ISLAM: – Islam makes all its followers EQUAL that is the peculiar excellence of Mohammedanism. In many places in Koran you find very sensual ideals of life. What Mohammedanism comes to preach to the world is this practical brotherhood of all belongings to their faith. That is the essential part of the Mohammedan religion, and all other ideas, about heaven and life and so forth, are not real Mohammedanism. They are accretions.

HINDUS: – There is one great idea: SPIRITUALITY. The spirit must be divine and spirit as such must not be identified with the physical world. The idea of unity, of the realization of GOD, the omniscient, the omnipotent, the Omnipresent, the omnibenevolent, and the Omni truth is preached throughout. All the heavens that ever existed are here in this world. Humans have to only realize it. Renunciation and Spirituality are the two great ideas of Hindus.

CHRISTIANS: – The central idea that has been preached by them is “Watch and Pray, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Which means- purify your mind and be ready. Christians have always tried to prepare them- selves for the coming of the Lord by trying to help others, building hospitals and so on.

Therefore all these religions are different forces in the economy of GOD, working for the good of mankind, and not one can be ignored. The ideal, which every religion represents, is never lost, and so every religion is intelli- gently on the march. The UNIVERSAL RELIGION about which philoso- phers and others have dreamt in every country already exists. As the universal brotherhood of people already exists, so also does the universal religion. Only there are number of persons who fail to see this and upset it by crying for new brotherhoods. The Universal religion too already exists.

If the priests and other people who have taken upon themselves the task of preaching different religions simply cease preaching for a few mo- ments, we shall see that Universal Religion is there. They are disturbing it all the time, because it is to their interest. Not only must they have the spiritual ideas, they also must come to you according your own method. They must speak your own language, the language of your soul, and then alone will they satisfy you. When the person comes who speaks my language and gives me the truth in my language, I at once understand it and receive it forever. This is a great fact.


The way to the realization of the universal religion:

No study has taken so much human energy, whether in times past or present, as the study of the SOUL, of GOD, and of HUMAN DESTINY. Humans have always wanted to look beyond, wanted to expand himself; and all that we call progress, evolution, has always been measured by that one search, the search for human destiny, the search for GOD.

As our social struggles are represented, among different nations, by different social organizations, so man’s spiritual struggles are represented by various re- ligions. And as different social organizations are constantly quarrelling, are constantly at war with each other, so these spiritual organizations have been constantly at war with each other, constantly quarreling. And thus we find that though nothing has brought man more blessings than religion, yet at the same time there is nothing that has brought him more horror than religion. Nothing has made more for peace and love than religion; nothing has endangered fiercer hatred than religion. Nothing has made the brotherhood of man more tangible than religion; nothing has bred more bitter enmity between man and man than religion. Nothing has built more charitable institutions, more hos- pitals for men and even for animals, than religion; nothing has deluged the world with more blood than religion.

We must remember that all the great religions of the world are very ancient – not one has been formed at the present time – and that every religion of the world had its origin in the region between the Ganges and the Euphrates. Not one great religion has arisen in Europe, not one in America. Every religion is of Asiatic origin and belongs to that part of the world. The western people are grand in organizations, social institutions, armies, governments and so forth, but when it comes to preaching religion they cannot come near the Asiatic. In every country you would find that the religions sometimes progress and some- times go back. Sects are multiplying all the time. If the claim of any one reli- gion that it has all the truth and that God has given all the truth in certain book, why then there are so many sects. Take the bible for instance, and all the sects that exist among the Christians. Each one puts its own interpretation upon the same text and each says that it alone understands that text and all the rest are wrong. So is with every religion. There are many sects among the Mo- hammedans and among the Buddhists, and hundreds among the Hindus. You see that happening all the time. You cannot make all conform to the same ideas and that in fact is good. I am glad that sects exist and wish they might go on multiplying more and more. Seven billion people of the world should have Seven billion ways of realizing God. If all the people of the world were to think exactly the same thoughts, there would be no thought for us to think. We know that two or more forces must come into collision in order to produce motion. It is the clash of thought, the differentiation of thought that awakens thought. Variation is the sign of life and it must be there.




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.



Religion expresses itself at three levels, the philosophical, the mythological or historical, and the ritualistic. Each of these three levels is marked by the same conflict of opposites, often taking positions of violent extremes. The greatest harm comes from the fanatic. We may not doubt the sincerity of the fanatic but often he has the irresponsibility of a lunatic. The fanatic is the greatest enemy of mankind.

Is the idea the universal religion realistic or just idealistic?

But behind all these differences, we must recognize a deeper level of common- ality that suggests that the universal religion already exists, and is constantly evolving and taking clearer shape. No two persons are exactly alike, yet, despite these differences, there is a common thread of humanity.

“If I am sure of anything, it is this humanity, which is common to all…. So it is with the universal religion, which runs through all the various religions of the world in the form of GOD; it must and does exist through eternity. ‘I am the thread that runs through all these pearls… ‘ (Gita) and each pearl is a religion or even a sect thereof, only the majority of mankind is entirely unconscious of it…”

While the human mind and inclination occur in an innumerable variety, four broad types of humans may be recognized for practical purposes: the person of action, the person of emotion, the mystic or person of spirit, and the philosopher or person of intellect. Religion must offer a path for each type to follow, suited to the nature of each type.

“But is there any way of practically working out this harmony in religions?

Radical or Revolutionary religions do no good to this world… Secondly, take a person where he stands, and from there give him a lift. If it were true that God is at the center of all religions, and that each of us is moving along one of these radii, then it is certain that all of us must reach that center. At the center, where all radii meet, all our differences will cease; but until we reach there, differences there must be … ”

Religion is realization, not talk, nor doctrine, nor theories, however beautiful they may be. It is being and becoming, not hearing or acknowledging; it is the whole soul becoming changed into what it believes. That is religion.

If there is ever to be a universal religion, it must be one which will have no lo- cation in place or time; which will be infinite like the God it will preach, and whose sun will shine upon the followers of Krishna and of Christ, on saints and sinners alike; which will not be Brahmanism or Buddhist, Christian or Mohammedan, but the sum total of all these, and still have infinite space for development; which in its catholicity will embrace in infinite arms, and find a place for, every human being from the lowest groveling savage, not far re- moved from the brute, to the highest man towering by the virtues of his head and heart almost above humanity, making society stand in awe of him and doubt his human nature. It will be a religion which will have no place for per- secution or intolerance in its society, which will recognize divinity in every man and woman, and whose whole scope, whose whole force, will be centered in aiding humanity to realize its own true, divine nature.

May He who is the Brahman of the Hindus, the Azhura-Mazda of the Zoroas- trians, the Buddha of the Buddhists, the Jehovah of the Jews, the Father in Heaven of the Christians, give strength to you to carry out your noble idea and make it Universal.




AwARENES SI 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 something.
DECISIONI will show them who is the boss here.Let me understand each of their specialties.
ACTIONThe boss shouts and argues with them.A two-way dialogue ensues.
RESULTIll-feeling between boss and employees.Respect and a climate of trust are maintained.

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

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