from In Search of the True
Light Part 1
Almost every religion offers some insights, observations
and instructions that are universally acceptable and helpful to the human
condition. The human race is blanketed with a common longing for
spirituality. Thread after thread of similar expressions are found woven
throughout the entire global fabric. This is especially evident when the
subject matter concerns moral guidelines or ethical behavior.
These commonalities become all the more apparent when
various sacred texts are compared concerning basic issues, such as: the
Golden Rule, separation from the world, prayer, character development,
faith, love and compassion. You will find some choice quotes on these
fundamental subjects listed below.
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Interpreting the Names of
Various Religious Groups
Even the names of various religions have interpreted meanings
that strike a harmonious chord within the heart of every spiritual person:
A Buddhist is one who seeks "enlightenment."
A Christian is one who seeks "Christ-likeness."
An ECKANKAR devotee is one who seeks to be "a co-worker with
A Jainist is one who seeks to "conquer" attachment to this
A Jew is one who seeks to be a source of "praise to God."
A Kabbalist is one who seeks to "receive"an experience of
(through the practice and contemplation of the Torah).
A Muslim is one who seeks "submission" to God and to the
A Sikh is one who seeks to be a "disciple," a "follower"
of God or a "learner."
A Sufi is one who seeks "purity" and "mystical insight."
A Taoist is one who seeks to live in "the Way."
A Theosophist is one who seeks "divine wisdom."
A Yoga devotee is one who seeks to be "yoked with God."
Without controversy, the interpreted meanings of the names of
these religious groups are descriptive of characteristics that
should mark any sincere seeker of truth.
In making these observations, we are once again confronted
with the inevitable thought. Could it be that we have discovered a common vein
of gold running through all these worldviews? Even those who are quite
zealous about the exclusive claims of their own religion must admit these
similarities and commonalities exist. Is it possible that at least some
"True Light" radiates from every one of them? Discover awesome insights on this relevant issue by going to
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