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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GOOD THOUGHTS AND ACTIONS (With Concept of Live and Let Live)

GOOD THOUGHTS AND ACTIONS 

When you build a home, every brick counts. When you build character, every thought counts.

Good relationships –  In order to create good relationship – with your mind, think about what you have to learn from others, – with your eyes, look into good qualities of others, – with your words, recognize, value and appreciate their accomplishments, – with your actions, cooperate and do something for others.

Good Feelings: – Good feelings are generated in the mind, are transmitted through your attitude and are reflected in your eyes and smile. Smiling opens the heart and a glance can make miracles happen.

Love All: – Love can never be exclusive.  Love is inclusive and has many faces – caring, listening, sharing from the heart, just accepting someone for what they are right now, is all acts of love, as long as you seek nothing in return.

Kindness: – Kindness in words creates confidence – Kindness in thinking creates perceptiveness – Kindness in giving creates love.

Resolve Conflict: – There has probably never been a time where there has been so much fear and conflict across the world, not just across oceans and borders but also across the breakfast table. In fact many now prefer conflict to peace, as they become addicted to the actions of anger and aggression, and the adrenaline rush, which results. They don’t really want conflict to end, in fact, they will say that some conflict is good to get things done and stimulate change. They are not aware that they are killing themselves. All conflict is simply a symptom of attachment to a position. And as we know, this generates fear, and fear, if allowed to stay, eventually kills it’s host. All solutions are based on detachment or letting go. But that will be difficult until we can see that all possession is an illusion, that we have nothing to lose and that there are no victories in winning.

LIVE AND LET LIVE – A GOLDEN RULE

Live and Let Live: – A form of the Golden Rule

When we live and let live, we don’t need to criticize, judge, or condemn others. We have no need to control them or try and make them conform to our way of thinking. We let others live their own lives and we live ours. This simple slogan helps center us on our own recovery and on living our own life in the best way we know how.

Live and let live is one of the keys to peace in our lives. When we practice tolerance in our lives we are liberated to work on our own issues. When we use this slogan we end many of the conflicts in our lives and gain the ability to stop new ones before they build into big ones.

Live and let live brings good relations with others. 

In order to create good relationships…

  • with your mind, think about what you have to learn from others,

  • with your eyes, look into good qualities of others,

  • with your words, recognize, value and appreciate their accomplishments,

  • with your actions, cooperate and do something for others.

 

COMMON FAITH OF ALL RELIGIONS

THE BIOLOGY OF BELIEF: – Science and religion argue all the time, but they increasingly agree on one thing: a little spirituality may be very good for your health. – Spirituality predicts for better disease control. A large body of science shows a positive impact of religion on health. The way the brain works is so compatible with religion and spirituality that we are going to be enmeshed in both for a long time. Faith and health overlap other ways too. One of the staples of both traditional wellness protocols and traditional religious rituals is the cleansing fast, which is said to purge toxins in the first case and purge sins or serve other pious ends in the second.

Common Faith: – A Hindu believes there are many paths to God. Jesus is one way, the Qur’an is another, and yoga practice is a third and so on. None is better than any other, all are equal. The most conservative Christians have not been taught to think like this. They learn in Sunday school that their religion is true, and others are false. Jesus said, “ I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the father except through me.” Americans are no longer buying it. At present 65 percent Americans believe that “Many religions can lead to eternal life” Also the number of people who seek spiritual truth outside church is growing. 30% of Americans call themselves “Spiritual, not Religious”. You are not picking and choosing from different religions, because they are all the same. That means whatever gives the peace in mind called spirituality is good.

FINAL FAITH OR BELIEF: – Psychologists often carve thinking into two broad categories: Intuitive thinking, which is fast and effortless (instantly knowing whether someone is angry or sad from the look on his/her face, for example); and Analytic thinking, which is slower and more deliberate (and used for solving math problems and other tricky tasks). Both kinds of thinking have their strengths and weaknesses, and they often seem to interfere with one another. Recently there’s been an emerging consensus among researchers that a lot of religious beliefs are grounded in intuitive processes. “In some ways this confirms what many people, both religious and nonreligious, have said about religious belief for a long time, that it’s more of a feeling than a thought,”

Belief Power: – So why do you have so many beliefs? And why is the world not becoming a better place with so many believers? To answer this question, we need to go back to the moment of ‘truth’ which was lost to our awareness…some time ago. Beliefs are only present because we have lost our connection with the eternal truths, and our awareness of those truths. For example, while you believe you are what you see in the bathroom mirror in the morning, it is not the truth of who you really are. You are not your physical form – you are simply spirit, or that which animates the form. The experience (not the belief) of this truth liberates you from the fear of ageing and decay. Spirit (self) does not grow old and does not die. But then, you must not believe me (or disbelieve me). When you experience, there is no longer a need to believe, because now you know…THE TRUTH. This is why belief is not the truth and why truth is more powerful than belief, and why belief and truth are never found in bed together.

So what is the truth? Are you a physical being having the occasional spiritual experience, or are you a spiritual being had a physical experience. If you say both that’s called avoidance!

