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This book presents the universal principle ofsimultaneous oneness and difference inscientific, philosophical and spiritual ways.The human search for harmony and an all-embracing truth asks for universal unity. Atthe same time, individuality, freedom ofthought and respect for the cosmicdiversity are human values that require andcelebrate diversity. A most essentialquestion of humanity is therefore: How canunity and diversity exist together withoutrestricting each other? The answer is foundin a proper understanding of thephenomenon of unity. Unity means thatdifferent living beings and elements areunited in a common cause and purpose.This book shows that there already is anunderlying unity in the cosmic diversity – we just have to learn how to realize it.The cosmic unity in diversity is bestexplained by the principle of simultaneousoneness and difference, in Sanskrit called
. This principle wasfirst described by Shri Chaitanya, thefounder of the Gaudiya Vedanta school ofthought. The book
Unity in Diversity
presentsthis universal principle and shows how itapplies to all fields of human action,including science, philosophy and religion.Despite conforming to academicstandards, this book is written in simplelanguage, allowing also the commonreader to have deeper insights into theprinciple of simultaneous oneness anddifference. A special feature of this book isthat it keeps a focus on the practicalapplication of this principle in our daily life,allowing us to actually participate in theunity of the cosmic diversity.