Whether you’re an atheist or a devoted follower of a particular faith, there are tons to gather and inculcate from the teachings of all religions. After all, despite of different ways, all religions have a higher morale at the center of their teachings. Whether you follow Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, Jainism, Buddhism, Sikhism or Zoroastrianism, all of us are taught to find the purpose of our lives and live a fulfilled life. Here are some of the other common grounds one may find among religious teachings across the world:
Be Kind To One Another
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The Bible in Jesus Matthew 7:12, the Bhagwad Gita in 5:15:17 or the teachings of Prophet Muhammad in Hadith links us to the same teaching. Let your actions be guided by the same moral compass as you would expect people to be guided by. These holy books all teach us to be kind to one another and be with each other in times of need. This aura of kindness is extended not just to human beings but to all living creatures existing on the planet.
The World Is A Big Community
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To live and to let live is the motto of all our religions collectively. The teachings of all our holy books just pave a pathway for all mortal beings to co-exist peacefully while finding the inner purpose and fulfilling it. None teach to kill, murder, rape or even let someone starve. All these texts only direct us in the way of being better than what we were and to tolerate what doesn’t match with our ideology. Compassion is the bottom line of all the big words.
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Jainism didn’t exist till Lord Mahaveer didn’t take birth, Buddhism didn’t exist till Lord Buddha didn’t vow off his royalty to become a monk and Christianity didn’t exist till Lord Jesus wasn’t crucified. All religions are a symbol of bravery in the face of wrath. We don’t just follow the faith, we follow the deeds engraved in these holy texts and let them be our guiding light. Religion can be your pillar and foundation in life and you may let it uplift you. Contrary to popular opinion, religion isn’t something to be feared by. Instead, it is supposed to help you find the courage to be who you are and forgive your own shortcomings.
We don’t all fit in the same boxes and yet we are all here living under the same sun following what we believe will help us live a fuller, better life. Your religion doesn’t define you, your deeds do. Tolerance, love and kindness are what we are all taught – just in different words and with different examples. After all, we all have familiar beliefs, even in the terms of what our holy books teach us.