God is surely one but He lets us experience Himself in varied forms. For that sake we have diverse systems of faith known as religions. As the human civilization advanced, the life styles, way of thinking and human behavior changed accordingly. God, The Supreme Father deployed his messengers and envoys from time to time to influence the contemporary minds to be upright. So, the prevalent practices across religions seem to be different as the founders came for our guidance during different periods and under dissimilar conditions. However, more than variations, there are edicts which are identical. Let’s chalk out a list of such points and conceive an idea of Universal Religion.
The first element is about the purpose of human life. Invariably, every religion emphasizes on the dictum that we are here to reach home to God. The ‘home‘ is of course called by different names as Heaven, Swarag, Parlok, Jannat etc but the eligibility criterion for entering there remains the same- being pious. Not causing harm to anybody, having ethical conduct, self realization and contemplating on Divinity help us maintain a life of piety.
Next, all the religious teachings encourage us to prefer general welfare over personal interest as our legitimate interests would be automatically served through the welfare of all. We are asked to be kind, helping, loving and compassionate for our fellow beings. Keeping a reasonable restrain on our sensual pleasure is another virtue that is recognized by all theories.
Further, no religion self-proclaims its prominence over any other set of genuine beliefs. We are rather professed to respect every line of thought connected to Almighty, though our devotion may be committed to one particular lineage.
No one is going to live eternally but we can make our existence memorable by making this life useful for Universe. We can consider God to be our friend, beloved, master, or simply as a symbol of worship and the best way to serve Him is feeling His presence in every being around and working for their happiness. We all can follow this Universal religion and safely please our respective God figures.
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