By Harry Oldmeadow
How should still we view religions which are diverse from our personal? In an international the place misunderstandings and disagreements among cultures and faiths are normal, this attention-grabbing ebook, the 1st in a brand new sequence known as reports in Comparative faith, is helping us placed different faiths in context and addresses the matter of encountering conflicting non secular types. that includes 23 attention-grabbing articles from spiritual students and the non-public bills of the striking people who have lived theses encounters first hand.
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Arjuna says to Bhagavān Krishna (Lord Krishna): “No man wants to commit sin. Even so, Krishna, he does evil again and again. ” The Lord replies: “It is desire. ” Only by banishing desire from our hearts may we remain free from sin. How is it done? We cannot but be performing our works. Even when we are physically inactive, our mind remains active. All our mental and bodily activity revolves round our desires. And these desires thrust us deeper and deeper into sin. Is it, then, possible to remain without doing any work?
No religion teaches us to live according to our whims and fancies; no religion asks us to acquire wealth and property for our personal needs alone. If a man believes that he alone is important, that he is all, he will live only for himself. That is why all religions speak of an entity called God and teach man to efface his ego or I-feeling. “Child,” they tell him, “you are nothing before that Power, the author of this universe. It is He—that Power—who has endowed you with intelligence. Your intelligence, your intellect, must guide you on the path of dharma, righteousness.
They are also essential to create a social order that has the same high purpose, the liberation of all. Religion, with its goal of liberation, lays down the tenets of dharma. That is why the great understand the word dharma itself to mean religion. To Be a True Man The first step in this process of enlightenment is to make a man truly a man, by ensuring that he does not live on an animal level. The second step is to raise him to the heights of divinity. All religions have this goal. They may represent different systems of thought and philosophy.
Crossing Religious Frontiers: Studies in Comparative Religion (Studies in Comparative Religion - World Wisdom) by Harry Oldmeadow