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The philosophy of unity

Only our efforts towards unity will save the earth - Daily Meditations - July 1, 2003
Heaven never ceases sending harmonious currents to the earth in an effort to lead human beings toward unity. Those who are ready to receive these currents must wait no longer; they must begin to work. The day they achieve this unity will be the most beautiful moment in human history. What changes there will be when the world becomes one family! All the billions that are being spent uselessly on arms and espionage will be used for everyone’s education and wellbeing. At the moment, unfortunately, we still believe these ideas to be unworkable. People say: ‘Utopia… so what?’ But it is this utopia alone that can save humanity. Human beings can do what they will, they may consider all kinds of solutions, but there is only one: whatever the difficulties, whatever the efforts required, we must work ceaselessly to create unity
Nothing and no one is excluded from true unity - Daily Meditations - November 16, 2004
In the realm of politics and economics, unity is almost always a matter of alliances based on selfish interests, somewhat like those of bandits who unite in order to carry out their crimes. Although this is obviously not unity in the true sense of the word, this is how people think of it – as banding together to pounce on others and to oust or even annihilate them. When the citizens of a nation say ‘Let’s unite!’ and the only goal of their union is to attack their neighbour, they cannot genuinely speak of unity. True unity is meant to be all-encompassing. If an organ in the human body establishes unity in itself but fails to work in harmony with the others, it will perhaps feel fine, but the others will suffer, and its unity will thus be compromised. When we speak of unity, we are referring to a universal, cosmic unity which excludes nothing and no-one. But this unity must first of all be established within ourselves: all our cells, all our tendencies must be directed towards God. Our efforts to bring this about will be reflected in all other unities, which will come together to create one universal whole.
Unity is the law of life - Daily Meditations - August 12, 2003
Do not allow division to take hold within you, this state in which two contradictory thoughts or desires pull you in two directions, leaving you confused and disjointed. To avoid this dislocation you must create unity within yourself.
‘Unity’ means that all parts of the periphery are harmoniously linked to the centre so that the balance necessary for the manifestation and conservation of life is maintained. Unity is the law of life: atoms, molecules, organs, limbs, individuals, countries… everything, in its own way, must converge towards a centre, and must even cling to it so that it cannot be swept away by adverse currents. In ourselves, we may call that centre God, but it can also be a very high ideal or a vocation. Those who fail to link themselves to the centre by means of their thoughts, feelings, and actions create within themselves a state of division which, even if it is only momentary, leads to disorder, conflict, and separation.
The center and the periphery - Complete Works, Vol. 17
When you rise to a higher plane, the multiplicity of facts and phenomena tends to be simplified until it is eventually reduced to a handful of laws. Rising still higher, you see that the laws are summed up in even fewer principles, and on a higher level still all that remains is unity. Unity, simplicity, the One. It is when we move away from our source, our Creator, and start exploring the periphery that complications arise and we find ourselves up against all kinds of problems. All misunderstandings and conflicts between human beings stem from the fact that they have left ‘their Father's house’ and gone out to seek their fortune at the periphery. Then, having no proper criteria, they search through philosophical treatises in the hope of finding an explanation for what happens to them in life; but the explanations they find are so complicated... and the truth is so simple! When you feel an inner uneasiness, when you sense that something within you is not vibrating in unison with the First Cause, it simply means that you are drifting away. That's all. There is no need to look for any other explanation. And when you sense that your inner life is progressing more smoothly, that you are becoming a child of God, it means that you are drawing closer to the spiritual sun, and you must continue on the same course. To be sure, we must always expect some variations in our inner 'weather': there will always be spring, summer, autumn and winter.
My father and I are one - Complete Works, Vol. 17
If you divide 1 by infinity, the inevitable result is death. Life resides in the 1; this is why we have to make a constant, daily effort to draw nearer to the One, which is God himself. When Jesus said, “The Father and I are one,” he showed that he had achieved this tremendous truth, this tremendous simplicity. He wanted to melt into the Father and be one with him. Those who are not animated by the same philosophy complicate their existence. Bear these few words in mind and, if you have understood me, you will give your life a new direction and it will begin to take on a new countenance, a new light, a new color, a new meaning: the meaning of life.
Being conscious of universality - Synopsis, Vol, 2 (In French only)
The consciousness of a human being is truly awakened only when he begins to show an awareness of universality. And this awareness enables him to sense that he and his fellow human beings are closely linked, like different parts of the same organism. Even if each individual seems to be alone and isolated from others, in reality part of his spiritual being lives in the collectivity, in all creatures. And when a person’s spiritual perception is awakened, he feels what happens to others, whether good or bad, as though it were happening to himself and he tries only to act for their good, for in so doing he is doing himself good.