How to practice unity in religion?
Religions are many, but the path is one. Jewels are many, but the gold in them is the same. Cows are of many colours, but their milk is white. Living beings are numerous, but the Indwelling Spirit is one and the same. Flowers may be many, but the worship is one only.” (Telugu poem). Religions have come into existence for the purpose of regulating human life. What is common to all of them is the Prema-thathva (principle of Divine love).
Divine Discourse 13 Feb 1997
What is the goal of all religions?
The goal of all religions is one. The underlying meaning of all names is the same. You must appreciate this oneness. Whatever be the name used, all are children of one God. All belong to the caste of humanity. The distinctions between religions are the result of historical and geographical factors. People may use diverse names for God, but God is one alone.
Divine Discourse 11 April 1997
What is the real goal of religion?
The main lesson of spirituality is to share and live together in unity. Swami does not like the word ‘Religion’ which is often misused. Religion should help one to realise one’s Reality. But people have narrow compartmentalized feelings as Muslim, Christian, Sikh, etc. Love makes no difference. It is the basis of all human values and you should practice it with full vigour to justify your real humanity.
Divine Discourse 18 July 1997