THE UNIVERSAL RELIGION

THE UNIVERSAL RELIGION

 Why have so many wars been fought in the name of Religion?

 How can we eradicate the extremists of all religions?

IS IT THE BLIND FAITH OF EXTREMISM?

The answer is to teach young people about Humanity and Spirituality (Universal Religion). The author Devidas (Dev) Tahiliani has written the following book to be adopted as a textbook in high schools all over the world. He understands that Reading, Writing, Science and Math are important to survive in this world, but the training of young minds to Live and Let Live under One G-O-D (Generator, Operator And Destroyer) is also important for the survival of humanity.

There is a huge hole in the heart of all our education systems. It is where the skills and abilities of self-management should be. No one teaches children as to how to manage their thoughts, feelings, attitudes and behavior, so they find it hard to manage the Four Rs – Relationships, Roles, Responsibilities and Resources.

 Our world today is dominated by religions that require blind faith and obedience.Humans will continue to abuse each other until we understand that we share a responsibility to ourselves and to each other. The power of our inner spirituality is called Humanism.

We can each follow our own path and share our faith with others without Hatred, Scorn, or violence, and accept other paths as equally valid to our own. It is good to have some kind of faith, but we must follow it with reason.

 “LIVE AND LET LIVE UNDER ONE G-O-D (Generator-Operator-Destroyer)”

 You can purchase Live and Let Live Under One G-O-D by Devidas Tahiliani as a paperback or an E-Book from the below online stores:

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Following was Dev’s motivation to write a book:-

Devidas (Dev) Tahiliani was 7 years old when India got independence in 1947, and the country was divided by religioninto Hindu India and Muslim Pakistan. Dev was born in Pakistan area. His parents being Hindu had to leave their property (Land & Buildings) and become refugees in India.

Decades later Dev personally felt the destruction of the 9/11, 2001 attacks on World Trade Center, because he was working as project manager for The Port Authority of NY&NJ (PA/NYNJ), across the river from WTC. PA/NYNJ lost about 86 workers, including some of Dev’s friends. This resulted in his Heart attack in January 2002 and Dev had to undergo quintuple bypass surgery. He then spent time sitting at home and wondering what prompted extremists to act. He started reading religious books and collecting material.

Dev retired from PA/NYNJ in 2012 and before settling in Natick MA, close to his five grand children, he was living in Boston close to where Marathon Bombing took place in April 2013. That attack prompted him to quickly finish his newly released book.

Our whole world at present revolves around Body Consciousnessand no one cares for Soul Consciousness. That is why less and less people go to religious places everyday. Everything we teach in our schools is about building your career, as to how to earn money and take care of your body; and the spiritual teachings are left to the local churches, temples, and mosques, where the extremists take advantage and brain wash the children with their ideas.

Our children spend dozen years in school, then go on to college or professional training for several more; they work out at the gym to stay healthy; they spend a lot of time enhancing their comfort, their wealth and their social status. They put a great deal in to all this and yet they do so little to improve the inner conditionthat determines the very quality of their lives. What strange hesitancy, fear or apathy stops them from looking within them, from trying to grab the true essence of joy and sadness, desire and hatred? Fear of the unknown prevails and the courage to explore that inner world fails at the frontier of their mind. In pinning all their hopes on the external world, however, they can only end up being disappointed.

When we speak of the role of faith in cross-cultural conflict resolution, our challenge is to honor the diversity of the world’s humanistic and spiritual traditions while seeking common ground among them, that common ground is that we are all same GOD’s creation, he is our Generator, Operator and Destroyer.What we need is an agenda for research, dialogue and activism that is global in conception and responsive to common challenges of peacemaking and coexistence within and among the world’s many traditions.

Education of the masses about different religions is the key in resolving conflicts. With Guns and Bombs you can kill terrorists, but with education of Universal Religion (Humanity and Spirituality) you can kill the terrorism.

GOD VS. SCIENCE

GOD VS. SCIENCE: – There are two great debates under the broad heading of the God vs. Science. Can Darwin evolution withstand the criticism of Christians who believe that it contradicts the creation account in the book of Genesis? In recent years creationism took on new currency as the spiritual originator of “intelligent design “ (ID), a scientifically worded attempt to show that blanks in the evolutionary narrative are more meaningful than its very convincing totality.

