One Message Runs Through All

Religion It is only at the human level that we make divisions A desktop or laptop can connect us instantly to vast knowledge sources. A .puter can link us to the news, stock reports, airline bookings, shopping, medical breakthroughs, and information in almost every other sphere of knowledge. The information connectedness that we experience with .puters is a small sample of the potent connections we can make with our empowered soul. The empowered soul experiences universal connection with all beings. aware of this unifying force can help us realize our essential unity. Walls of division separate people. If we are born in one part of the world we say, "I am a citizen of this country, or that country". If we are born into a certain religion, we say, "I am a follower of such and such religion". Religions are man-made. There was no Buddhism before Buddha. There was no Christianity before Jesus. It was the followers of the great saints, mystics, and prophets who organized their teachings into a religion. Most often, we be.e a member of a religion based on our parents’ beliefs. A Hindu infant who is orphaned and who is later adopted by a Christian may be.e Christian. Similarly, the way we live is dictated by the peculiarities of the region we live in. Many people worship God through prayer. But the way they pray is different. In some warm climates, it is customary to remove shoes before entering a holy place; in colder climates, going barefoot may be impractical. Over time, customs that originate for climatic reasons be.e sanctified and be.e part of religious law. People tend to use those differences as a basis for prejudice and hatred. Another dividing factor is language. When people in different religions use different words for the same concept, it an excuse for thinking the other religion is not as good as one’s own. Each religion has its own name for God, based on the language or culture in which the religion originated. God is Allah to Muslims, Wahe Guru to Sikhs, Paramatma to Hindus, God to Christians. Whichever the language, the words refer to the same God. Yet we make these language differences a source of contention and separation. We forget that God existed before language was created. By drawing boundaries we limit ourselves. The soul, however, is limitless. There is a unifying force beyond the physical plane, connecting all life. We are full of the love of God. It is only at the human level that we make divisions. The soul is a part of the Creator. For us to be able to truly understand ourselves, we need to recognize all the divisions as walls that surround our true self. These walls keep us from truth. Sant Darshan Singh spoke of Oneness: "What does it matter if I am called a man, In truth, I am the very soul of love. The entire earth is my home, And the universe my country". Through lack of self-know-ledge, we create separation. Through our soul, we can experience connectedness and create more peace and har-mony among the inhabitants of this planet. About the Author: By: KenSapp – Balloons are enjoyed not only by children and youth, but by people of all ages. We see them at birthdays and celebrations throughout the year. And like many things we enjoy in the world around us, they can be metaphors for spiritual lessons as well. By: KenSapp – A clothespin is used to attach clothes to a clothesline. It can also serve as a reminder that we need to cling to our lifeline – we need to cling to God (Deuteronomy 13:4). And clothes aren’t the only thing that needs washing. We need to be washed clean as well. And God … By: KenSapp – A key is almost a universal symbol around the world. Keys promise access, freedom, transport, protection, and safety. A key is used to represent access to something of value just as a physical key opens up a door or something that was previously inaccessible. The key is … By: KenSapp – This popular icebreaker game is a great discussion starter for Valentines Day and introducing the concept of God’s unmerited love for us. By: KenSapp – If you follow American Football, it’s going to be Superbowl Sunday in the United States this weekend. It’s one of the most watched sports events on television. Why not make it an opportunity to share something about how the game relates to their spiritual lives? Even if … By: KenSapp – The Superbowl is just around the corner. Use this game with youth as an introduction to the idea of the game of football as a metaphor for living the victorious Christian life. By: KenSapp – Popcorn is a seed that is hard and tasteless, until placed in the fire. And then the white goodness on the inside .es out for us to not only smell the aroma, but also to taste. Its a powerful object lesson and metaphor for Christ working in us and drawing others to … By: KenSapp – "Thanksgiving is an American Holiday when people .e together, treasure the relationships with those close to them, and thank God for his blessings over the past year. While the New Year celebrates new opportunities and a chance to start over, Thanksgiving reminds us ho … By: david grow – Everyone talks about the name of God. But can the name of God be pronounced by mouth? No. It is the Word which is indivisible, eternal and vibrates within the life force. By: david grow – We know from history that the culture of India is both ancient and eternal. The meaning of eternal is that which has no end. All our religious festivals give the same message: Understand the value of your life! Ganga Dassehra is one such festival. 相关的主题文章:

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