-defined, parochially-determined, transient lines drawn on paper to suit geo-political vested-interests and marked by illusory posts in the soil). (Only) The (holistic Sacred Home) Planet(Mother Earth) is real. Carl Sagan, Astronomer
The love of one’s country is a splendid thing, but why should love (– a God-gifted, universal humanity-encompassing, unity-building, harmony-generating virtue – be compartmentalized and castrated so as to) stop at the border? Pablo Casals, Poet
Borders (that divide countries, peoples, cultures, faiths) don’t count for much or stop much, good or bad (in our Global Village), anymore. Bill Clinton, Former US President
My (intrinsic and essential, Higher Self-aware, God-endowed) unity with all people cannot be destroyed by (extrinsic, accidentally-formed, ignorant ego-man delineated) national boundaries and government orders. Leo Tolstoy, Author
It seems a dreadful (unconscionable) indignity to have a (free-ranging)soul controlled by (the artificial limitations of parochial culture-delineated, national boundaries-circumscribed) geography. George Santayana, Philosopher
Human dignity is (inseparable and absolute and should be)independent of (all parochial/provincial/sectarian-minded, arrogant ego-man designed) national borders. Kjell Magne Bondevik
There are no (limiting) boundaries (in life), only (infinite) possibilities. Sakyong Mipham
Boundaries are illusions, products not of reality but of the way we(godless ego-dominated, self-serving beings conveniently) map and edit reality (to fit our own particular, parochial, partial vision of how we think it should be). Ken Wilber
One day there will be no borders, boundaries, no flags and no countries and the only passport will be (the universal, all-inclusive human)heart. Carlos Santana
When idea of the Nation, which has met with universal acceptance in the present day, tries to pass off the cult of selfishness (– the Holy Cow of ‘National Interest’ over-riding all universal values of humanity –)as a (misplaced) moral duty …it not only commits depredations but attacks the very vitals of (a united) humanity. Rabindranath Tagore
Mankind’s problems (in this 21st century globally-integrated village)can no longer be solved by (myopic, divisive, parochial-minded)national governments (obsessed with their own partial-provincial national interests and regional priorities). Jan Tinbergen
Nationalism is an (atavistic ego-concocted, spiritually-immature mind-states conjured) infantile thing. It is the measles of mankind. Albert Einstein
You’ll never have a quiet world till you knock the (godless ego-conditioned, illusory mind-states conjured decadent sense of)patriotism out of the human race. George Bernard Shaw
The (Sacred Home Planet Mother) earth is but one (seamless) country and mankind its (inalienable) citizens. Baha’u’llah, Founder – Baha’i Faith
Why should men not (collectively awaken, see the Big Picture, unify and) resolve then that the (Sacred Home Planet Mother) Earth should become the country of all? Erasmus
The (Higher Self-aware) wise man (of-the-world) belongs to all countries, for the home of a great soul is the whole world. Democritus, Greek Philosopher c.500 BCE
The whole world (without any profane ego-man-ideated artificial divisions or boundaries) is my Native Land. Seneca
Our country is the world (…undivided by borders) – our countrymen are mankind (…undivided by race-nationality-religion-ethnicity-colour-caste-class-creed-gender). William Lloyd Garrison
The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren and to do good(to one and all – without partiality, fear or favor) is my religion. Thomas Paine
(in my eternal-essential self-nature) am neither an Athenian nor a Greek. I am a (local geography-liberated, parochial culture-freed, universal) citizen of the world. Socrates
As a (universal-spirited) woman I have no country, as a (holistically-viewing) woman my country is the whole world. Virginia Woolf
My country is the (Sacred Home Planet Mother) Earth, and I am a(integral and indispensable) citizen (/part) of the world (/whole). Eugene V Debs
We are brothers and sisters, all belonging to One Great Human Family(…temporarily residing in an artificial state-of-separation in the temporal realm of creation) and are children of One Father (in Whom we shall all unite and finally abide in the House of Songs/Kingdom of Heaven/Abode of Brahman/Dharmadhatu): That, Thou art, O’ Ahura Mazda (/Lord of Wisdom — the One Source to Whom we shall all return). Zarathustra, Avesta
