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Herman Melville
American novelist
Interconnectedness

“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.”


Desmond Tutu
South African theologian and activist
Interconnectedness

“The fundamental law of human beings is interdependence [ubuntu]. A person is a person through another person.”

Carl Sagan
American astronomer and science communicator
Diversity

“Every one of us is, in the cosmic perspective, precious. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another.”


Pope Francis
Catholic leader
Interconnectedness

“Rivers do not drink their own water; tress do not eat their own fruit; the sun does not shine on itself and flowers do not spread their fragrance for themselves. Living for others is a rule of nature. We are all born to help each other. No matter how difficult it is[…]Life is good when you are happy, but much better when others are happy because of you.”


His Holiness the Dalai Lama XIV
Tibetan Buddhist leader and activist
Interconnectedness

“As human beings essentially belong to the same family and we have to think of each other as part of ‘us.’ To develop peace in the world, we have to educate people to understand that we are all the same in being human.”


Jimmy Carter
39th President of the United States
Diversity

“Dehumanizing people debases us all; humanity is beautifully and almost infinitely diverse. The bonds of our common humanity must overcome the divisiveness of our fears and prejudices.”

Swami Vivekananda
Hindu monk
Interconnectedness

“All differences in this world are of degree, and not kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.”

Joseph Campbell
Scholar of comparative mythology and religion
Enlightenment

“When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves and our own self-preservation, we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness.”

James Thurber
American writer
Living Consciously

“Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness.”


Martin Luther King Jr.
American theologian and civil rights leader
Justice

"And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but one must take it because one's conscience tells one that it is right.”

John Milton
English poet
Mind and Consciousness

“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.” 


Friedrich Nietzsche
German philosopher
Meaning

“He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.”


Marcus Aurelius
Roman Emperor and philosopher
Happiness

“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.”


Marcel Proust
French novelist
Living Consciously

My destination is no longer a place, rather a new way of seeing.”


Joan Didion
American writer
False Narratives

“We interpret what we see, select the most workable of the multiple choices. We live entirely[...]by the imposition of a narrative line upon disparate images, by the 'ideas' with which we have learned to freeze the shifting phantasmagoria — which is our actual experience.”

Plato
Ancient Greek philosopher
False Narratives

“Things are not always what they seem; the first appearance deceives many; the intelligence of a few perceives what has been carefully hidden.”