Science and religion – far from being complementary responses to the unknown, are at utter odds. We humans want to cheer on science’s strides and still humble ourselves on the faith. We want access to both MRIs and miracles. We want debates about issues like stem cells without conceding that the positions are so intrinsically hostile as to make discussions fruitless. We seek those who possess religious conviction but also scientific achievements to credibly argue the widespread hope that science and God are in harmony – that indeed Science is of God.

The question of whether there exists a supernatural creator, a GOD, is one of the most important that we have to answer. God cannot be completely contained within nature, and therefore God’s existence is outside of science’s ability to really weigh in. For centuries the most powerful argument for God’s existence from the physical world was the so-called argument from design: living things are so beautiful and elegant and so apparently purposeful, an intelligent designer could only have made them. But the Darwin provided a simpler explanation. His way is gradual incremental improvement starting from very simple beginnings and working up step by tiny incremental step to more complexity, more elegance, and more adaptive perfection. By being outside of nature, God is also outside of space and time. Hence at the moment of creation of the universe, God could also have activated evolution, with full knowledge of how it would turn out.

The gravitational constant, if it were off by one parting a hundred million, then the expansion of the universe after the big bang would not have occurred in the fashion that was necessary for life to occur. When one looks at that evidence, it is very difficult to adopt that view that this was just a chance. But if one is willing to consider the possibility of a designer, this becomes a rather plausible explanation for what is otherwise an exceedingly improbable event – namely our existence. God is the answer to all of those “How it must have come to be” questions.

We humans can ask, such as “Why am I here? “What happens after we die?” “Is there a God?” If you refuse to acknowledge their appropriateness, you end up with a zero probability of God after examining the natural world because it does not convince one on the proof basis. But if your mind is open about whether God might exist, one can point to aspects of the universe that are consistent with that conclusion. To a medieval peasant, a radio would have seemed like a miracle. All kinds of things may happen, which we by the lights of today’s science would classify as miracle just as medieval science might think of a Boeing 747.

From the perspective of believer, once you buy in to the position of faith, then suddenly you find yourself losing all of your natural skepticism and your scientific credibility. The scientific instincts of some scientists are less rigorous than others. The difference is that for some scientists the presumption of the possibility of God and therefore the supernatural is not zero. Faith is not the opposite of reason. Faith rests squarely upon reason, but with the added component of revelation. There are answers that science is not able to provide about the natural world – the questions about why instead of the questions about how. We find many of these answers in the spiritual realm. If there is God, it’s going to be a whole lot bigger and a whole lot more incomprehensible than anything that any theologian of any religion has ever proposed. While physics and mathematics may tell us how the universe began, they are not much use in predicting human behavior because there are far too many equations to solve.

WHY HAVE SO MANY WARS BEEN FOUGHT IN THE NAME OF RELIGION?

HOW CAN WE ERADICATE THE EXTREMISTS OF ALL RELIGIONS?

 The answer is to teach young people about Humanity and Spirituality (Universal Religion).  We understand that Reading, Writing, Science and Math are important to survive in this world, but the training of young minds to Live and Let Live under One G-O-D (Generator, Operator And Destroyer) is also important for the survival of humanity.

There is a huge hole in the heart of all our education systems. It is where the skills and abilities of self-management should be. No one teaches children as to how to manage their thoughts, feelings, attitudes and behavior, so they find it hard to manage the Four Rs – Relationships, Roles, Responsibilities and Resources.

Our whole world at present revolves around Body Consciousness and no one cares for Soul Consciousness. That is why less and less people go to religious places everyday. Everything we teach in our schools is about building your career, as to how to earn money and take care of your body; and the spiritual teachings are left to the local churches, temples, and mosques, where the extremists take advantage and brain wash the children with their ideas.

Our children spend dozen years in school, then go on to college or professional training for several more; they work out at the gym to stay healthy; they spend a lot of time enhancing their comfort, their wealth and their social status. They put a great deal in to all this and yet they do so little to improve the inner condition that determines the very quality of their lives. What strange hesitancy, fear or apathy stops them from looking within them, from trying to grab the true essence of joy and sadness, desire and hatred? Fear of the unknown prevails and the courage to explore that inner world fails at the frontier of their mind. In pinning all their hopes on the external world, however, they can only end up being disappointed.

Our world today is dominated by religions that require blind faith and obedience. Humans will continue to abuse each other until we understand that we share a responsibility to ourselves and to each other. The power of our inner spirituality is called Humanism.

