One God…Many Gods ???
It happened a few days ago. I got into a debate with a learned man (of religion) which was mostly about one’s faith. The so-called man of wisdom first started by acknowledging the greatness of his religion and speaking highly about his God. I had no problem with that until he stated how the God he worships daily is the greatest, the philosophy and the teachings taught by Him is the best and no other religion can match that precious ocean of wisdom. To be short and straight, he said that other religions are ordinary. He also argued with me and stated some spiritual terms, which he called can be understood by highly developed spiritual aspirants. It was not meant for me.
Now I am no genius about this topic but I wonder how people can lose their common sense when they get intoxicated by their false ego while talking about their religion. I am a Hindu, but that doesn’t give me the right to say that my religion is unique and the greatest. Let’s start with a basic question: How do we first of all know that there is an entity called God? I bet no one knows about God at the time of their birth. A baby when born watches his parents and people around him, learns from his parents, observes his society as he grows, then he comes across a term called God. A Hindu comes to know God by the name of Krishna, Rama or Shiva when he goes to a temple with his parents or observes them pray at his house, in a small prayer room. A Muslim knows the same God as Allah when he observes his parents and interacts with his neighborhood. A Christian finds God in Jesus by going to church or by the words of his elders. Same goes for the people of every faith. Every religion believes and prays to one superpower, gives Him a name, adopts certain rules to pray Him and follows them with faith. Ultimately, this leads to universal brotherhood and love. All religion speak the language of unity and love. All these great men are born on earth to spread love and eradicate evil. That is the bottom-line.
So hearing from that so-called man of religion that his God is greatest actually shocked me. It is because of the ignorance of such people, disturbances are prominent among people of different faiths. Forget about God or spirituality, it is quite surprising how people fail to empathize and respect other feelings and bluntly praise their culture and religion without showing any sympathy to others by hiding behind a cloak of ignorance, which they think is true religion.
My opinion on this topic is very simple. Respect everyone and like your fellow beings. Is it really necessary to be adamant about the perfectness of someone’s religion to the point of insulting others belief? In fact, if you look into the lives of all great men, rather than believing in differences, they have all tried to unite us. I don’t remember any of these messengers of God speak ill of any other religion. Why can’t we, as humans, do the same and be respectful of others? All religion speak the language of love and compassion. There is only one God and all the different names are His. Ignoring this truth, people are constantly trying to prove that their God is the best, their religion is unique.
Anyways, it is hard to fill a cup which is already full. You can’t make someone understand if he doesn’t want to. But everything in this world works in perfect harmony. It’s high time for us humans, as we are also a part of universe, to work with mutual appreciation, brotherhood and spread the language of God, i.e., LOVE.
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