Saturday, June 30, 2001
M A I L  B O X

Sangam of religions

IN the article "Sangam of religions" (June 16) Khushwant Singh ridicules the purveyors of religion and rightly so, when they say that their faith owes nothing to other faiths. According to him, all religions like Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Sikhism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism have borrowed concepts from each other. The Bhagavagita the Koran and the Bible are not three books, they are one book. Similarly the Buddha, Christ, and Krishna are not three gods but three voices of the same god.



Religion is essentially a speculation about God, purpose of his creation, attainment of moksha etc. Various seers since time immemorial have expressed their views on the matter. None of them has so far been able to give any satisfactory explanations.

If somebody thinks his is the best and/or the only right path to achieve param anand (supreme bliss) what is the point of his endeavours in trying to make others agree with him. Does he think that God will not admit him to his fold if he goes to him all alone? Or is it imperative for the purpose of achieving salvation that people seek it en masse? Any canvassing for a particular set of beliefs is wrong.


God provides

"God provides" a folktale from Andhra Pradesh (May 26) was an interesting tale which motivated one to think and act rationally and realistically. God really provides for everyone. There is, indeed, a super power, the controls and runs this universe and takes care of the needs of all creatures.

Those who think that they provide for others are wrong because the providers are also provided for by God. If we pray to God, he responds and provides.