Let us not cause pain to each other by our shallowness, by our duality, by our belittle-ness. Let us become as vast as God is and hug each other, love each other. It is in that heart of us that we all live. It is the beat of the heart which is common among us. It is the breath of life which is common among us. It is the Creator in us which is common among us. So we are all one, like one sun. We are all the rays.
The era of the separatism has to go. It cannot divide man on this Earth anymore. We are leading ourselves to the oneness of man, and we will prove that the grace and the consciousness which prevails through us, is nothing but oneness of the self.
If you are a Muslim and you call everybody who is not a Muslim an infidel, that is not dharma. That is not religion. If you are a Christian and you don't relate to anybody who is not Christian, that is not dharma. If you are a Jew and you say, "I am the chosen one and everybody else is nothing; that is not dharma. Whenever you reach a saturated point, you are a dead idiot because your flexibility is gone.
Success and the Spirit, p. 30
Only if you do not misunderstand our way of life, “My way is the best way and this is the only way” and that kind of prejudice, may you have and believe life is a love, life is a giving, life is an understanding, life is a tolerance, life is a growth together. Then life is a happiness.
We have made phrases to demarcate ourselves and separate ourselves from life. This is Chinese. This is Japanese. This is American. This is Canadian. We have marked the world by boundaries and have divided people by signs, symptoms and language. It is amazing. Our life is amazing. We live on one Earth and one Universe and yet we are not universal.
Success and the Spirit, p. 30
We all have one thing in common: we all have different minds, we all have different bodies, but we have one soul, we are part of one soul. If we can see the soul in each other and relate to it, find it, understand it, respect it, then that oneness will be forever.
One God made everybody as one. Those who do not respect the Oneness of God, the oneness of themselves, and the oneness of others, are very self-destructive and they shall never be happy. But those who shall seek the Oneness of God, the oneness of themselves, and oneness of others, shall be happy, prosperous, and have a joyful life. That’s a promise.
This is a time that we must renew our faith and our spirit, our soul and our inner strength, understanding that our union and oneness is of God in us.
In spite of the difference of our size, shape, and features, the fact is, we all belong to one God and oneness in our heart.
Normally in this country people live at each other. Higher than that is in consciousness of the people who live with each other. We live for each other, and today we are the most powerful unique, independent, harmonious group. It is joy to enjoy living within that source of happiness.
The only thing you will know when you are compassionate and as vast as the ocean, is that everybody else is like a little boat on it. Everybody is a part of you. If you do not understand that everybody ls a part of you then you do not understand who you are.
Success and the Spirit, p. 31
All this creation, good and bad, yellow and brown, white and black, red and pink—has this all been created by an individual? The total creation is that of God and is God, and to accept God is to accept the total creation. And to accept that the total creation is that of God requires sadhana, sadhana, sadhana.
If we take judging ourselves and others out of our life, we will mostly be living in paradise.
The fact is, nobody can control anybody. All you can do is flow with each other like rivers and streams flow with each other and end up in the same ocean. All things come from God and all things go to God.
It is very important and very noble that you know how to live together, to be together, to understand together, have mutual respect, and no exploitation.
On each road we live and walk, and there are homes on each road. The state of God is in all of us, and that is what a spiritual abode is. In that oneness we have loved each other.
All religions getting together and sitting together and talking together, singing together, being together is a unique experience.
We are such narrow-minded people. We are so limited as human beings. I have not understood one thing: which one is the one who has created these black guys, and who created the white guys? I mean who has that bleaching powder that bleaches you out? With all this spirituality, we are honorable judges to see under the skin.
If we squeeze down, close down ourselves, and start judging and punishing and laying rules on each other, all we are creating is fear. We can only win by love.
Love has no side. Love is not a box. Love doesn't mean that you love somebody and you can put somebody in a box and close the lid. Love is an openness of heart, vastness of mind, and the brightness of the soul.
We are seeking a grace where we can welcome with our divinity those who do not have divinity. If, in the Age of Aquarius, man cannot welcome the more condemned man, man has not risen from his beast. If man cannot welcome the most unwanted living thing, man has not considered his consciousness as infinite.
We have come to go. Have we prepared ourselves for going? The most important thing is we must show that we are ready to go. If you understand that, you will never fight with anybody, you will never hate anybody and you will never squeeze anybody. It wilI be very difficult then for you to separate yourself from the Universe at large.
Success and the Spirit, p. 31
Let us not waste our time in hatred and pulling each other down and trying to control. If I want to give something to somebody, forgiveness is the biggest gift you can give to yourself and to others. That is the way to go.
Please understand that we are all one for one God, for one clay made of the five elements. Our existence is for oneness, in duality we lose everything, in oneness we find the reality.
When a totally complete, comfortable happy man touches an unhappy man, he brings happiness. Life is a sharing. We share our sorrows and we share our happiness. And if somebody is in sorrow, and we pour our happiness into that person, we make him happy. For that we need clarity of mind. We need the strength of the soul. We need enlargement of our point of view. We need tolerance. We need courage.