There is a (fraternal, ego-less bonding) space between self and other where the (divisive) boundaries melt (into a unifying State of Brotherhood). Monica Diaz
The mystical bond of brotherhood makes all men brothers. Thomas Carlyle
The crest and crowning of all good, life’s final star, is Brotherhood. Edwin Markham
The universal brotherhood of man is our most precious possession. Mark Twain
There is a destiny which makes us (irrevocably and inextricably bound as) brothers; none goes his way alone. Edwin Markham
All wars are civil wars, because (the Earth is One Family/Country and therefore) all men are brothers. Francois Fenelon
Either men will (have to morally evolve, spiritually mature and) learn to live like brothers (united in a common bond of fellowship and mutually-reciprocal love), or they will die (one-by-one in a dog-eat-dog world) like (savage ego-dominated) beasts. Max Lerner
If you wish to be brothers, let the arms fall from your hands. One cannot love while holding arms.    Pope Piua VI
We are here to awaken from the (godless-lawless mortal ego-self conditioned, self-deluded, discriminatory mind-states conjured)illusion of our separateness (-difference-distinction from the world-life caused by our own senses-bewitched, duality-tethered, partial consciousness-spun delusions which constructs an unwholesome, self-limiting, strife-creating, artificial barrier of divisiveness and separation between ourselves and ‘the other’, ourselves and the world-life …ourselves and the Buddha). Thich Nhat Hanh
(Godless lower nafs/aham/ego/beast-self-blinkered, outward-bound, illusions-immersed, herd-minded ignorant) People (imprisoned in the darkness of nescience) normally (discriminate, divide and) cut reality into (different, separate) compartments (based on ancestry, gender, sexual-orientation, social status etc.), and so are unable to see the(intrinsic holistic interconnected-interacting-) interdependence (and the inherent, essential wholeness and unity) of all phenomena. To see one in all and all in one (– as do the inward-bound, reality-anchored, contrarian-minded higher Bodhicitta/Atman Self/Noor-i-Ruhani/Holy Spirit-awakened wise ones do –) is to break through the great barrier(of our false nafs/aham/ego/ beast-self-fabricated, impure-discriminatory mind-states conjured conditions of separations and compartmentalization of the world-life based on illusory divisions, differences and distinctions) which narrows one’s perception of (the Holistic) reality (of unity …thus contributing to world chaos and stunting one’s spiritual growth). Thich Nhat Hanh
We have to take the whole universe as the expression of the one (inborn non-dual Bodhicitta/Noor-i-Ruhani/Holy Spirit/Atman) Self (abiding semi-dormant in all sentient beings)Only then (– without any pagan nafs/aham/ego/beast-self-aroused, duality-bound, exclusivist mind-states conjured delusions of divisions, differentiations and separateness between the self and ‘the other’ –) our (inborn, inclusivist-minded, boundless altruistic) love flows (without distinctions – spontaneously, impartially, unstintingly) to all beings and creatures in the (outer) world equally. Swami Ramdas
When you (as a godless ego-dominated, exclusivist-spirited, divisive mind-states conjuring being erroneously differentiate and) separate yourself (from ‘the other’) by (religion,) belief, nationality, by tradition, (gender, caste, class, creed, clan) it breeds (divisions, distrust, dissent and moral and physical) violence (…that rots the foundations of civilization). So a (peace-loving Atman Self/ Bodhicitta/Noor-i-Ruhani /Holy Spirit-aware wise) man who is seeking to understand violence does not belong to any (parochial)country, to any (particular) religion, to any (partisan) political party or partial (sectarian) system;  he is (detached, unbiased and uninfluencedby sectarian, provinciality-bound parochial views and – as a man of the world – is only) concerned with the total (/holistic/gestalt)understanding of mankind. J Krishnmurti
We are of course a nation of (ethnic pluralities and) differences. Those(ethno-cultural pluralities and) differences don’t make us weak. They’re the (survival-ensuring) source of our (diversity-promoted collective) strength. Jimmy Carter, Fmr President of USA
Cultural differences should not separate us from each other. (On the contrary, like a strong rope intertwined and united by a plurality of different separate strands), it brings a collective strength that can benefit humanity. Robert Alan Silverstein
