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Religion is the word which always be in limelight throughout the year in Media, Politics and specially in people’s mind. How many people think religion is the medium to show their ego and status. We can see how people are fighting in the name of their religion. But fighting in the name of religion was the true purpose of religion. Of course not. Religion has its own beauty, it has its own essence & goal, by following which people can achieve whatever they desire, may be: God, Higher consciousness, Peace, Spiritual & materialistic success. Let us check what different religions say to us!
The major aim of Judaism is the attempt to transform the world into a holy place, and a principal belief is that humanity has the capabilities to perform this act. The most important teaching and tenet of Judaism is that there is one God, incorporeal and eternal, who wants all people to do what is just and merciful. All people are created in the image of God and deserve to be treated with dignity and respect.
In Buddhism, desire and ignorance lie at the root of suffering. By desire, Buddhists refer to craving pleasure, material goods, and immortality, all of which are wants that can never be satisfied. As a result, desiring them can only bring suffering. & solution is to be desireless.
The Buddha taught about Four Noble Truths: The truth of suffering: everybody suffers; the truth of the cause of suffering: worldly desires; the truth of the end of suffering: removal of desires; and the truth of the path that frees us from suffering:
The steps of the Noble Eightfold Path are Right Understanding, Right Thought, Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood, Right Effort, Right Mindfulness and Right Concentration.
Zoroastrianism sees the physical world as a natural matrix of Seven Creations in which life and growth are interdependent if harmony and perfection are to be the final goal.
Zoroastrian theology includes foremost the importance of following the Threefold Path of Asha revolving around Good Thoughts, Good Words, and Good Deeds. There is also a heavy emphasis on spreading happiness, mostly through charity, and respecting the spiritual equality and duty of both men and women.
The essence of being a Sikh is that they live their life according to the teachings of the Sikh Gurus, devotes time to meditating on God and the scriptures and doing things to benefit other people. Sikhs believe that there is a single, all-powerful God, who created the universe and everything in it.
They believeThere is only one God
God is without form, or gender.
Everyone has direct access to God.
Everyone is equal before God.
A good life is lived as part of a community, by living honestly and caring for others. Empty religious rituals and superstitions have no value.
The essence of Jainism is concern for the welfare of every being in the universe and for the health of the universe itself. Jains believe that animals and plants, as well as human beings, contain living souls. Each of these souls is considered of equal value and should be treated with respect and compassion.
Teachings of Jainism
Right conduct (observance of five vows)
Asteya (no stealing)
Aparigraha (no acquiring property)
Confucianism believes in ancestor worship and human-centered virtues for living a peaceful life. The golden rule of Confucianism is “Do not do unto others what you would not want others to do unto you.” There is debate over if Confucianism is a religion.
Confucius said people should practice five virtues: kindness, goodness, honesty, modesty, wisdom and trustworthiness.
This system of belief in which humans are said to have kinship or a mystical relationship with a spirit-being, such as an animal or plant.
Jesus Christ. Christians believe in one God that created heaven, earth and the universe.
Teachings of Christianity
Love your neighbor as yourself.
Forgive others who have wronged you.
Love your enemies.
Ask God for forgiveness of your sins.
Jesus is the Messiah and was given the authority to forgive others.
Repentance of sins is essential.
Don’t be hypocritical. Don’t judge others.
The Kingdom of God is near. It’s not the rich and powerful—but the weak and poor—who will inherit this kingdom.
Muslims devote their worship to Allah, and try to obey and please Allah in all spheres of their life, out of thankfulness and love, coupled with reverential fear and awe. Another fundamental Islamic tenet is belief in Prophets, who convey the message of Allah to mankind.
The Five Pillars of Islam:
Profession of Faith (shahada). The belief that “There is no god but God, and Muhammad is the Messenger of God” is central to Islam.
Prayer (salat). Muslims pray facing Mecca five times a day: at dawn, noon, mid-afternoon, sunset, and after dark
It does not believe in any dogma and rejects the exclusive claim of any individual, however highly evolved, to the monopoly of Truth. It believes that the Supreme Being may be approached through several paths such as Knowledge (Gayana), Devotion (Bhakti), Action (Karma), and Yoga (Psychical Control).
Hindus believe in the doctrines of samsara (the continuous cycle of life, death, and reincarnation) and karma (the universal law of cause and effect). One of the key thoughts of Hinduism is “atman,” or the belief in soul. This philosophy holds that living creatures have a soul, and they’re all part of the supreme soul.
Therefore, friends by reading and realising the above teachings of different religions we can clearly say that there is no principle in any of the religions where they desire to fight with each or show supremacy of their religion. Rather all above have talked about love, faith in God, harmony, helping others, self control, purity prayer, Alms etc.
So, if any person will follow their religion with full faith by following all its principles and discipline he will become a good person. He will achieve whatever he wants to achieve. The problem comes when a person tries to follow his religion half heartedly without understanding the purpose and principles of its religion and they fail to achieve their purpose of purity and peace and these people then come on the road & fight with each other. They show supremacy of their own religion by suppressing other religions, they commend their own religion and criticize others religion.
Therefore, my humble request to all the readers and the people of the world is to follow all the principles obediently of any religion and he will become a good person.
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