ONE GOD – ONE FAITH: –
There is only one God, one faith. Let the people believe firmly and do not fear anything.
Every prayer, which comes from the heart, is agreeable to God.
I maintain that every major religion of the world – Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Sikhism, Tao- ism, Zoroastrianism – has similar ideas of love, the same goal of benefiting humanity through spiritual practice, and the same effects of making their followers into better human beings… Differences of dogma may be ascribed to differences of time and circumstance as well as cultural influences.
No one faith is perfect. All faiths are equally dear to their respective devotees. What is wanted, therefore, is a living friendly contact among the followers of the great religions of the world and not a clash among them in the fruitless attempt on the part of each community to show superiority of its faith over the rest.
NAMASTE: – is the form of greetings by Hindus, which means – I honor in you that place in you where the LORD resides, and when you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, then there is only ONE of us.”
GOD OF LOVE: –
I go for refuge to God who is ONE in the silence of Eternity, pure radiance of beauty and perfection, in which we find our peace. He is the bridge supreme, which leads to immortality, and the Spirit of fire, which burns the dross of lower life. He is the God, the God of love.
The entire world is being driven insane by this single phrase: “My religion alone is true.” O Mother, you have shown me that no clock is entirely accurate. Only the transcendent sun of knowledge remains on time. Who can make a system from Divine Mystery? But if any sincere practitioner, within whatever culture or religion, prays and meditates with great devotion and commitment to Truth alone, Your Grace will flood his mind and heart, O Mother. His particular sacred tradition will be opened and illuminated. He will reach the one goal of spiritual evolution. How I long to pray with sincere Christians in their churches and to bow and prostrate with devoted Muslims in their mosques!
All religions are glorious!
The Christian is not to become a Muslim, a Hindu or a Buddhist, nor is a Muslim, a Hindu or a Buddhist to become a Christian. But each must assimilate the spirit of the others and yet persevere his individuality and grow according to his own law of growth. If the Parliament of Religions has shown anything to the world, it is this: It has proved to the world that holiness, purity, and charity are not the exclusive possessions of any church in the world, and that every sytem has produced men and women of the most exalted character. In the face of this evidence, if anybody dreams of the exclusive survival of his own religion and the destruction of the others, I pity him from the bottom of my heart.
One God explained in the form of a joke: –
There were three friends, a Christian, a Muslim and a Hindu. They were to cross a river one day, but the river was flooded with water. Christian goes first, prays for Jesus Christ and started walking towards the river, slowly the water recedes and he crosses the river. The Muslim goes second, prays for Allah and started walking towards the river, slowly the water recedes and he crosses the river. Hindu thought in his mind that Christian prayed for only Jesus Christ and crossed the river, Muslim prayed for Allah only and crossed the river, so I am going to pray for all my Gods and they will surely come and save me. So he started chanting “Hare Rama, Hare Krishna, Hare Radhe Shyam, Hare Vishnu Bhagwan etc. and slowly started walking towards the river, but the river water did not recede and he drowned. In heaven he was produced in front of God and he started complaining to God that he prayed for so many Gods and no one came to save him. God said “ Oh Stupid Hindu, I am only One God with many names and forms, when Christian called me, I wore the clothes of Jesus Christ and went to save him, when Muslim called me, I wore the clothes of Mohamed and went to save him, but when you called me with so many names, I just kept on changing the clothes to suit that name and I could not come to rescue you.
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