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Unification of Religions
|by Mandar Karanjkar|
Among all the human tendencies, tendency to unify the things is one of the most dominant. People though respect diversity, are striving within to unify the things. The religions also were not able to escape from these unificationists. Though this effort of unify can simply the things, unification of religions is not at all desirable. For the ages, may philosophers, mystics and even emperors have worked on this concept of unification and they had very positive and constructive views behind those efforts. But, instead of so many efforts, this unification is not possible. It is good that unification is not possible, because this very concept of unification of religions is irreligious.
I think it is needed to be understood why such efforts are not desirable. It is said that religion is not something which is to be taken from others. It is something which you should generate within yourself. Each person should have his different religion. Many people point out similarities between Geeta and Holy Quran. But, it is something like deliberately putting apples with mangoes. Each person is unique. Krishna was different and Prophet Mohammad was different. Each one had his own unique way. It is a sad situation that people need to follow someone; a Krishna or a Buddha. Actually, each person has right to be a Buddha. Every person does not have this situation favorable so that he can blossom into an enlightened one. So, he starts following someone who has blossomed. From here, the term religion comes into existence. It is like someone has found the way and he is sharing it with others. Someone has learned an instrument then he shares his journey. But the point which is to be noted is that, while doing so, individuality of the learner is not damaged.
“If you find me standing on your way, just kill me and go ahead.”
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