C.S. Lewis
Christian theologian and writer
Pluralism 1 - CS Lewis
C.S. Lewis
Christian theologian and writer
Higher Power 1 - CS Lewis
Shantideva
Buddhist monk
Higher Power 2 - Shantideva
Confucius
Founder of Confucianism
Higher Power 3 - Confucius
Chuang Tzu
Daoist sage
Higher Power 4—Chuang Tzu
Lao Tzu
Daoist sage
Higher Power 5— Lao Tzu
Wassily Kandinsky
Russian painter
Higher Power 6 - Kandinsky
David Foster Wallace
American novelist
Higher Power 7- Wallace
Aldous Huxley
British-American writer
Higher Power 8 - Huxley
Bill Wilson
Founder of Alcoholics Anonymous
Higher Power 9 - Wilson
Pew Research Center
April 25, 2018
Higher Power 10 - Pew Research Center Report
William James
American psychologist and philosopher
Higher Power 11 - William James
William James
American psychologist and philosopher
Higher Power 12 - William James
John Lennox
British mathematician and philosopher of science
Higher Power 13 - John Lennox
The Qur'an
Islamic scripture
Ordered Universe 1 - The Qur’an
The Qur'an
Islamic scripture
Ordered Universe 2 - The Qur’an
The Hebrew Bible
Jewish scripture
Ordered Universe 3 - The Hebrew Bible
The Testament of Solomon
Medieval Jewish text
Ordered Universe 4 - The Testament of Solomon
Martin Buber
Austrian-Israeli Jewish philosopher
Ordered Universe 5 - Martin Buber
The Bhagavad Gita
Hindu scripture
Ordered Universe 6 - The Bhagavad Gita
Wendy Doniger
Indologist and historian of religions
Ordered Universe 7 - Wendy Doniger
Lao Tzu
Daoist sage
Ordered Universe 8 - Lao Tzu
Chuang Tzu
Daoist sage
Ordered Universe 9 - Chuang Tzu
Wang Wu-Chiu
Commentary on the Tao Te Ching
Ordered Universe 10 - Wang Wu-Chiu
Baha’u’llah
Baha'i prophet
Ordered Universe 11 - Baha’u’llah
Jorge Luis Borges
Argentine short story writer
Ordered Universe 12 - Jorge Luis Borges
Gustav Meyrink
Austrian novelist
Ordered Universe 13 - Gustav Meyrink
Thomas Gilovich
Professor of psychology
Ordered Universe 14 - Thomas Gilovich
Robert C. Fuller
Scholar of psychology and religion
Ordered Universe 15 - Robert C. Fuller
Sigmund Freud
Austrian psychologist
Ordered Universe 16 - Sigmund Freud
Robert C. Fuller
Scholar of psychology and religion
Ordered Universe 17 - Robert C. Fuller
Blaise Pascal
French mathematician and Catholic theologian
God 1 - Pascal
C.S. Lewis
Christian theologian and writer
God 2 - C.S. Lewis no right and wrong
C.S. Lewis
Christian theologian and writer
God 3 - C.S. Lewis mature ideas
The Qur'an
Islamic scripture
God 4 - The Qur'an people of book
The Qur'an
Islamic scripture
God 5 - The Qur'an one God
Sefer Ha-Aggadah
Collection of Jewish writings
God 6 - Sefer Ha-Aggadah Holy One
Sefer Ha-Aggadah
Collection of Jewish writings
God 7 - Sefer Ha-Aggadah many guises
Martin Buber
Austrian-Israeli Jewish philosopher
God 8 - Martin Buber
‘Abdu’l-Bahá
Baha'i leader
God 9 - ‘Abdu’l-Bahá
Mahatma Gandhi
Acknowledged by Indians as Father of the Nation
God 10 - Mahatma Gandhi
The Bhagavad Gita
Hindu scripture
God 11 - Bhagavad Gita
Swami Vivekananda
Hindu monk
God 12 - Swami Vivekananda
Basava
Hindu poet
God 13 - Basava
Kabir
Hindu poet
God 14 - Kabir
Shunryu Suzuki
Zen master
God 15 - Shunryu Suzuki
Chuang Tzu
Daoist sage
God 16 - Chuang Tzu
Lieh Tzu
Daoist sage
God 17 - Lieh Tzu
Ruth H. Chang
Scholar of East Asian religions
God 18 - Ruth H. Chang
Rodney L. Taylor
Scholar of East Asian religions
God 19 - Rodney L. Taylor
Shusaku Endo
Japanese Catholic novelist
God 20 - Shusaku Endo
Hermann Hesse
German-Swiss novelist
God 21 - Hermann Hesse
George Simmel
Sociologist and philosopher
God 22 - George Simmel
Erich Fromm
The Art of Loving Social psychologist, psychoanalyst, sociologist, philosopher 1900-1980
God 23 - Erich Fromm
Todd Tremlin
Scholar of religion
God 24 - Todd Tremlin
Stephen Hawking
Theoretical physicist
God 25 - Stephen Hawking
Albert Einstein
Theoretical physicist
God 26 - Albert Einstein
Pope Francis
Catholic leader
Interconnectedness 1 - Pope Francis
Desmond Tutu
South African theologian and activist
Interconnectedness 2 - Desmond Tutu
C.S. Lewis
Christian theologian and writer
Interconnectedness 3 - C.S. Lewis
The Qur'an
Islamic scripture
Interconnectedness 5 - The Qur'an all creatures
The Qur'an
Islamic scripture
Interconnectedness 4 - The Qur'an recognize one another
Baha’u’llah
Baha'i prophet
Interconnectedness 6 - Baha’u’llah
The Bhagavad Gita
Hindu scripture
Interconnectedness 7 - Bhagavad Gita
The Upanishads
Hindu scripture
Interconnectedness 8 - The Upanishads
Anne C. Klein
Scholar of Buddhism
Interconnectedness 9 - Anne C. Klein
Shantideva
Buddhist monk
Interconnectedness 10 - Shantideva
Chuang Tzu
Daoist sage
Interconnectedness 11 - Chuang Tzu
Lieh Tzu
Daoist sage
Interconnectedness 12 - Lieh Tzu primal oneness
Lieh Tzu
Daoist sage
Interconnectedness 13 - Lieh Tzu action and effect
Confucius
Founder of Confucianism
Interconnectedness 14 - Confucius
Huston Smith
Scholar of religion
Interconnectedness 15 - Huston Smith jen
Huston Smith
Scholar of religion
Interconnectedness 16 - Huston Smith self relationship
Ruth H. Chang
Scholar of East Asian religions
Interconnectedness 17 - Ruth H. Chang
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Russian novelist
Interconnectedness 18 - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Chinese Fairy Tales and Fantasies
Collection of Chinese stories
Interconnectedness 19 - Chinese Fairy Tales
Martin Buber
Austrian-Israeli Jewish philosopher
Interconnectedness 20 - Martin Buber encounter
Martin Buber
Austrian-Israeli Jewish philosopher
Interconnectedness 21 - Martin Buber I You
Jiddu Krishnamurti
Philosopher and speaker
Interconnectedness 22 - Jiddu Krishnamurti
David Kaiser
Physicist and historian of science
Interconnectedness 23 - David Kaiser
Stephen Hawking
Theoretical physicist
Interconnectedness 24 - Stephen Hawking
Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz
Astrophysicist
Interconnectedness 25 - Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz
Pascal Boyer
Cognitive anthropologist and evolutionary psychologist
Interconnectedness 26 - Pascal Boyer
Augustine of Hippo
Christian saint
Love 1 - Augustine of Hippo
The New Testament
Christian scripture
Love 2 - New Testament Command of love
The New Testament
Christian scripture
Love 3 - New Testament Love thy Neighbor
Teresa of Avila
Christian saint
Love 4 - Teresa of Avila
Meister Eckhart
Christian mystic
Love 5 - Meister Eckhart
C.S. Lewis
Christian theologian and writer
Love 6 - C.S Lewis
Ibn Al ‘Arabi
Islamic scholar and mystic
Love 7 - Ibn Al ‘Arabi
Baha’u’llah
Baha'i prophet
Love 8 - Baha’u’llah
‘Abdu’l-Bahá
Baha'i leader
Love 9 - Abdu’l-Baha
Huston Smith
Scholar of religion
Love 10 - Huston Smith
The Bhagavad Gita
Hindu scripture
Love 11 - The Bhagavad Gita
The Dhammapada
Buddhist scripture
Love 12 - The Dhammapada
Shantideva
Buddhist monk
Love 13 - Shantideva
Anne C. Klein
Scholar of Buddhism
Love 14 - Anne Carolyn Klein
Hermann Hesse
German-Swiss novelist
Love 15 - Hermann Hesse
Erich Fromm
The Art of Loving Social psychologist, psychoanalyst, sociologist, philosopher 1900-1980
Love 16 - Erich Fromm Love Orientation of Character
The New Testament
Christian scripture
Sacred Time 1 - New Testament not for you to know

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