03 January 2014

Swami Vivekananda's Quotes On Unity

Reason leads to the finding
of unity in variety.
—Swami Vivekananda
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In this article we'll make a collection of Swami Vivekananda's quotes on unity. Related articles are listed at the bottom of the page.
  • Abstract unity is the foundation of Jnana - yoga. This is called Advaitism ("without dualism or dvaitism"). This is the corner - stone of the Vedanta philosophy, the Alpha and the Omega.[Source]
  • All reasoning ends only in finding Unity; so we first use analysis, then synthesis.[Source]
  • In the heart of things there is Unity still.[Source]
  • One fundamental doctrine of Hinduism is that all men are different, there being unity in variety.[Source]
  • Perfect unity is reached when man says, "I and my Father are one".[Source]
  • Reason leads to the finding of unity in variety.[Source]
  • Religion ceases to progress when unity is reached, which is the case with Hinduism.[Source]
  • Science is nothing but the finding of unity. As soon as science would reach perfect unity, it would stop from further progress, because it would reach the goal.[Source]
  • The end and aim of all science is to find the unity, the One out of which the manifold is being manufactured, that One existing as many.[Source]
  • The great lesson is, that unity is behind all. Call it God, Love, Spirit. Allah, Jehovah — it is the same unity that animates all life from the lowest animal to the noblest man.[Source]
  • The multiple of phenomena that is seen at every hand is only the infinite variety of unity.[Source]
  • The idea of unity and what we call monism — without duality — is the idea in India.[Source]
  • The Vedantist declares that unity is the only thing that exists; variety is but phenomenal, ephemeral and apparent. "Look not to variety," says the Vedantist, "go back to unity."[Source]
  • ... The whole universe is a tremendous case of unity in variety. There is only one mass of mind. Different [states] of that mind have different names. [They are] different little whirlpools in this ocean of mind. We are universal and individual at the same time. Thus is the play going on.... In reality this unity is never broken. [Matter, mind, spirit are all one.][Source]
  • This finding of unity in variety is really what we call knowledge.[Source]
  • Through multiplicity and duality, that the ultimate unity is reached.[Source]
  • To realise this unity is the end and aim of all meditation, and this is what Yajnavalkya was trying to explain to Maitreyi.[Source]
  • Unity in variety is the plan of creation, individuality in universality.[Source]
  • Unity in variety is the plan of nature, and the Hindu has recognised it.[Source]
  • Unity in variety is the plan of the universe.[Source]
  • Unity is before creation, diversity is creation. Now if this diversity stops, creation will be destroyed.[Source]
  • Unity is knowledge, diversity is ignorance.[Source]
  • Unity is self-evolving, out of which everything comes.[Source]
  • Unity is the object of religion. The multiple of phenomena that is seen at every hand is only the infinite variety of unity.[Source]
  • Variety in unity is necessary to keep man as man.[Source]
  • When a perfect unity is reached, that science has nothing more of principles to tell us.[Source]

See also

  1. Swami Vivekananda's quotes on Advaita
  2. Swami Vivekananda's quotes on oneness

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