ONENESS: GREAT PRINCIPLES SHARED BY ALL RELIGIONS
By Jeffrey Moses, with an Introduction by His Holiness The Dalai Lama
The world’s religions all seem to ask that their followers seek different paths to enlightenment. Yet beneath the seeming differences lies a pool of universal truth.
Quoting directly from the scriptures of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Bahá'í, Buddhism, and others, Oneness: Great Principles Shared by all Religions strips away the superficial differences between faiths by showing that the great religious principles are expressed almost word for word in every religion.
The Golden Rule, Love Thy Neighbor, Speak Truth, It is More Blessed to Give than to Receive—these principles and more than sixty others are shown to be common to all religions.
When their inherent similarities are revealed, the collected wisdom of the world’s religions shows a profound "Oneness" of the human spirit. When placed side-by-side—with surprisingly similar wording in many instances—the essential beliefs shared by all religions confirm that our differences are superficial, and that our similarities are deep. They have the overwhelming effect of creating unity, where differences dissolve and the soul can wonder—why do we have such conflicts?
These volumes of spiritual wisdom have another value—on a very personal level for each individual. When their most fundamental themes are gathered and compared directly, as in Oneness: Great Principles Shared by all Religions, they become like a guide or a blueprint for the inner development of mind and spirit. They form the basis not only for how nations can live together peacefully, but also for how individuals can structure their lives to achieve success, happiness, and spiritual fulfillment.
Please browse through this site—and E-mail information about it to your friends, family members, and business associates. Many people today believe in the underlying unity of religions, and would be grateful to be notified about a website and a book devoted to the subject.
"As this book shows … every major religion of the world has similar ideals of love, the same goal of benefiting humanity through spiritual practice, and the same effect of making their followers into better human beings."
—The Dalai Lama
"I pray that this book accomplishes what God wants it to."
Contents of Oneness: Great Principles Shared by All Religions
The present edition of Oneness, available since October 2002, has been revised and expanded from the original edition, published originally in 1989 (hardcover, Ballantine Books) and in 1992 (trade paperback, Ballantine).
Each great spiritual principle discussed in Oneness consists of two sections: a brief commentary on the principle by the author, and selections showing how the principle is expressed in the world’s major religions. Contents include commentaries and scriptural selections for sixty-five principles, including.
|The Golden Rule
||Man Does Not Live by Bread Alone
Love Thy Neighbor
|Blessed To Forgive
|There is One God
|More Blessed To Give To Receive
||Honor the Elderly
|Do Not Harm Anything
||Keep Company With The Wise
|World is Our Family
||There Are Many Paths To God
|As Ye Sow, So Shall Ye Reap
||Seek and Ye Shall Find
|Blessed Are the Peacemakers
||God is Love
|Honor Thy Father and Mother
||We Are Made in the Image of God
||The Peace That Passes All Understanding
|Love Your Enemies
||Thy Will Be Done
|Wisdom Is More Precious than Riches
||Prayers of the Religions
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How to order the book
Oneness: Great Principles Shared by all Religions,by Jeffrey Moses
Ballantine Books, Tradepaper, 5 1/4" x 7 1/8"
280 pages, $13.95 U.S./$21.00 Canada
ISBN 0-345-45763-3. Revised and
expanded from previous edition.