Universal religion must be one which will have no location in place or time; which will be infinite, and whose sun will shine upon all saints and sinners alike, and still will have infinite space for development, which will embrace in infinite arms and find a place for every human being, from the lowest groveling savage, not far removed from the brute, to the highest man, towering by the virtues, of his head and heart almost above humanity. It will be a religion which will have no place for persecution or intolerance in its society, which will rec- ognize divinity in every human being and whose whole scope and force will be centered in aiding humanity to realize its own true, divine nature.

The seed is put in the ground; earth, air and water are supplied to it. The seed does not become the earth or the air or the water but it becomes a plant. It develops after the law of its own growth, assimilates the air, the earth and the water, converts them to plant substance and grows in to a plant. Thus also it is with religion. The Christians not to become a Hindu or a Buddhist, nor is a Hindu or Buddhist to become a Christian. But each must assimilate the spirit of others and yet preserve his individuality and grow according to his own law of growth.