O God, You are great,
You are the one
who created me,
I have no other.
God, You are in
You are the only
Partial Anuak Prayer
"... all the children of men are under
the mercy of the Great God. They are the sons of one God; they are trained
by God. He has placed the crown of humanity on the head of every one of
the servants of God. Therefore all nations and peoples must consider
themselves brethren. ... They are the branches, leaves, flowers and fruits
of One Tree. They are pearls from one shell."
Abdu'l-Baha in London, p. 28
One God and Father of
all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
Absolute truth is indestructible. Being
indestructible, it is eternal. Being eternal, it is self existent. Being
self existent, it is infinite. Being infinite, it is vast and deep. Being
vast and deep, it is transcendental and intelligent. It is because it is
vast and deep that it contains all existence. It is because it is transcendental
and intelligent that it embraces all existence. It is because it is infinite
and eternal that it fulfills or perfects all existence. In vastness and
depth it is like the Earth. In transcendental intelligence it is like Heaven.
Infinite and eternal, it is the Infinite itself. Such being the nature
of absolute truth, it manifests itself without being seen; it produces
effects without motion; it accomplishes its ends without action.
Doctrine of the
He is the one
god hidden in all beings, all pervading, the Self within all beings, watching
over all works, dwelling in all beings, the witness, the perceiver, the
only one, free from qualities.
Say, He is God, the One!
God, the eternally Besought of all!
He neither begets nor was begotten.
And there is none comparable unto Him.
not all one Father? Has not one God created us?
Every object in the
world has a spirit, and that spirit is wakan. Thus the spirits of the tree
or things of that kind, while not like the spirit of man, are also wakan.
Wakan comes from the wakan beings. These wakan beings are greater than
mankind in the same way that mankind is greater than animals. They are
never born and never die. They can do many things that mankind cannot do.
Mankind can pray to the wakan beings for help. There are many of these
beings but all are of four kinds. The word Wakan Tanka means all of the
wakan beings because they are all as if one.
Wakan Tanka Kin signifies
the chief or leading wakan being, which is the Sun. However, the most powerful
of the wakan beings is Nagk Tanka, the Great Spirit, who is also called
Taku Shanskan, the Sky....
Mankind is permitted
to pray to the wakan beings. If their prayer is directed to all the good
wakan beings, they should pray to Wakan Tanka; but if the prayer is offered
to only one of these beings then the one addressed should be named....
Wakan Tanka is like sixteen different persons; but each person is kan.
Therefore, they are only the same as one.
He is the Sole
Supreme Being; of eternal manifestation;
Reality; Without Fear, Without Rancor;
Timeless Form; Unincarnated;
Realized by the
grace of the Holy Preceptor.
Adi Granth, Japuji,
p. 1: The Mul Mantra
ha; Il allah hu. All this is god; God is all there is.
The sage clasps the
Testing by it everything
Tao Te Ching
All gods are the same God, and all
goddesses are the same Goddess, and the multiplicity perceived is but one
Creator showing various aspects.