My brother man and sister woman, religious disputation with their arising animosities are the most useless thing in the world. If one quarrels with another about religious opinions, such a person cannot have the true religion because religion is the realization of truth.
I urge you to examine the species of birds in the woods and you will realize each species of birds sings a different tune but the principle which causes them to sing is the same in each and that principle is the Almighty God. I have convinced myself, every religion has good points as well as bad ones. I am of the opinion, a brother man should learn to keep the best part of his religion to himself and ignore the weak aspects, also realization of truth is not all about it is written in the good book or a brother man of God told me or he said or she said etc.
2 Corinthians 3:6 “who also hath made us able ministers of the New Testament — not of the letter, but of the Spirit; for the letter killeth, but the Spirit giveth life.”
Always bear in mind, if you pine to perceive the truth, purity of heart and self-control must go hand in hand. My brother man and sister woman must bear in mind each religious truth is relative, it’s like one thing leading to another and understanding of religious truths depends on the maturity of the person concerned.
Comprehension of truth depends on the insight of each individual. That’s why those of us on the spiritual path does not interfere with anybody in this regard. No sincere spiritual student will impose spiritual truths on anyone who is not yet ripe for it.
My brother man and sister woman must bear in mind materialistic knowledge depends on the maturity, receptivity, and understanding of your mind. On the other hand, spiritual truths and wisdom, does not depend on your mind and memory, it depends on the maturity, purity, and perfection of the individual personality. That’s why we do not try to deviate anyone from the religious truth he or she is clinging to, we do not criticize nor condemn anyone. Although at the bottom of one’s heart one might feel sorry for the person without showing it outwardly.
Let everybody hold on to what he believes in and make him happy and satisfied. If each and every one of us clings to this maxim, be rest assured there would be neither hatred nor religious dissension on planet earth. We all shall exist happily side by side.
A WORD ON FEAR
My brother man and sister woman, fear causes panic and hysteria, fear can destroy your will power, self-esteem, and self-respect. Fear can blur your perception and astonish your spirit. Fear can bind you in chains and interfere with your reasonability etc.
Of a truth I tell you of all human emotions, fear is probably the most dangerous, unpredictable and mostly uphill to control. Fear is a danger and at the same time it is equally important for instance, fear of sickness might induce you to take certain precaution to prevent falling sick, fear of starvation or fear of your children been driven from school might compel you to work harder to raise money.
Your responsibility, therefore, is to decide, which fears you want to keep for whatever reasons and which ones you want to eliminate or convert into valuable energy. My brother man and sister woman must bear in mind what you fear most, you attract unto yourself.
It is interesting to note you can observe this in the behavior of animals. For instance, if you let a dog knows that you are afraid of it, certainly you will arouse the hunting instinct of the dog and it may even attack you. On the order hand, however, if you boldly face the dog, the dog will most likely succumb to your will or at least leave you alone.