Wednesday, March 08, 2006

There is only One Religion

In Ten Sufi Thoughts by Sufi Inayat khan, he expresses that there is only one religion. Infact all the mystics believe so. Thats why they readily understand the inner reality and truths in all faiths.

In Ten Sufi Thoughts we find,
1) There is one God, the Eternal, the Only Being; none else exists save God.

2) There is one Master, the Guiding Spirit of all souls, who constantly leads all followers towards the light.

3) There is one Holy Book, the sacred manuscript of nature, which truly enlightens all readers.

4) There is one Religion, the unswerving progress in the right direction towards the ideal, which fulfils the life's purpose of every soul.

Now, while i was reading the Final Testament - The Holy Quran, it is also affirmed there. Significantly it is mentioned in the chapter titled, Al-Mumenoon (meaing The Believers). God mentions,

And lo! this your religion is one religion and I am your Lord, so keep your duty unto Me.

But mankind have broken their religion among them into sects, each group rejoicing in its tenets. (The Quran, chapter 23, verse 52, 53)

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