In January 2008 I was very privileged to be invited by some Hindu friends to attend the annual Lord Mayor’s Interfaith meeting at Bath Guildhall. It was a wonderful event attended by representatives of seven religions. There were Christians, Hindus, Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, Bahá’ís and Sikhs. One at a time they all got up to say their piece on the theme of “caring”. It was quite amusing for me as someone who tends to avoid specific religions. In my opinion religions do more to separate people than to unite them, thanks to human ego. Although I believe that of all the religions The Hindus come closest to the truth.
I used the word amusing because there were seven different speakers from seven different faiths. They all used different words during their address… but they were all saying the same thing. It gave me proof beyond doubt that we can try as we might to be different and separate from our fellow man, but no matter what we do we can never break the inter-connectedness that exists between all beings, regardless of race, colour, creed or religion. As Baba always said….
There is only one religion, the religion of Love
There is only one caste, the caste of humanity
There is only one language, the language of the heart
There is only one God, He is Omnipresent
Like a thread holding together the beads of a necklace, the Divine Principle is present in all human beings, all are God, all are One.
God bless and thanks for reading.