Go together, speak together, know your minds to be functioning together from a common source, in the same manner as the impulses of Creative Intelligence, in the beginning, remain together united near the source.
Integrated is the expression of knowledge, an assembly is significant in unity, united are their minds while full of shared intentions.
For you I make use of the integrated expression of knowledge. By virtue of unitedness and by means of that which remains to be united, I perform action to generate wholeness of life.
United be your purpose, harmonious be your feelings, collected be your mind, in the same way as all the various aspects of the universe co-exist in togetherness, wholeness.
—Rk Ved (Rig Veda) 10.194.4
“All I know is that this must stop, this divisiveness…”
—David Brown, Dallas Police Chief
“…The answer must not be violence. The answer is never violence. Rather, the answer, our answer, all our answer, must be action—calm, peaceful, collaborative, and determined action. We must continue working to build trust between communities.
…We must continue working to guarantee every person in this country equal justice under the law. And we must take a hard look at the ease with which wrongdoers can get their hands on deadly weapons and the frequency with which they use them. And we must reflect on the kind of country that we want to build and the kind of society that we are choosing to pass on to our children.
And above all we must reject the easy impulses of bitterness and rancor and embrace the difficult work, but the important work, the vital work, of finding a path forward together. And above everything, we must remind ourselves that we’re all Americans, and that as Americans we share not just a common land but a common life, not just common goals but a common heart and soul.
…To those who seek to improve our country through peaceful protest and protected speech, I want you to know that your voice is important. Do not be discouraged by those who would use your lawful actions as a cover for their heinous violence. We will continue to safeguard your constitutional rights and to work with you in the difficult mission of building a better nation and a brighter future.
And to all Americans, I ask you, I implore you, do not let this week precipitate a “new normal” in this country. I ask you to turn to each other not against each other as we move forward. Let us support one another. Let us help heal one another. And I urge you to remember, today, and every day, that we are one nation, we are one people, and we stand together.
—Loretta Lynch, US Attorney General
Saha nav avatu
Saha nau bhunaktu
Saha viryam karavavahai
Tejaswi nav adhitam astu
Let us be together,
Let us eat together,
Let us be vital together
Let us be radiating truth, radiating the light of life.
Never shall we denounce anyone, never entertain negativity.
The world is my family
—Rk Ved (Rig Veda)