One light of the Sun, even though it be sundered by walls, by mountains, by a myriad other barriers. One common Matter, even thugh it be sunderd in a myriad invidual bodies. One vital spirit, even though it apperars to be divided.
Now of the things we have named the other parts, for instance animal spirits and material bodies without sense, are even unrelated to one another; yet even them the principle of unity an the grativition of like to like holds together. But understanding has a peculairy property, it tends to its fellow and combines therewith, and the feeling of fellowship is not sundered.
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
In this famous passage the great Stoic philosopher and Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius states, independently, the same pantheist view of the nature of God as does Emerson, Spinoza and the Buddhist sages.
Universal truth is true anywhere, anytime and anyplace.