Quote of the Week
I am not detachment nor salvation,
Nor anything reached by the senses;
I am behold all thought and form.
I am everywhere, and nowhere at all-
I am Consciousness and Bliss.
I am Shiva! I am Shiva!
Sep 3, 2010
Understanding World Religions
There is a wide concept concerning religiousness, culture, ideologies, people surrounding every background, some how in my studies I have used the concept of understanding world religions as a method to further my spiritual growth.
Might I remind you, that paganism is not about close minded people who wish to discriminate, and remain in the same position. Like I have spoken before, we must acknowledge the existence and sustainability of those religions around us. It is by understanding different religions that we not only grow in wisdom, but we grow in divinity.
Curiously enough, many of you are excited about the mere mention of having to study Babylonian deities, or those of the different North American Indian tribes; as a matter of fact these are many interesting branches to study. But let us not forget our "most practiced" friends from the east. Islam, Judaism, Christianity.
I have met many people, who are willing to embrace the concept of Taoism, and the mandalas within both Tibetan and Hindu beliefs, but when it comes to acknowledging the sacred text of Hebrew, and middle eastern tribes, then we hold shut to any mention of the situation.
Let me remind you, that religion should not be a competition, there is a real bond that links The All, with every man known religion. The All is the he/she , the matrix of all. The root of the Vedas and the Bible. Every single religious text has been changed into man made ideologies, that change over time, or interests, but do they not preach similar rules?
-Christianity does not accept other religions- is a very heard of excuse, but do we not become like them when we refuse to recognize their position within divinity? Studying world religions is about looking for the good and the bad, seeing the noticeable links, like the Golden Rule.
As we grow in religious knowledge we begin to understand the All in its many facets, in its feminine and masculine, in its history of change, and the matriarchy that once was.
It must be our main goal, not to boast our Pagan Pride, but our Matrix Pride, that we are in the path to divinity, as are many of use from different sects, and groups. It is all about looking with love for the Gods.
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