Saturday, 20 August 2016
It has been said that at a deeper level all religions teach the same things.
But what are these things?
What are the principles of universal religion?
First of all religion teaches that we have a soul, an atman, a true self which is a spark of the Divine.
This leads to the teaching that all are equal before God which is the basis of human rights.
The Golden Rule: "Do to others as you would have them do to you" is taught by all religions in one form or another.
This inspires compassion and consideration for others.
All religions teach that God is the author and source of all life.
This leads to the belief that all life is interconnected and should be respected.
All teach that God is Light.
This is symbolic of dreams, visions, revelations, knowledge, and understanding = enlightenment.
In the end all religions teach that love is the way and that God is Love.
This inspires us to open our hearts and give love to God and to others.
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