When we speak of the role of faith in cross-cultural conflict resolution, our challenge is to honor the diversity of the world’s humanistic and spiritual traditions while seeking common ground among them, that common ground is that we are all same GOD’s creation, he is our Generator, Operator and Destroyer. What we need is an agenda for research, dialogue and activism that is global in conception and responsive to common challenges of peacemaking and coexistence within and among the world’s many traditions.

We can each follow our own path and share our faith with others without Hatred, Scorn, or violence, and accept other paths as equally valid to our own. It is good to have some kind of faith, but we must follow it with reason.

Education of the masses about different religions is the key in resolving conflicts. With Guns and Bombs you can kill terrorists, but with education of Universal Religion (Humanity and Spirituality) you can kill the terrorism.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BODY CONSCIOUSNESS-The origin of negativity & SOUL CONSCIOUNESS-The origin of positivity

BODY-CONSCIOUSNESS  & SOUL-CONSCIOUSNESS –

In Body Consciousness, Vices are just virtues that have lost their direction and power. When I have inner strength, my tendencies and talents are reflected in the form of virtues. If the self is weak, those same tendencies emerge as vices.

In the state of spiritual insecurity the following five main negative forces or vices or emotions are born:

  1. Desire or Lust – The urge towards sense satisfaction as a means of fulfillment.
  2. Anger – the feeling of animosity when any of other vices are threatened.
  3. Greed – The attempt to find fulfillment through the acquisition of material goods, position or status, or through the physical senses as with food.
  4. Attachment – the attempt to find security through developing rela- tionships of ownership or possessiveness with people and objects.
  5. Ego or Vanity – The cultivation of a self-image that is false, tempo- rary or unreal.

We all human beings have these five vices, but these vary in the form of degree or extent. This degree varies from person to person in the range of 25% to 90%. No one is perfect.

In Soul Consciousness, Soul is one’s Consciousness:

How one sees others is definitely based on the consciousness with which one views him/her. So many possibilities of perception arise when one has to deal with others. Many times one does not see others, as they really are, but merely as part of their national, cultural or social background. Age, sex, profession, social status and degree of beauty add to the compartments that become subtle or obvious barriers in our relationship with them. They camouflage our own self-identity and tint the glasses through which we observe and therefore react to others.

If we replace all of these categories with the vision of the soul as a tiny dot of conscious energy as distinct from the physical body and all its identifying at- tributes, it brings a great sense of freedom. One can move away from all the prejudice in a very effective way. Different results are attained according to the level of awareness.

Following is the example of the boss towards his/her employees.

BODY-CONSCIOUSNESSSOUL-CONSCIOUSNESS
AWARENESSI am the boss here; I know more than everyone here. After all, that is why I am the boss.I am a spiritual being; I have to play out a role of responsibility. Each of my employees has his/her own specific role.
THOUGHTThey should listen to me. After all I am the one who pays their salaries.Let me listen to their suggestions. Perhaps we can improve some- thing.
DECISIONI will show them who is the boss here.Let me understand each of their specialties.
ACTIONThe boss shouts and argues with themA two-way dialogue ensues.
RESULTIll-feeling between boss and em- ployeesRespect and a climate of trust are maintained.

Consciousness at last:

There is no such thing as unconsciousness, because who is unconscious has no way of knowing that he is unconscious. It is your thinking that makes you feel that you are alive, that you are conscious. That is possible only when the knowledge you have about things is in operation. You become conscious only through the help of thought.

Body Consciousness –Desire, Anger, Greed, Attachment, Ego, = Sorrow

Soul Consciousness – Peace, Knowledge, Love, Purity, Bliss, = Happiness

MEDITATION

MEDITATION: –

Meditation is a way to eliminate the lack of balance caused by the mental stresses of life. By spending time in meditation, we create a calm haven in which we restore equilibrium and peace to our mental functioning. Researchers have recorded that the brain activity in people who meditate functions at 4-10 hertz, a state of deep relaxation. Their mind becomes calm, and it also calms the body. If we could spend some time each day in meditation, we would find our stress levels would be reduced.”

Definition of Meditation: –

The present meaning of the word MEDITATION is to ‘REFLECT’ or ‘TO PONDER’ i.e. to Weigh or Measure and ‘TO GIVE CLOSE ATTENTION’. Similarly the Sanskrit word for MEDITATION is DHYANA, is closely related to DHYATI, meaning to REFLECT. Therefore to Meditate means to Ponder, to Reflect, while giving close attention to what is actually going on as one does so.

