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A:
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B:
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C:
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Yo represents the divinity
of each and every sentient self.

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Every self (each perceiver, each knower) is in relationship with the other (the perceived, the known). In the three most widely spoken languages, Yo is Spanish for “I,” English slang for “you," (and its first two letters), and Chinese for "friendship," the sacred relationship between us. Yo is thus a single syllable that can symbolize the I-Thou/Perceiver-Perceived relational ground of being.

Yo embodies the fundamental mystery and paradoxes of existence. Through the miracle of revelation, in the sacred interaction between perceiver and perceived, all-that-is becomes manifest as the experiential world of sentient beings.

We hold that every human self is a sacred being whose personal experience of "The Face" of Yo—through divine revelation—provides direct access to the most fundamental and profound truths, to valid knowledge of sacred Reality.

From the divinity of all sentient beings—in whose experiential worlds the known Universe becomes manifest—we derive the first of the 10 Sacred Principles: “All humans are sacred beings that come into the world with equal, unalienable Rights.”

Our search for such [moral] principles can start
with . . . the unconditional imperative
to acknowledge every person as a person.
If we ask for the contents given by this absolute,
we find, first, something negative—
the command not to treat a person as a thing.
This seems little, but it is much.
It is the core of the principle of justice.

~ Paul Tillich ~


We gather here today together
To say the name of Yo.
Our truth shall liberate each other
And from this seed we will grow.

We are no more no less than human,
Our lives divine and whole.
In and of this earth we live on,
Awake and hear our call.

~ Emily Mott ~
[Yo Gathering Song]



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Music
A: Mike Heron and The ISB
B: John Lennon
C: Yo Gathering Song Written by Emily Mott; sung with Alison Mott