So much hatred and so many wars seem to be caused by religious differences. But what about the similarities between the world’s religions? What if there is no one right religion? What if every religion is right and they are all one of many paths you can take to find God?
The aim of this website is to highlight the similarities between all religions and the universal values of all of them so that people can stop fighting over the differences and finally come together to find God which ever way they choose.
The site is arranged so you can see common held values of all of the seven major religions; Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Judaism and Confucianism. Although there are many other beautiful religions, many of them come under these religions or are made up of two or more of these main religions.
‘God has made different religions to suit different aspirations, times and countries. All doctrines are only so many paths; but a path is by no means God Himself. Indeed, one can reach God if one follows any of the paths with whole-hearted devotion. One may eat cake with icing either straight or sidewise. It will taste sweet either way…
As one can ascend to the top of a house by means of a ladder or a bamboo or a staircase or a rope, so diverse are the ways and means to approach God, and every religion in the world shows one of these ways…
People in ignorance say “My religion is the only one, my religion is the best.” But when a heart is illuminated by true knowledge, it knows that above all these wars of sects and sectarians presides the one indivisible, eternal, all-knowing bliss.
As a mother, in nursing her sick children, gives rice and curry to one, and sago arrowroot to another, and bread and butter to a third, so the Lord has laid out different paths for different people suitable for their natures.’ Ramakrishna (Indian Holy Man – 1836-1886)