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Originally posted by slymattb
dud are you serious. Christianity is the way. And if you did read the quran and the bible like I did. Then you would see real words of wisdom are in the bible. The quran was made by killer who married a 9 year old christian girl. The quran insights war on christianity, it even claims that Jesus is a great prophet of God and yet ignore his words, the quran tells people to kill. Christianity is the way. God had a Son
I tried to find Him on the Christian cross, but He was not there; I went to the temple of the Hindus and to the old pagodas, but I could not find a trace of Him anywhere.
I searched on the mountains and in the valleys but neither in the heights nor in the depths was I able to find Him. I went to the Caaba in Mecca, but He was not there either.
I questioned the scholars and philosophers but he was beyond their understanding.
I then looked into my heart and it was there where He dwelled that I saw Him; He was nowhere else to be found.
The Self moves into and out of the mind, spirit and body at will and experiences the beauties of nature, beauties which until now were experienced only by yogis, saints and gurus. Traditionally, people believed that only through the sacred books of the Koran, the Bible, the Gita and by living exceptionally good lives, could they qualify for such experiences. Not any more. As the Self learns to move through the mind, spirit and body these beautiful experiences become a daily thing.
Religions have created strife, have conditioned people. This is coming to an end. From now on, schools, colleges and universities will help people discover where thoughts and ideas come from, that we are all connected to the Almighty and that we do not need scriptures to experience our true Selves.
Religious leaders, gurus and saints the world over are aware of Maitreya's question: "What have you done to distort the truth"?
They have no answer to this charge, for they have continually misled the people about the truths contained in the Bible, the Koran and the Bhagavad Gita. They have used their ideology to please their political masters and those who control market forces. Maitreya's message to them is: "Be what you are, and do not mislead others."
His message to ordinary people is simple: "Look within yourselves and you will find the true master in your heart. Ignore the emotional prejudices generated by the so-called spiritual leaders; they will lead you nowhere, except to self destruction."
The relationship between the Self and God is personal. This relationship is the process of becoming. A person's faith and trust in a religion or philosophy are like the rungs on a ladder of evolution. As a person grows, so his beliefs change.
The relationship between the Self and God never changes. That is where the Supreme Being resides. The Self experiences that Supreme Being, which is eternal, in his heart.
Religions are the rungs of the ladder and he who is on the lowest rung can only experience what is in that sphere, but what you experience is not important, for only the heart is eternal.
Writers, philosophers, saints, swamis, priests and gurus are all standing on various rungs of the ladder and whatever they experience they should not try to impose on others. This is undivine. They should not be obsessed by their beliefs and experiences, for if they cling to them they will be destroyed.
"Be what you are. If you are a Christian, be a Christian; if you are a Jew, be a Jew; if you are an Arab, be an Arab, but do not try to impose on yourself a foreign personality because if you do that you are destroying yourself."
Religion is a complicated thing. They all pretty much teach the same ethics. It's Theology that gets in the way it seems. Obviously if Christianity and Islam claim to be the truth both cant be true, one has to be false.
Originally posted by TinFoilHatMan55
One of the problems I have is I've been with Christianity well going to church anyway for two years and it still hasn't brought me any happiness. I wonder if I'm just practicing the wrong faith.