Why are you just a Hindu, Muslim or a Christian?
Manifestation has a very important attribute – i.e. paradox. Manifested reality needs a contrast of opposites for self-expression. On the one hand as consciousness is a very glorious attribute of the human race, on the other delirium and ignorance too is very stark reality of our existence.
Reality of Religions
Religion which is meant to be a vehicle of ultimate liberation, because it claims to give you the realization of the Ultimate Absolute Truth and truth always liberates. But in reality, if we see in our society religion has become the strongest bondage of the mankind. Even if a person is an atheist born in a Hindu family, he remains a Hindu. He forgets about his atheism at the time of marriage of his or her son or daughter.
Religion has possessed our subconscious entity so strongly that the so called enlightened spiritual leaders also remain confined to the cocoon of their religious sect. Enlightenment means the stage of ultimate liberation from all sorts of bondages. Then how an enlightened master can remain subject to a deterministic pattern of a certain faith or practice?
Enlightenment happens in the state of zero, when you transcend the domain of your mind. The moment you step into the zero state of your mind, you expand into the entire existence, you belong to the entire cosmos or the entire existence belongs to you. Both are one and the same thing. And in this state you come out from all the deterministic patterns of material manifestation.
Only a partial reality can be deterministic. The wholeness, the absolute total truth can never be deterministic, rather it annihilates all determinism in its own entity. So, all the so called religious masters who are confined to a particular sect or who represent a particular sect or community, I doubt their enlightenment. Or maybe, they lack the courage to speak truth before the orthodox society, despite being enlightened. Even if they do so, it challenges their spiritual maturity and the degree of the realization of truth.
Vested Interests of Religious Leaders
Sometimes because of our vested interest and ignorance we fail to understand very simple realities which even a child can understand very easily. All religions have some very beautiful methods of spiritual realization of Absolute Zero or the wholeness and totality of the supreme existence, then why should we restrict ourselves to the method of only one sect? Why should we confine ourselves to only one community? Why should we label ourselves just as a Hindu, a Muslim or a Christian?
The end realization is more important or the method? We because of our gross ignorance have stuck to the method and forgotten the ultimate purpose. Through your conditioned mind you can never realize the unconditioned supreme reality. So, I urge the humanity to shed its impotent pseudo intellectualism and proceed towards the vast ocean of wisdom and prudence. When the whole sky is yours, then why should we settle for a narrow dirty alley of a ghetto?
(Dr. Aaron Thomas)
Psychotherapist | Author | Spiritual Master