Author Topic: Which is the proper religion?  (Read 7060 times)

fruven

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Re: Which is the proper religion?
« Reply #15 on: September 20, 2015, 10:29:34 PM »
Can there be more than one truth? That is the questions that pit religions against religion. Even if 2 or 3 religion believe in basically the God, human finds the differences and even go to war over the differences. Or did they really go to war because of religion? Perhaps it is the human delusions such as pride, jealousy, attachment and anger that causes the conflict.
All religion teaches love and compassion to one and others and essentially that is the most important thing. Religion should essentially lead to peace and harmony.

It is confirmed to be delusions which cause us to see others as friends or enemies. If there is no enemy there is no need for wars, or all the dramas that have happened in our human history.

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Re: Which is the proper religion?
« Reply #16 on: July 24, 2016, 07:55:19 AM »
There are many religions in this world,  but we often hear people asking what is the best religion of the religions?? I think there is no need to find out which religion is the best or which is a true one. For me, the religion that tells you not to hurt others, not to be hateful, be kind to others, that gives you logic in your questions in life and tells you to be a good person is a good religion. Religions do not tell you to hurt and be hateful of others till the extend of killing others for your own interest.

I agree with what you wrote. There is no blanket ruling as to which religion is the most proper. Whichever appeals to us more and we can be consistent enough to practice it would be the best choice. The religious institution should always focus on compassion, kindness, acceptance, and selflessness. Any teachings that promote violence, creating sufferings for others, non acceptance, selfishness, selectiveness and fear should be frowned upon coz they are most probably an individual's interpretation that's tainted with bias and narrow perception. We don't need a religion to teach us to do more negativities in the name of the religion. We can do that very well on our own.

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Re: Which is the proper religion?
« Reply #17 on: October 28, 2016, 10:46:02 AM »
Personally I think all religions are good in their own ways as religions are the means for us to connect with our inner spirituality. All religions promote kindness, compassion, generosity, respect, acceptance, etc. Yet, humans with their ego, greed and pride are inferring their ignorance into religions and changing the tenets to suit their wrong views. The further we move away from the "originator" of the religion, ie. Buddha Shakyamuni, Jesus, Prophet Mohammed, etc. the more distorted the teachings become. That is why it is so rare for people to receive pure teachings and practices nowadays. Which is why it is important we support the pure lineage teachers like H.H. Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche, H.E. Gangchen Rinpoche, H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, etc. in their Dharma teachings and activities. These Gurus holds the purest Dharma teachings through their stainless Guru Devotion and attainments through realisations.

Having said that, I would encourage the religion that suits you best which brings forth the best of your potential to benefit others. Happiness can only be found when we are selfless.

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Re: Which is the proper religion?
« Reply #18 on: November 02, 2016, 05:28:00 AM »
I think all religions are good. In this degenerate age, people are drifting away from spirituality/religion. It could be due to their disillusion, dislike or distrust or too busy with their secular lives but for whatever reasons I think that the society in generally need religion in their lives.

Religion helps us to conduct and behave better in society by providing a set of morals and value system for human existence, and guides our actions in life. Religion ensures a peaceful co-existence of love and harmony amongst human beings.  It is human nature that brings the worst out of religion not the foundations of religion itself. A religion that creates violence and disharmony is not a religion at all. Thus one should choose wisely the religion that is suitable and even if people share different religious views, it they keep their morals intact, it will help them lead a life doing more right than wrong.

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Re: Which is the proper religion?
« Reply #19 on: November 03, 2018, 05:44:29 PM »
Religion is a systematic way to guide us how to live our lives with the right conduct and motivation. All religions have the same objective, i.e., to cultivate good habits and virtues and not to harm other people. Every religion will have their own method to learn and practice the good virtues.

Some people think religion is a brainwashing institution. In a way it is true. Religion institution is brainwashing the followers what good conducts are and how to practice them. However, the samsara is also constantly brainwashing us. For examples the TV commercials, the advertisement in a magazine, etc. We are brainwashed into believing a successful life is when you can afford to buy a big house, a big car, etc.

A good religion will not ask the followers to harm another person because as a religious person, we should have tolerance, acceptance, forgiveness, compassion, etc. The objective of a religion is to help us to become better and be able to live in harmony with the differences we have. If the religion wants you to kill, something is not quite right here, we should keep our distance away.

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Re: Which is the proper religion?
« Reply #20 on: November 06, 2018, 10:44:21 AM »
In my humble opinion, all religion in the world is good and suitable in their own way. Different places have different type of religions depending on their history, culture and also the background. It depends on what suits the lifestyle of the people of that region. A good religion is the one that promotes love, kindness, peace and humanity.

All good religion talks about generosity, kindness and compassion. They will teach us to do charity, feed the poor, and help those who are in distress. To me, religion is Kindness and Compassion. That is the true religion of humankind. All the rituals and customs of the religion is just a manifestation of the culture of that particular place. The essences of religion are kindness and compassion.

Religion act as a hope for many people in the world because it has kindness. Kindness and compassion give warmth to this cold world and give hope for the people out there that there are good things in this world. That is why people will find churches or temples peaceful and comfortable because it is a place where we spread kindness and love.

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Re: Which is the proper religion?
« Reply #21 on: November 13, 2018, 07:41:08 PM »
In my opinion, religions teach us how to behave, what are the good conduct, how to live in harmony with each other despite the differences we have. A good religion will teach us to be a good person and behave correctly. It is not just about going to heaven or hell.

If a religion preaches about killing people who are different from us it is not a religion. No god will encourage the followers to inflict pain or suffering on others. If the god loves all his children, no one should deserve to be killed.

Therefore, before we decide to join a worshipping place, always examine the qualification of the teacher and the mission of the center. Look at their teaching whether it will bring benefit to people, whether the values of respect and tolerance are being taught. If they don't teach the above 2, it will be better not to join them.