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Nagaraj

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All religions acceptable to reality
« on: November 05, 2011, 07:45:48 AM »
The many different religions are appropriate to the maturity of each individual, and all of them are acceptable to reality.

(Guru Vachaka Kovai, 342)

Salutations to Bhagavan
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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Re: All religions acceptable to reality
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2011, 09:22:38 AM »


Dear Nagaraj,

Yes. Sri Bhagavan says this in first two lines of Sri Arunachala Ashtakam:

Like the string that holds together the gems, in a necklace, You it is that penetrate and bind all beings and the various
religions.



Arunachala Siva.

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Re: All religions acceptable to reality
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2011, 04:43:10 PM »
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The many different religions are appropriate to the maturity of each individual, and all of them are acceptable to reality.

What exactly that means? That all religions lead to mukti (the realization of the Self)?
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Re: All religions acceptable to reality
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2011, 05:29:50 PM »


Dear ramana,

All religions are acceptable to Reality, provided you stay in that religion and find out who you are and find out the
Self. Sri Bhagavan used to say that Atma is common to all religions. If you pray to your god of your religion as Atma
within, you may attain self realization, through atma vichara.  Sri Bhagavan says in Arunachala Ashtakam, Versed 4:

"In order to reveal Yourself at last as Being and Awareness, You dwell in various forms in all religions. If still there are
people who fail to seed You whose Being is Awareness, they are no better than the blind who do not see the Sun."



Arunachala Siva.