It is time for parents to teach young people that in (plurality and)diversity there is beauty and there is strength (…just as a garden of flowers needs variety to ensure its glory and genetic robustness). Maya Angelou
Peace is not unity in similarity but unity in diversity, in the conciliation of differences (… in the complementarity in contrast and the fusion of opposites). Mikhail Gorbachev
The war we have to wage today has only one goal and that is to make the world (more tolerant and) safe for (the blossoming and flourishing of plurality and) diversity. U Thant, Fmr Secretary General – UN (1960s)
Uniformity (and singularity) is not nature’s way (to sustainable survival and abundance); diversity (and plurality of the gene pool) is nature’s way (of ensuring dynamic evolutionary stability). Vandana Shiva, Environmentalist
Understanding the (superficial) differences: act on the (essential)commonalities. Andrew Masondo,African National Congress
He drew a circle that shut me out – heretic, rebel, a thing to flout. / but love and I had the wit to win. / We drew a (wider) circle and took him in. Edwin Markham
It is our (inspiring) dreams (of a harmonious One World) that energizeus more than our abilities. David Shi
‘Unity without (the soul-stifling regimentation of) uniformity and diversity without (threatening the) fragmentation (of humanity)’ is that(creative) unity based on the (mutually-reciprocal tolerance and)understanding that enriches human interactions. The little space within the heart (wherein our immortal Atman Self eternally abides) is as great as the vast universe. The heavens and the earth and the sun and the stars – all are there. Fire and lightening and winds are there, and all that now is, and all that is not (…just waiting for you to discover it). The Upanishads
We stand at a critical moment in Earth’s history; a time when humanity must chose its future. As the world becomes increasingly independent and fragile, the future at once holds great peril and great promise. To move forward, we must recognize that in the midst of a magnificent diversity of cultures and life forms, we are one human family and one Earth community with a common destiny. We must (be more benign-spirited, universally-tolerant, socially-accommodating and inclusive-minded despite our superficial religico-ethno-racial differences and)join together (as one united human family) to bring forth a (socially and environmentally) sustainable global society founded on (the common, discriminations-free platform of reverence for all life and shared) respect for nature, universal human rights, economic justice, and a culture of peace. Towards this end, it is imperative that we, the people of Earth, (must swiftly awaken and) declare our responsibility to one another, to the greater community of life, and the future generations. (Else, all is lost). The Preamble, Earth Charter
All good, intellectual (higher Atman Self-aware, contrarian-minded, altruistic-hearted, alternative-thinking creative minority of) people come together (in a brain-storming Conclave) at one place and(earnestly) try to bring (about ideas of sustainable patterns of material-economic growth …within the limits of Nature, benign ideas of inclusive social justice and economic equity, and evolutionary ideas of altruism-inspired collective) harmony by means of (a self-less, ‘no-minded’ transparent) exchange of (benign-progressive, leap-evolutionary) thoughts and (elevated/exalted) ideas. When all of them(– the Creative Minority –) unite (in the humble-hearted, open -minded, joyous-spirited celebration of knowledge-sharing) they progress rapidly and attain their aims. External forces (of the status quo-threatened decadent Establishment-Herd Axis of Malevolence …and the impersonal forces of darkness) cannot harm them in any way. Rig Veda, c. 1800 BCE
Ring out the old (divided world of competing Nations), ring in the New(united One Earth) / Ring out the false (exclusivist-natured, divisions-creating, separations-making, strife-causing pagan nafs/aham/ego/beast-self), ring in the True (inclusivist-spirited, unity-building, peace-making higher Atman Self/Bodhicitta/Noor-i-Ruhani/Holy Spirit). / Ring out a slowly dying cause (of inter-and-intra national warring) / And ancient forms of (internecine) party strife, / Ring in the nobler modes of (a benign and environmentally –sustainable way-of-) life / With sweeter manners, purer laws. Alfred Lord Tennyson, Poet
Scores more Quotes in this Mould avail in ‘The Collection’ (Estd. 1958)

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