Without attempting to probe in to this deeper meaning of meditation, one can however say that meditation can bring order to our overall mental activity and this may be a key factor in bringing about an end to the sorrow, the misery, the chaos and confusion, that have, over the ages, been the lot of mankind, and that are still generally continuing without visible prospect of fundamental change, for the foreseeable future.

Meditation works entirely on the level of Mind, Intellect, and sub-conscious, rather focusing on the bodily forms, postures or rituals. The first stage of meditation is to stabilize the self in the pure experience of the inner tranquility of the Soul. At first the distracting thoughts may come to the mind. One has to train oneself to get involved in a struggle to contain or eradicate them. One has to learn to step away and become an observer as soon as one becomes aware of them.

Through meditation the accuracy of this role is heightened so that positive qualities are permitted entry and continuity while negative ones are weakened and transformed. Meditation can bring real and permanent peace of mind by filling the Intellect with strength and wisdom and purifying the sub conscience. After some practice, one can have the intellectual power the sub-conscience mind at any time. In a situation which would lead most people to experience negative moods or emotions such as fear, depression, anxiety, boredom, fatigue, hatred or aggression, one can become detached and access innate qualities.

Meditation involves the development and refinement of the so-called Third Eye, so that one does not see spirituality only but also understand and adjust to it in the most natural way possible.

4 steps in Meditation Practice: –

  1. Detach the Self from negative, wasteful and mundane thinking.
  2. Create pure or elevated thoughts about your original state and about your original home.
  3. Visualize yourself as a point of conscious light energy directly in front of GOD in his radiant form of light.
  4. Open yourself to receiving God’s love.

The benefits of Meditation: –

  1. Transformation of the negative personality traits
  2. Obtaining power of self control
  3. Improvement of the vision one has of the self and others
  4. Inner emotional fulfillment through each of the relationships
  5. Replacement of lost or spent spiritual and mental energy
  6. Don’t do in excess. Too much of anything is not good.

WHAT IS MIND AND SOUL

WHAT IS MIND AND SOUL?

The mind is an instrument of cognition, of knowing things, knowing the material world. The SOUL is a ray of GOD, that which you essentially are. The mind is an instrument with which we know. We try to understand things. The SOULl is immortal, the mind is mortal. The Mind is discursive (conversational), the SOUL is synergic (conditions such that the total effect is greater than the sum of the in- dividual effects). The SOUL integrates everything but the mind analyzes. We need the help of mind in doing our work on the physical plane. That is why we have brought ourselves the instrument of the mind. Out of GOD emanate many rays, every ray is a SOUL. That is what makes all of us one. The soul is universal. The mind is individual. The mind individualizes but the Soul unites.

Spirituality

The term spirituality has nothing to do with religion. Actually spirituality be- gins where religion ends. Religion enforces an externalization of the mind in one’s search for God, whereas spirituality internalizes the search and directs the mind to the heart of man. God is inside us. Being within us, such a being is not always accessible, but readily reachable and all that spirituality requires of us to achieve the sense of oneness with God, is to focus the mind inwards and approach him with love.

The average human being of today gives a great deal of thought, and applies a great amount of energy, to attain high levels of material welfare. But not with- standing even success in this endeavor, there is yet much happiness, discontent and misery pervading the lives of the people. Why is this? It is the result of un- balanced application of effort. The human existence consists of two planes of existence, the material and spiritual, and both these are important and essen- tial for the harmonious well being of the individual. As a bird needs two wings of existence, the spiritual and the material. If either is neglected for the other, such a life becomes unnatural. Neglect of the material existence results in poverty and in sickness, and the neglect of the spiritual, which is the case with most of us, results in horrors of man-made diseases and sufferings. To correct this sorry state of affairs, we have to bring back balance into our lives.

WHAT IS BODY AND SOUL:

WHAT IS BODY AND SOUL?

Human body has five senses, (vision, hearing, smelling, taste and touch). Con- sider one of the senses say vision, for vision you need 1. Instrument, the eyes. 2. Organ, the nerve center in the brain. 3. Mind, if the mind is not joined to the organ, the organ may take the impression and yet we may not be conscious of it. 4. Intellect, the intellect is the determinative faculty and decides upon what is brought to it. 5. Soul, the king on the throne, from him comes the order as to what to do or what not to do; and the order goes down in the same sequence, Soul to the intellect, to the mind, to the organs, and the organs con- vey it to instrument and perception is complete.

