Why do people practice different religion? Why do people switch/change their religion? Why do they discriminate other’s religion? People say “My religion is better than others.” Is it really true? These are some of the questions which always come in my mind and I feel that everyone should try to find answer for these.
The ultimate aim of every religion is the peace and liberation. I do not think, in any religious scripture, there is anything written about one’s religion being better than other’s or anything about discrimination for religion. Does any learned good religion practitioner preach these things to their disciple? I do not think so. If there are some… they have a political motive or some harmful motive. It is we, the ordinary human, who has a very little knowledge about our own religion and start being arrogant and discriminate other’s faith.
Religion should have been the factor which units the whole world, however, the reality is just becoming the opposite. The world has been shattered into fragments in the name of religion. It is now time for everyone to realize the truth. The truth is that every religion is equivalent. The founder of the religion and the highly learned religion master conveys the same but it is we the ordinary human who understands just the half truth. We are not able to understand the full truth about religion because we are covered with sin. Though we say we are practicing one religion, we are still with arrogance, ego and selfishness within us, which obstructs us from realizing the truth of universe. How can one achieve liberation, if one cannot contribute to the worldly peace and do not have a heart of love and equality for others.
People who always chant prayers will not lead to liberation unless they have a pure heart. People who donate thousands will not lead to liberation until they become compassionate within. And people who practice their religion to the best will not gifted liberation unless they have the equal value for other’s faith. Therefore, let us all value every religion as one and respect others faith too. The Golden Rule of all the religion also says the same meaning in different words.
"All Religion is Equivalent"