The Final Analysis: –

  1. People are often unreasonable, self-centered: Forgive them anyway.
  2. If you are Honest, People may cheat you, but be Honest anyway.
  3. What you spend years to build, someone could destroy overnight. Build anyway.
  4. The good you do today, People will often forget tomorrow. Do Good anyway.
  5. You see, in the final analysis it is between you and GOD; it never was between you and them anyway. Why worry, have faith.
  6. Faith is not blind. Faith is seeing with the eyes of the mind. Even as we have two physical eyes with which we are able to see wonderful things that are around us- trees, flowers, stars, streams, hills and dales, forests and mountains, even so with the eyes of faith we can perceive goodness, peace and calm around us.

THE ROLE OF FAITH IN CROSS CULTURAL CONFLICT RESOLUTION:

THE ROLE OF FAITH IN CROSS-CULTURAL CONFLICT RESOLUTION – One of the most important findings of cross-cultural conflict resolution research is that Religion is a perpetual and perhaps inevitable factor in both conflict and conflict resolution.

Religion, after all, is a powerful constituent of cultural norms and values, and because it addresses the most profound existential issues of human life (e.g., freedom and inevitability, fear and faith, security and insecurity, right and wrong, sacred and irreligious), religion is deeply implicated in individual and social conceptions of peace.

To transform the conflicts harassing the world today, we need to uncover the conceptions of peace within our diverse religious and cultural traditions, while seeking the common ground among them. 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.

We need new frameworks for organizing knowledge about Religion, Culture and Spirituality. Frameworks that recognize the powerful role that faith and belief play in conflict and conflict resolution, and that do not privilege one culture as ‘normal’ and label another as ‘exceptional’. Education of the masses about different religions is the key in resolving conflicts.

Many Religions and One Community: – Our contemporary situation raises many serious questions: How can different cultures and faith groups find ways to live together in peace and prosperity in a shared society? To what extent are tensions between different faith groups and cultures inevitable? How should these tensions be understood and handled? History provides us with a number of resources for thinking about these questions and about how we might answer them today.

Defining the Role of Religion in Conflict and Peacemaking: – Peace and conflict resolution are both universal and particular; similar as well as divergent approaches derive form and vitality from the cultural resources of the people.

Religion in Conflict Situations: – In promulgating the ideals and values held in highest esteem by groups and individuals, religion profoundly influences goal-seeking behavior in conflict situations, by establishing the criteria or frames of reference for determining the rightness and wrongness of events.

Religion and Conflict Resolution: – The religious cosmology of a group, in privileging some values and ideals over others, specifies how restoration, wholeness and healing can be achieved through distinctive paths of resolution adopted by different cultures. The ruptures experienced in conflict situations often require symbolic or other social exchange found within collective cosmologies. In this way, conflict resolution strategies manifest distinctive conceptions of peace, which illuminate the terms and conditions necessary for social harmony to be both understood and experienced.

 

REAL GOD –

REAL GOD –  I had learned that one’s GOD is what a person obeys. The word Lord means Master – one you obey. Most people I had discovered are obeying false GODs, rebelling against the one true CREATOR, who is the supreme ruler of the universe.

Then who and what is Real GOD? GOD is the creator, who designed, formed, shaped and created MAN.

GOD is the creator of all – of everything in this vast universe – the stars, the galaxies in endless space, this earth, man and everything in the earth. That is what GOD is. He is the GENERATOR, OPERATOR and DESTROYER of every SOUL and NATURE.

What GOD does? He Creates! He designs, forms and shapes. He gives Life! He is the great giver. And his law – his way of life – is the way of giving, not getting, which is the way of this world. He is the OPERATOR of every SOUL and NATURE.

But what is God like?  Who is GOD?  There have been many conceptions. Some believe GOD is merely the GOD of good intentions, within each human – merely some part of each human individual. Some have imagined GOD was some kind of idol composed of gold and silver, or carved out of wood, stone or other material. The Israelites thought, while Moses was communing with GOD on mount Sinai, that GOD was, or looked like, a Golden Calf. Many think GOD is a single individual Supreme Personage. Some thought he was a spirit.  But the generally accepted teaching of traditional Christianity is that GOD is a Trinity – GOD in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, which they call a “GHOST”. The word Trinity is not found in the bible, nor does the bible teach this doctrine.

What is GOD’s form and shape?  God said, let us make man in our image, after our likeness. We know the form and shape of man. That is the image, likeness, form and shape of GOD.

GOD’s Nature and Character: – The character of both GOD the father and Christ the son is that of Holiness, Righteousness and Absolute perfection. That character might be summed up in the one word Love, defined as out flowing, loving concern. It is the way of giving, serving, helping, and sharing. It is the way devoid of desire, lust and greed, vanity and selfishness, competition, strife, violence and destruction, envy and jealousy, resentment and bitterness. GOD’s inherent nature is the way of Peace, Justice, Mercy, Happiness and Joy radiating outward toward those he has created.