We are becoming “multi-religious”, at least what has been observed in Europe. Disappointed in Christianity, people try to create their “own” religion, a mix of all existing religions. For instance, about 30 percent of the Austrians may be classified as “religious composers”: They put together their world-view of various elements such as Christian positions, humanistic, naturalistic, and Far Eastern thought. This is how “Kathpress” reports out in the new long-term study of religion in the lives of Austrians 1970-2000 “. Interesting, isn’t it?
The idea of mixing religions is not unusual to me, the more so I see it absolutely natural, since I could never understand how one can accept only one religion, because they all have such beautiful and deep messages!.. However I am fascinated by the fact how rapidly the society is also growing in its world understanding and ultimately – in spiritual development.
As for me, being a realised person, I not only know that all religions are one and the same, but I actually feel it and “use” all of them in my daily life. Let me give you several simple examples (of cause it is all more complex and inter-connected, but it would take pages and pages to explain):
– If I happened to have a headache, I say the Christ Lord’ s prayer (“Our Father..”) and the headache is gone.
– If I address Ganesha (Hindu Deity with an elephant head and child’s body), I can easily manage children, and even all the adults around me start acting more innocently, it seems like a child gets awakened within them (since Ganesha is very powerful archetype of childhood and innocence).
– by saying “Allah Hu Akbar” my throat gets clear and the voice powerful, and I can easily feel the Oneness, the unity of all things
– by taking the name of Buddha my ego calms down and I get into a very meditative state
-by doing all that I yet claim I am not a believer, since I dont’ belive in God.
Now you can ask me why does it work ? Why addressing entities of various religions, we can have a direct impact on our body, mind and soul?
One says, the great incarnations, the “founding fathers” of religions have been not only powerful spiritual personalities, but also manifested archetypes in collective consciousness of humanity. When we address them, they awaken certain energies within us and it works miraculously.
Let me finish the thtought with a beautiful guote of a great soul:
“Among creeds and castes, and all wars and differences between nations, have arisen from narrowness and slowness of perception. Still, were a Buddhist to come to me saying, ‘Our Lord Buddha was the only teacher,’ I would answer, ‘Verily;’ and if a Hindu cried to me that Krishna is the ideal master I would say, ‘You speak rightly.’ And if a Christian should declare that Christ is the highest of all, I would reply, ‘Undoubtedly,’ for it is the nature of human beings to consider as best that which they can idealize best. But if anyone came to me saying, ‘I cannot believe in all this talk, for I can only recognize the same truth in each one of these,’ I would say, ‘You, my friend, are the one who really knows, for you have understood and unveiled the real secret of God’s Nature.’ A Sufi saint Hazrat Inayat Khan
LOVE, axinia (image by me)