While there is no valid reason for anyone needing to follow any religion at all, there is certainly a need to understand that we, as humans, are a complex entity consisting of the physical body, the brain, the intellect, and that spark of life we call a 'soul'.
Personally, i follow the religion of Jesus: Gnosticsm in a modern day version.
It does not matter what religion a person belongs to as long as they are kind, considerate, and accepting of others regardless of their belief systems.
After, all we are all children of the human race, and whatever befell the souls who lived and died on this planet before us, will be the same fate as those yet to be born, irregardless of what religion they have the misfortune of being born into.
Choosing a religion should be left up to the individual when they are old enough to reason without the influence of brainwashing, or indoctrination by their elders.
And until mankind finally "gets it" that no one religion is superior to another, there will be continuing social unrest on this planet.
On one level you are right and what you say is necessary for some. On a more profound level, you are accountable like no other. Simply do your part. Serve, serve, serve ... Let the Heart feel and the mind rest.
I am a disciple of Sri Chinmoy. There is a chapter on Discipleship in my Book, My Guru Sri Chinmoy: Life And Teachings, available on amazon.co.uk and its sister site. In a simple way, a disciple is someone, usually of a devotional bent, who listens to the teachings of someone he believes to be an advocate of God, and tries in a small but humble way, to imitate the Masters' teachings.
I was born and raised an Anglican and having studied the Bible, I am pretty familiar with Christs' teachings. I practice Spirituality/Yoga philosophy, and from my understanding of Sri Chinmoy's teaching, perhaps more importantly my own conviction, I see no dichotomy between the teachings of the Christ and Yoga philosophy. Indeed, it complements my inner knowledge.
Yoga philosophy is a way of life. God is the life-tree and religion are Its branches. The Tree needs the branches for its adornment and offering to humanity, and the branches need the Tree for their nourishment. They are One.
Yoga philosophy states that all are divine, that the goal of all is to become conscious of this inner divinity, and to manifest it in the world in which one lives. We do so through prayer, meditation and a life of soulful and selfless service to humanity.
In Yoga philosophy, our religion is love of God. I live in one house, and someone else lives in a different house, but together we can come together to love our Source and serve aspiring human beings. We are really here to express or manifest Its Light or inner divinity; to re-discover our true Nature, for we are One.
Great philosophical answer. My only concern is that believing we R only here 2 worship a God is less than palatable, & most likely untrue. No true perfect being requires adoration, else there would be no perfection. Spirits R here 2 learn & g
Yoga philosophy does not ask you to look for a God. Indeed, It is by service to your fellow brothers and sisters: Mankind, that the heart will widen and become receptive to a Higher Light. Your own Spirit will teach you this, not me.
understood, but i was referencing the common organized religions with my comments and certainly not including Yoga into that factor.
I really liked this response and found that you are describing a personal "religion" which I applaud. Modern day just assumes the notion is organized especially in the west. So many rally against religion.
Beautiful. I have found so much wisdom that has helped me understand Truth and to come closer to it. Scientology, Buddhism, Taoism, Judaism, Kabbalah and now Christianity.
Blessings to you on your continued pursuit of Truth.
Creation Itself glorify's (adores or manifest) it's Source. Again, it is impossible for humans not to adore, whether its Sting or the Beatles or Mandela, Ali or our own kids. We will one day put someone on a pedestal. Such is the Law.
I checked this out and came back and said to myself they will answer about no need for religion. I make myself giggle how right was.
Simple answer - None.
Glad U find this concept amusing. Just because anyone believes in 1 concept doesn't make that concept the whole truth.Nor does it negate their beliefs.Please respect the beliefs of others. I may ? organized religions but never laugh at them
I agree. He most certainly was not talking about me. I'm very hollistic. I see no separation in the lives of the Saints and Prophets, of wise men and women of God. All are included.
d, I made no comment on someones belief. I made comment on the need to not directly answer a simple question. Your comment looks like you are trying to paint what I said as an attack on other beliefs. That would be wrong.
Ed: thanks 4 clarifying that.It sounded like U were making a statement about the beliefs of others being amusing. Religious beliefs R a serious social problem when they cause divisiveness & polarity. We all need 2 know there isn't 1 'true" religi
d you just did it. You just said: "We all need 2 know there isn't 1 'true" religion". That is attacking those who do belief there is only one true religion. Aren't they entitled to their belief?
yes.they R entitled 2 their beliefs, but have 2 realize what they belief is only true 4 them, & they can't expect that others need 2 follow those beliefs.Every cult cannot B the only true 1.Ergo, none R the true 1. It is logic deduction.
And those are your beliefs and they are not the only ones. And your logic is not the only logic. And your understanding of religion is only yours. There are no absolutes.
U simply repeated (rephrased) what i said.2+ types of logic: 1 based on common sense, scientific facts, realism, & trust in God & 1 based on unsubstantiated superstition secondary to childhood brainwashing, & fear of God.Both valid 2 thei
I follow Truth.
I have studied Christianity (Southern Baptist), Edgar Cayce, Paramahansa Yogananda, Scientology, Buddhism, Judaism, Kabbalah, Taoism, and Christianity (non-denominational). I have found bits of truth in all of them. I have even found some truth in science, though of a limited degree.
Rod Martin, Jr.
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