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:

RoseDog Books
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Google Play

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POWER OF MIND

POWER OF MIND:

In every country, you will find individuals of extraordinary mental or psychic powers, bordering on the miraculous.

Beyond mental or intellectual power lies another distinct dimension that gives extraordinary power to individuals to influence people. This can be simply stated as power of the personality.

Compare the great leaders of religion with the great philosophers. The philosophers scarcely influenced anyone’s inner man, and yet they wrote most marvelous books. The religious teachers on the other hand, moved countries in their lifetime. In the one case … it is a flash of light … In the other, it is like a torch that goes around quickly, lighting up the others”

The science of Yoga (Body and Mind control) addresses the laws and methods, which help man to grow and strengthen his personality. These laws indicate that behind the gross level of power that we can physically sense, lie sources of power of increasing subtlety, the ultimate one being the spirit. Man, both as an individual and as a race, is progressing, not only towards acquiring these deeper powers, but also to an ideal beyond.

The mind plays an important role in achieving every kind of success and goal, minor everyday goals or major goals.

With minor or day-to-day goals, one usually knows what he or she wants to do or get, but when it comes to major goals, most people don’t know what they really desire. They desire to do something big, but they don’t know what. They might have a vague idea, but this is not enough.

To accomplish anything, and to use your mind power, you have to know exactly what it is you want to do. To focus your mind power on a goal, you need to have a clear and well-defined goal. How do you go about that?

You have first to think or meditate, to find out what is it that you want to accomplish or gain. This might not be a simple step, and requires deep thinking, investigation and time.

After discovering what you really want to accomplish, you need to come up with a plan for action. You need to know what you have to do first and how to proceed. All of this requires planning, which means using the power of the mind.

After deciding on a goal and coming up with a plan, you need to hold in your mind a clear mental image of your goal. You need to see it accomplished. This step requires that you use your imagination, which is another power of the mind. Not everyone can visualize clear mental images, but regular training of the imagination can do wonders. You may, for example, look at photos of what you want to achieve, and then close your eyes, and try to see it in your imagi- nation. This will enhance your ability to visualize.

At this point you have to display patience, self-discipline and the power to persist in your efforts. This requires a one pointed mind.

FINALLY WHAT IS RELIGION

FINALLY WHAT IS RELIGION?

Some say it is a form of belief in God. But that would not fit Buddhism, which does not believe in God at all.

Some say it is a belief in the supernatural power. But that does not fit Hinduism, which does not believe in supernatural realm beyond the material world, but only a spiritual reality within the empirical.

Some say it is set of beliefs that explain what is life all about, who we are, and the most important things that human beings should spend their time doing.

For example, some think that this material world is all there is, that we are here by accident and when we die we just rot, and therefore the important thing is to choose to do what makes you happy and not let others impose their beliefs on you. Notice that though this is not an explicit “organized” religion, it contains a master narrative, an account about the meaning of life along with a recommendation for how to live based on that account of things. Some call this a” worldview’ while others call it a “narrative Identity’. In either case it is a set of faith assumptions about the nature of things. It is an implicit religion.

Human communities should not be completely inclusive, but should be open to all on the basis of our common humanity. The idea of totally inclusive community is, therefore an illusion. Every human community holds in common some beliefs that necessarily create boundaries, including some people and excluding others from its circle. Each community should have beliefs that lead its members to treat persons in other communities with love and respect – to serve them and meet their needs.

Freedom of Religion: –

Christianity, Judaism and Islamic religions are supposedly a limit to personal growth and potential because it constraints our freedom to choose our own beliefs and practices. The present day enlightened human beings trusts in their own power of thinking, rather than in authority or tradition. This resistance to authority in moral matters is now a deep current in our culture.

Freedom to determine our own moral standards is considered a necessity for being fully human.

In many areas of life, freedom is not so much the absence of restrictions as finding the right ones, the liberating restrictions. If we only grow intellectually, vocationally, and physically through judicious constraints – why would it not also be true for spiritual and moral growth? Instead of insisting on freedom to create spiritual reality, shouldn’t we be seeking to discover it and disciplining ourselves to live according to it?

POWER OF HEALING

Religious people have healthy life style:

I am sure you’ll agree that the world’s major religions encourage healthy living. Some even mandate abstention or moderation as basic doctrine. Devout Hindus are strict vegetarians, as are many traditional Buddhists. The dietary laws of Judaism, kashrut, date from the earliest books of the Bible. Few pious Muslims drink alcohol. Mormons and Seven Adventists practice healthy temperance in their daily lives. All established religions discourage drunkenness, risky sexual behavior, and any habit or activity harmful to the human body, which has traditionally been viewed as sacred, created in the image of God.

  1. A growing array of research is charting the benefits to physical health that religious people often enjoy. I’m particularly impressed by studies showing that adolescents from strong religious backgrounds who fre- quently attend worship service, pray, and read scripture are far less likely to drink alcohol, smoke tobacco, or experiment with illegal drugs than their nonreligious peers.
  2. Research also indicates premarital sexual intercourse is far less common among religious adolescents than among less religious teenagers.
  3. And there’s convincing evidence that the shield of religious moderation continue into adulthood.
  4. These lifestyle attitudes are the basis of the much lower rates of alcohol and tobacco-related afflictions and sexually transmitted diseases among the religious when compared with their secular peers.

SCIENCE AND SPIRITUALITY

SCIENCE AND SPIRITUALITY: –

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.

Spirituality is a science and it concerns the discovery of the one-self in all, whereas physical science is discovery of the laws of nature.

People are awed by the miracles of science as much as they are fascinated by the powers of spirituality.

There is an interaction and a unity between spirituality and science. Number of scientists has said that we are busy studying the electrons – what if the electron was to turn around and ask, “Who is this entity trying to study us?” This takes us to the fundamental question, what is Human? What am I? This makes many of us feel that science is now only one step away from spirituality. When scientists are able to answer this question, there will be total integration between science and spirituality.

It cannot be denied that modern medicines are amazing. The miracles of healing performed by modern medicine are astounding. But the modern medicine treats only the body, neglecting link the dimensions of humanbeing. Modern medicine considers body as a machine, which can be repaired when it goes out of order. But human-being is a composite being built out of body, mind and soul. The body is only a garment we have worn. The mind is an instrument we have brought with ourselves to do our work on the physical plane. Essentially we are the SOUL. If the soul were sick, do whatever you will with the body, it will keep on moving from one sickness to the other.

HAPPY CHRISTMAS BIRTHDAY

HAPPY 80th CHRISTMAS BIRTHDAY DARLING

You ‘re the most precious treasure I have in my life for last 55 years. 

Today is my wife Ratna’s Magical 80th Christmas birthday.

Magic – From her age deduct your age and add 40 – 

              you will find the year of your birth.