Remember, whoever you are, a Protestant, Orthodox, Catholic, Baptist, Sunni, Shiite, Sufi, Jew, Buddhist, Hindu, you are first and foremost a human being.
God doesn’t care which way you chose to go to the Light. If you go to him – this is the true path. If your every day is filled with the desire to make yourself and the world around better – this is the true path. If you tend to do good things every day, this is the true path. If you control your negative emotions, this is the true path.
Whatever preachers of all stripes would tell us from the porches, we are not the number of prayers read, rituals performed. We are our actions, our thoughts and our deeds. It is for them we will be judged one day. They make of us good or bad people.
A person who goes to church/mosque attending all services does not become pious because of this. Much more important is what he does outside the walls of the temple, what are his thoughts and intentions, his actions and deeds. If a person observes religious canons, reads the Holy Books, no matter which ones, but does evil — his path is not true, not righteous, as it is not the attributes that are important, but the content of life.
Every step that makes us better is the right step.
Every way that leads upwards, to the light, to God, to Harmony is the right way. ⠀
If Islam helps you to be better, pure – it is great.
If Christianity – it is fine too.
If Judaism – it is fine too.
If Buddhism – it is beautiful too.
If you are outside of all religions and you simply live and try to be better and make a world around you a better place to live in – and so your path is true as well. The universe exists regardless of whether we believe in it or not. Believes in religious cults or disbelieves do not change anything in the Universe. Our deeds do.
Religions are different roads to the same gates. Choosing this or that road, you can make no headway, you can go in the opposite direction. The chosen road does not mean that you follow it. You can just stand on it, after all. Or imitate movement.
But if you follow it, on the way up, then whatever this road is – it is the right one. - 14 days ago