Fostering Unity of Faiths
"All religions teach one basic discipline; the removal from the mind of the blemish of egoism, of running after little joy. Every religion teaches man to fill his being with the Glory of God, and evict the pettiness of conceit. It trains him in methods of detachment and discrimination, so that he may aim high and attain liberation. Believe that all hearts are motivated by the One and Only God; that all faiths glorify the One and Only God; that all names in all languages and all forms man can conceive, denote the One and Only God; His adoration is best done by means of love. Cultivate that Eka-bhaava (attitude of Oneness), between men of all creeds, all countries and all continents. That is the message of love, I bring. That is the message I wish you to take to heart." Sri Sathya Sai Baba, Nairobi (Kenya, East Africa), July 4, 1968
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Feed the Hungry and visit the sick and free a captive if he be unjustly confined. Assist any person oppressed whether Muslim or Non-Muslim. Charity is a duty unto every Muslim. He who hath not the means thereto, let him do a good act or abstain from an evil one. That is his charity. Every good deed is charity and to extend consideration towards Neighbours and send them presents are charitable acts. A man cannot be Muslim till his heart and tongue are so.
Prophet Muhammed says:-
You will not enter paradise until you have faith; and you will not complete your faith till you love one another”. “The best Muslim house is that in which an orphan has benefited and the worst Muslim house is that in which an orphan
has been ill treated. ”
The Holy Qu’ran says:-
“and those who believe and do good works: such are rightful owners of the Garden. They will abide therein.”
Goodwill to all beings is True Religion, Cherish in your hearts boundless goodwill to all that lives. He who recognises the existence of suffering, its cause, its remedy and its cessation, has fathomed the Four Noble Truths. He will walk in the right path.
Whatsoever is originated will be dissolved again. All worry about the self is vain, the ego is like a mirage and all the tribulations that touch it will pass away. They will vanish like a nightmare and when the sleeper awakens, – He who has awakened, is free from fear, He has become Buddha. Happy is He who overcomes all selfishness.
Lord Buddha also taught:
“Tolerance, patience and understanding are the highest virtues every man should develop. We are the results of what we were and we will be the results of what we are.”
The Dhammapada says:-
The doer of good delights here and hereafter; he delights in both the worlds. The thought “Good I have done” delights him. And he delights even more when he has gone to the realm of bliss“.
Buddha Poornima Prashanti Nilayam 2019
Jesus told his disciples, “There are many rooms in my Father’s house. If there were not, I would not have told you.”
A young man asked Jesus, ‘What must I do to inherit eternal life’? Jesus replied, “Honour your mother and father, and love your neighbour as yourself. If would be complete, go, sell your goods and donate it to the needy, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then, Come, follow me.”
Jesus spoke of the Kingdom of God: “Then the king shall say unto them, on this right hand, Come, ye, blessed of my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for your form the foundation of the world, For I was hungry, and you fed me, thirsty and you gave me drink, naked and you clothed me. I was sick, and you visited me. Then the righteous will say to him, ‘Lord, when did we see thee hungry and fed thee, or thirsty and gave thee drink? When did we see thee naked and clothe thee, when did we see thee sick or in prison? And the Lord sayeth to them, For as often as you have done to the least of my brethren, you have done this unto Me. “
“Let no man be proud because of his caste. God created all men – all men are moulded of the same clay.” The ‘Great Potter’ has merely varied all the shapes of them. There is no greater penance than patience, no greater happiness than contentment, no greater evil than greed, no greater virtue than mercy, and no greater potent weapon than forgiveness.
Guru Nanak says:-
Those people who love and sow in their hearts the seed of his Name, are liberated from death and birth again and again, and get salvation forever without pain. Such people whose mouths and tongues make many others clean and pure. True is the Lord, true is his Holy word: His Love has been described as Infinite.”
“Without practising virtue, devotion is not possible. Or the things to be renounced, the most to be recommended are lust, hatred and avarice. Hear thus! Meditating on Hari’s Name (God’s name) – do Charity to all.”
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