The connections and surprising similarities between Religions...some are lost, some are hidden and some just unnoticed.
Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Hinduism and Buddhism like to pretend that they are completely different from each other or that one is vastly superiour
to the other.
Neither the religious, nor the anti-religious are much help in uncovering the secrets of our origins and the Universe. But those going for
inter-religious study and comparison
will unlock doors that lead to realms beyond your wildest Imagination.
Extensive research of all five Religions (Ive read the books and witnessed the worship in all of them) has led me to the conviction that there seems
to be some deliberate effort to conceal
from common roots for the reason that it would put puzzle pieces together giving
humans "too much" knowledge and power
. As if a spiritual message has been scrambled beyond recognition by being split into many branches.
What follow is only the tip of the iceberg and I hope that through your
research and additions more understanding can be gathered.
My interest in this subject was rekindled when, a few years ago on travels in India, I got acquainted with the head of a Hindu-sect or secret-society.
He shared a piece of information with me that I have not found anywhere else up to now. This may be the first time its shared on the Internet.
According to him the traditional Hindu symbol for God or The Source-of-All, OM
...is derived from a more ancient tantric symbol that looks like the Greek Hermes or Roman Mercury symbol (imagine a dot above the crescent, I didnt
find a picture depicting it with the dot):
This mystical adept explained to me that the symbol represents the major streams of Religion as predicted millenia ago. The cresent moon stands for
Islam, the cross stands for Christianity/Judaism and the Circle stands for Hinduism/Buddhism.
He then went on to say that these three streams-of-energy are reflected in everything - language, music, mentality. So for example the Englilsh
Language will look linear and straight, arabic will have a lot of half-moon-like shapes and Languages in India will look like a bunch of circles. When
Hindu women sing, it is
in circles, when muslim women sing it is often in crescent-waves and western music is indeed often quite linear. Some
Malayalam (South India): മലയാളം
In various ancient scriptures the crescent represents the soul, the circle represents spirit and the cross represents the physical universe
Some linguistic examples of lost Connections:
In India people go around singing to Krishna, praying to Krishna, devoting themselves to Krishna. But not all Hindus pronounce the name "Krishna",
some use the Bengali "Krishta" or the southern Hindu "Krishtaia". In India it is not uncommon for the letters "n" and "t" to be used
So where did we get our word "Christ" from? We got it from the Greek "Khristos" which means Saviour. Who is to say that the Greek word does not
originate in India from Krishta?.
Find a few dozen similarities between Krishna and Christ by checking in Google or reading
The same similarities go for and between every other Religion. We could mention the origins of the word Shal-OM, point to Christian-Sounding stories
in Buddhism, show how Islam borrowed from Hinduism. But I leave it at this post for others to do some digging and looking.
The reason you dont read and find much on inter-religiousity is because the "Religious" believe anything other than what they believe is not worth
looking into and the anti-religious believe all religions are bogus and have nothing of value to learn.
But once we dont see just one Religion as exclusively valid or invalid we can start seperating the wheat from the chaff and reclaim our