Monday, September 12, 2011

Religion


Q. The notion of religion is most often linked to the search for God. Should religion be understood in this context only? As a matter of fact, are there not nowadays other forms of religion? 

A. We give the name of religion to any concept of the world or the universe which is presented as the exclusive Truth in which one must have an absolute faith, generally because this Truth is declared to be the result of a revelation. 

Most religions affirm the existence of a God and the rules to be followed to obey Him, but there are some Godless religions, such as socio-political organisations which, in the name of an Ideal or the State, claim the same right to be obeyed. 

To seek Truth freely and to approach it freely along his own lines is a man’s right. But each one should know that his discovery is good for him alone and it is not to be imposed on others. 

- The Mother 


1 comment:

pianomonika said...

The longing for God has always been in people.Some religions claim for itself, to be the only true, and that is wrong.
We got our religions from our parents, we grew up in this belief,but we should ever respect the other religion.
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Former in time people had nature worship.
The point is: you have your belief, do right, respect other,lead a life, that you can ever look into the mirror with a clear conscience.