Therefore the human being is composed first of this external covering, the body, secondly, of the fine body, consisting of mind, intellect, and ego. Behind them is the real soul of man. When the soul reflects its powers on the mind and the mind thinks, and then time appears. How can the soul, therefore be said to be existing in time, when time itself exists in soul. It has neither birth nor death.

The SOUL is not bound by the conditions of the matter. In its very essence it is free, unbounded, holy, pure and perfect.

Science is nothing but the finding of the unity. As soon as science reaches per- fect unity, it will stop from further progress, because it would have reached its goal. Similarly the science of religion will become perfect when it discovers him, who is the one life in universe of death, who is the constant basis of the ever changing world, one who is the only SOUL, of whom all Souls are but delusive manifestations.

Aggregate of materials, we call the body is the cause of the manifestation of the force we call the SOUL/THOUGHT or whether it is thought that man- ifests the body. The religions of the world say that the force called Thought manifests the body and not reverse. It is more logical to say that the force, which takes up the matter and forms, the body is the same, which is manifested through the body.

What is the force, which manifests itself through the body? Whatever the force be, that is something, which takes particles up as it were and creates forms out of them – Human Bodies. Soul is that force which is now working through us.

The SOUL is of the same essence as of the GOD. The soul enlivens every liv- ing being. Its essence is eternal, all consciousness, all love, all light and sound, all peace and all bliss. Human beings can realize their Soul and realize God while in the human body. Within the SOUL is the source of wisdom from which all knowledge flows. A love far greater and fulfilling than any we can know in the outer world is waiting to embrace us with open arms within. At our center is the strength and power that can enable us to overcome any fear. The highest aim of human life is to attain self-knowledge (first hand knowl- edge of the soul) and God realization. The SOUL resides in the human body and can be realized through the process of inversion or meditation. Meditation ultimately gives us spiritual consciousness. Spiritual consciousness means becoming aware of the SOUL and GOD within us. Most of us are aware of our body, of the thoughts passing through our mind, and of the world around us. This is called body or physical consciousness. But human beings are more than a body and mind. We are actually SOUL, a conscious entity that inhibits the body.

Second definition of Soul is “Thoughts”:

Every human being has MIND & BODY. Mind thinks and Body takes action. What we are at present depends upon our thoughts and actions of the past in this life.

What we will be in future depends upon our Thoughts and Actions of the present time in this life. Therefore we make our own destiny.

Your thoughts guide you to your destiny. If you always think the same, you will always get to the same place. Think in a new way and you will be a new person. Give happiness to all and you will live in peace. Create peace in your mind and you will create a world of peace around you.

The events of the world are not in my hands, therefore I cannot change them, but if I choose not to let my thoughts and feelings be dependent on external factors, I can be in control of myself and therefore help to shape the world I live in.

Therefore SOUL is the living and intelligent inner being that inhibit and gives life to the body.

SOUL is Immortal, Eternal (no beginning or end), Metaphysical, Unlimited, Pure conscience energy.

Body is mortal, is born and dies, Physical, Limited, Made up of matter.

If every physical part of the body is an instrument, who or what is it that is using it.

It is I, the Self, The Soul.

The SOUL uses the word I for itself and the word my when referring to the body, my hand, my mouth, my brain, and so on. I am different from my body. When I assume my true identity as a spiritual being, then I also immediately have access to the love, peace, happiness and power that are part of me.

COMMON DEFINITIONS OF SOUL

COMMON DEFINITIONS OF SOUL: –

  1. The immaterial essence, animating principle, or actuating cause of an individual life.
  2. a) the spiritual principle embodied in human beings, all rational and spiritual beings, or the universe. b) Capitalized Christian Science: GOD.
  3. A person’s total SELF.
  4. aan active or essential part, ba moving spirit, cleader
  5. athe moral and emotional nature of human beings, the quality that arouses emotion and sentiment, spiritual or moral force: fervor
  6. Person <not a soul in sight>
  7. Personification <she is the soul of integrity>
  8. aa strong positive feeling (as of intense sensitivity and emotional fer- vor) conveyed especially by black American performers, negritudesoul music soul food soul brother
  9. An immaterial force within a human being thought to give the body life, energy, and power <many religions teach that the soul is immor- tal>
  10. A member of the human race <I promise I won’t tell another soul>
  11. The quality or qualities that make a thing what it is <a kind act thatwas the very soul of charity>
  12. The seat of one’s deepest thoughts and emotions <knew in her soulthat it was true>