Swami Atmarupananda

Ramakrishna Order (Texas, USA)

“The most basic teaching of all schools of Hindu Vedanta is the unity of existence.”

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Anuttama Dasa

ISKCON (Maryland, USA)

“Caitanya taught…we are simultaneously one with God and different from God.”

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Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha

Narayanashrama Tapovanam, Tirtha lineage of Shankaracharya (Kerala, INDIA)

“The inner presence, sentience, called Self, is present alike in all. And all are present alike in the Self.”

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Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami

Kailasa Parampara (Hawai'i, USA)

“In Hindu thought not only is God omnipresent, but He has graciously shared that attribute with us. The soul at its core is also omnipresent.”

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Acharya Harish Chandra

Arya Samaj (Texas, USA)

“‘Supreme consciousness’ is: 1) maker of all things, 2) lawmaker and law-enforcer to govern the material part of the universe.”

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Swami Ishwarananda Saraswati

Chinmaya Mission West (California, USA)

“Perception of Oneness is the theme of all Hindu scriptures. The contemplative Hindu seers in every age who have realized that, unless this divine connectedness is understood and practiced, there will be only chaos in the society and never peace or harmony.”

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Mahant Swami Maharaj

BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha (Gujarat, INDIA)

Aspirants see God in everything. “Thus, they recognize everyone including themselves as fundamentally equal and endeavor to serve and empathize with each jiva. Such spiritual principles define reality for Hindus. As such, perceiving others as in any way lesser than oneself is a divergence from these spiritual principles of Hinduism.”

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Yogacharya O'Brian

Kriya Yoga lineage of Paramahansa Yogananda (California, USA)

“One Reality expresses as all that is. Everyone is That. From the spiritual perspective, there is no “other.” Only One.”

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Brahmachari V. Sharan

Nimbarka Order, Vedānta (Washington DC, USA)

“Oneness, therefore, is not simply knowing that every single thing in existence in and beyond this multiverse at its essence has the same principle. Oneness is feeling it, abiding in it, relishing it, and living it.”

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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Art of Living (Karnataka, INDIA)

“From one level, everything is the same and from another, everything is different. Though they appear entirely contradictory, both are true.”

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Swamini Svatmavidyananda

Arsha Vidya Gurukulum (Pennsylvania, USA)

“For us everything is God. In our tradition, we practice a sophisticated spiritual ecology, whereby we see the world as an extension of ourselves. Everything has a right to live; everything is Īśvara.”

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