That is, because pure spirituality, and Sanata Dharma is the closest to pure spirituality of all religions in the world, is the true religion and it
is empowering, it fills you with knowledge and it completes you, and it does not contradict science, it compliments it. To understand quantum physics,
the cosmology of the universe and the nature of consciousness, I say, immerse yourself in the Vedas and you learn all. That is what Schrodinger, Bhom
and Einstein and others did.
I don't call it Hinduism, because the word Hinduism for me carries a lot of negative and backwards connotations - first of all the word Hindu is not
even from the Vedas, rather it was a term used by Persians to identify the people from the Indus. Secondly, Hindusim today is full of rituals,
superstitions, dogma and if I may, stupidity. So, I do not recognise this Hinduism. So, I completely understand worldwatcher, when she says she's not
a practicing Hindu.
What I recognize is the Vedas, the original knowledge, and I have not understood them so well till recently. I know what they say is the truth,
because the truth is recognizable, because the truth makes sense.
To me Christianity does not make sense, nor does Islam or Judaism, because they are a mess. They are full of contradictions, they are quite primitive
in their scope, although Islam does actually have some scientific basis, such as the knowledge it contains about the stages of birth of an Embryo,
but diluted with it's millitant approach. In Christianity, which is a further mess of so many different schools and testaments, there is the nonsense
that god will punish you for not praying to him, but he is all loving, caring and forgiving. Or if a person is baptized or accepts Jesus, he is
guaranteed to go to Heaven.
The biggest misfortune is that they did not understand Jesus's message, that he is a son of god, they took it to literally mean that Jesus himself is
the son of god, and everyone else are just his creations. Nor, did they understand his message of each of us being special and sovereign and capable
These religions were created to control humans, to limit them, to disempower them and to practice ignorance. Hinduism as it exists today, is the same,
even Sikhism which based on the Guru's teaching was based on something much more divine.
So, we see, whenever an ascended master incarnates here to teach us, we will always dilute, twist and corrupt their messages to meet our ends.
Now, intelligence_formation(welcome, by the way) was a Christian, worldwatcher was born a Hindu and paperclip was a Muslim. Now, listen to my story. I
was an atheist and completely anti-religion, but the beauty of spirituality is, that even an atheist can connect with it, and when he does, he begins
to understand that god is not separate from him, but a part of him. Do you know Friedrich Nietzsche, the most celeberated extreme atheist and
philosopher of western history, who said "god is dead" and "religion is stupid" really loved the Vedas and is on record saying this
""Buddhism and Brahmanism are a hundred times deeper and more objective than Christianity."
He found in the Manusmriti one of the source of his own philosophy of superman. The Laws of Manu have been hailed by Friedrich Nietzsche, as ' a work
which is spirited and superior by comparision."
So, this is how an extreme atheist like Nietzsche, like all of us, can recognise knowledge. In fact, we should go one better, and teach Vedic
knowledge in our schools and colleges, because that is what they lack right now, knowledge about life and the universe.
I have a question for you Intelligence_formantion, where did you hear that the vedas were transported to India 52,000 years ago?
[edit on 2-3-2005 by Indigo_Child]