It's been a long time since we have had an esoteric question of the week, but it is time! This week we ask you to share a story that you feel was a spiritual experience. I leave it to you to decide what you feel is spiritual, and indeed what spiritual even means. These experiences can be a small simple thing, or a great happening or event, it matters not. What matters is how it affected you, and what changes came from it. We can of course call every experience we have a spiritual experience, but maybe there is that extra special one that you would like to share.
To get you in the spiritual mood, I would like to share some beautiful words from a great spiritual being.
Religions are not different from each other
When rain pours down from the sky, pure water falls on the earth, mountains, rivers and the sea. But the pure water acquires the color and taste of the region or spot where it falls. Likewise, prophets and messiahs, coming down in different forms of the world at different times, imparted their message in terms appropriate to the time, the place and the conditions of the people concerned. Religions’ cannot be considered different from each other for this reason.
All religions have taught only what is good for humanity.
Religion should be practiced with this awareness.
If the minds are pure, how can religion be bad?
It is a mark of ignorance to consider one religion as superior and another as inferior and develop religious differences on this basis. The teachings of all religions are sacred. The basic doctrines are founded on truth. Atma-tathva (the truth of the Spirit) is the essence of religions, the message of all the scriptures and the basis of all metaphysics. The primary duty of human beings is to recognize that the paths indicated by different religions may vary but the goal is one.
Love, sacrifice, compassion, morality, integrity and similar qualities are common to all religions. In different ways all religions sought to promote unity in diversity. Bharatiya [Indian] philosophy, culture and sacred way of life permeate and shine like an undercurrent in all religions. Bharatiya culture has affirmed the profound Vedic truth “Eko vasi sarva bhoothaantaratma” (It is the One Spirit that dwells in all beings). This unity of the Spirit is proclaimed in various contexts in the teachings of Buddhism, Christianity and Islam.
Although in terms of physical form, human beings appear different, in terms of the Spirit they are all one – this is the truth propagated by Christianity. It has declared that all are the children of one Lord and believing in the Fatherhood of God, all should live in harmony.
Sri Sathya Sai Baba
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