If, in this whole group, one person opens up to God just once, we will all be blessed in his openness. That is what matters. If one has walked into sadhana with heart and soul in a prayerful mind, we will all benefit. That is the power of group sadhana.
Aq. Teacher Texbook
Be what you want to be, but be real, don't be ritualistic. Religion is religio, that's the origin. And it has to be reality, not ritual. You know why we are fighting? I have a different ritual, you have a different ritual, now we fight on rituals. Neither I know reality, nor you know reality—in reality we are one, in consciousness we are one.
We need unity, not uniformity, because all flowers can make a beautiful bunch and all plants can make a beautiful garden. Therefore, what I foresee is that there shall be no fear of Christians, Jews, Sikhs, Moslems, Hindus, anybody. 2/27/78
If we can have a common forum of communication and sit together at these tables from all denominations, and we can at least say, “Hello, how are you,” I think that is more divine, a bigger prayer than you have experienced in many, many years. And thank the Almighty God who made it possible.
If, in morning sadhana, one cannot curtail the barriers and get to Oneness, I don’t think there is any other time it can happen. All for one, and one for all. That is the principle.
Aq. Teacher Texbook
There is a state of mind in which, when somebody is negative to you, you do not become equally negative to him or her. You just tolerate it. And in that tolerance there is a very great patience; in that patience there is a great prayer. That prayer is: this person is, after all, your creation.
The greatest miracle is unity.
A cozy home is a place where there is a unity in all those who live there; an understanding in all those who relate to it. There is a will to sacrifice for each other; there is a will to live for each other; there is a will to protect each other.
The time has come not to search for God, but to be God. The time is not to worship God, but to trust and dwell in the working God.
In the Sensory Age there will not be any insecurity—you will understand security. When you bring security to another person and the other person brings security to you, you will mutually become one unit. If you understand that we are all human beings, you will immediately come to a sensory, emotional understanding, and life will be happy.
Sometimes each person's load can only be taken collectively. Collectively we can pull the weight. We have a collective strength in us, hand in hand, in friendship, in the love, and in the affection.
My way and your way we already know, so we do not need to learn that. Each one of you knows ‘my’ way and ‘your’ way. All we have to learn is ‘our’ way.
-Aquarian Times Nov/Dec 2009
There is a possibility of unity in diversity, but unity in adversity is a must.
The best way of showing love and unity is to let another person who does not understand me, who does not follow me, be given a complete right to say what he or she wants to say.
Unity is beyond time and space. Unity can create time and space. Unity does not obey the laws of time and space. Unity does not obey any law. Even Almighty God, who is the Creator of all creation, falls flat before the united effort of the self. That is why, when there is a tremendous negativity on the planet, there is nothing left but to hope. All men of hope get together, get united with one mission: let us pray. And those who pray, time shall not and cannot prey on them. Because prayer is nothing but the evolution of self to the exalted infinity.
If you must do sadhana by yourself, then while you are chanting, imagine a million others all around you. Hear them all chanting, with you in the middle, not moving at all. Feel that you do not chant physically, and yet are leading the chant and letting the chant lead you. As you imagine this, continue chanting.
Aq. Teacher Texbook
People tell you, you are separate. But what you tell yourself, that is what you are. And if you tell yourself, ‘I am not divided, I am I am, and I am totally united,’ then there is nothing which can separate.
Wherever we are, whatever we are, we must stay together as one. Let us all be one with the One. That can only be realized if we are one with everybody.
How long can one escape from the oneness of the One, where one ultimately belongs?
Where there is no oneness, there is no truth.
In the oneness of you, you are one with everything. Therefore, you always know it. It is only in the duality of time and space that you forget your oneness.
God made everybody as one. Those who shall seek the oneness of God, the oneness of their self, and the oneness of the other, shall be happy, prosperous and have a joyful life. It's a very simple thing. Don't interfere with another person’s psyche and let it be; live and let live.
We children of the soul and the spirit, get into the oneness of our self. Then the One who is the Creator comes―without being seen by these physical eyes, but seen by the unseen eye; without being talked about by language, but the silence through which He prevails and the warmth of our hearts.
Apply one to everything. Apply oneness to your enemies; apply oneness to your friends; apply oneness to your calamities; apply oneness to your destruction; apply oneness to your construction; apply oneness to everything. You will feel great. Your fear will be gone, your tragedy will melt away, your sorrow will be gone.
If a man lives with the oneness of the heart, all karmas are washed, all sins or mistakes are washed.
When we chant mantra, we create a unisonness, a oneness of you and God within you.
We are all together in the One Creator's Consciousness.
Reaching Me in Me p. 54
If you see this as bad and this is good, you have already divorced fifty percent of you. And if you can deny fifty percent of you, you can deny one hundred percent of you. When they say don't judge, that's exactly what they mean, don't judge.
©The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan