RELIGIONS AND THEIR INFLUENCE
There are more than 4200 known religions – following different methodologies and different ways of worshiping our Creator. They may all HIM by any name; God, Creator, Allaha, Bhagwan, etc. Truly speaking, things that bind all the religions are; the right faith, right belief, right attitude, right sincerity, honesty of purpose etc to communicate with HIM.
The word Religion can be interchangeably used with belief system, faith, trust, et al. The beliefs, world views, cultures mores, value systems that connects us with our Creator is the Religion. Many organized religions have the histories of their own and have descriptive beliefs behind them.
The practice that different people perform are; rituals, sermons, veneration of a deity, gods or goddesses, festivals, feasts, meditation, prayer, music, public service or other aspects of human culture. Religion contain some methods in codified forms to follow these for ultimate results.
For example: There is diversity in the belief system in all the major religions of the world:-
· Hindus believe that there are Gods and Demi-Gods and Goddess or simply put one in many and many in one.
· Muslims believe in one God.
· Christians believe in a God who is loving and approachable.
· New Age followers believe they are God.
- Buddhists say there is no deity but there are certain principles on which a person should live
Many religions have their sacred books which illustrate in totality the commandments / principles enshrined in these books like the Bhagwad Gita is for Hindus, Quran is for Muslims, The Bible is for Christians, The Granth Sahib is for the Sikhs, et al. But the common thread of all these Sacred Texts & Content are the commonality of all.
Follow any religion – that is the free will of the people, eminently sociological. But main thing that is common in all the religions and their thought precepts is the sacred intent and content that attracts people towards these. Religion is the magnetism which attracts diverse people of diverse hues towards it and then change their outlook for their spiritual awakening is the outstanding contribution to connect with HIM. While changing the outlook of the general people in our to commune with HIM, this outlook gained help them in imbibing good traits which are codified in the texts of these religions and make these applicable in their day to day lives. These beliefs and faith transform human nature by influencing their morality, ethical thinking by following religious laws and lifestyle.
With this intention in view, I have penned down a poem on RELIGION; do comment for I love these comments for inspiration.
Religion is entwined in sacred intent,
Based basically on the firm ground,
That Unity in diversity be maintained by all around,
Numberless pathways lead us,
And unite us with Omnipotent,
No single pathway is shortcut for Divine touch,
Each pathway has intrinsic glory and appeal,
The Holy Writs – of the Bible, The Gita, The Quran, Sri Garanth Sahib,
Magnetize the humankind equally with sermons dearest to the Omniscient,
Religion teaches us the first lesson,
In truth, sacrifice, love and non-violence.
We share our bliss with our fellow beings,
For upliftment of faith and tradition pervasive,
And to harmonize diverse mentalities,
Mode of mind is religion,
And there are manifold hues of minds as manifold religions,
When minds are confused and stop working logically.
Religion winds the clock of mind,
And makes it to work in unison,
For a unified cause – LOVE.
Indelible ink of religion imprints hold ideals in us all,
Our barren minds gets fertile,
By the torrents of currents of religion,
And we learn to live righteously.
Fragrance of holy ideas gets diffused,
And the devil in us gets vanquished,
Dehumanized souls are humanized,
For ultimate good of mankind.