The good things about religions - lets discuss them

@vandana7 (64929)
India
December 24, 2009 8:49am CST
Like in Christianity there is "do unto others as you would like them to do to you" (I just hurt a mylotter by treating him as I would have liked to be treated by others). In Islam they have some rule wherein they have set aside for poor, some bit out of each unit that they earn! In Buddhism there is hoards of wisdom about life and death. I think all these are acceptable to all of us across the board (am I being too presumptious?). I am a Hindu and therefore, I wont write anything about my religion. I welcome people from every religion to come here and let me know what else in their religion would be acceptable to people from other religions. Please unveil the wisdom locked in your holy books. Even Hindus are welcome.
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@malpoa (1218)
• India
24 Dec 09
I am a practicing muslim bt I am not able to practise it like how it should be. the zakat part, I need to correct it, it is 2.55 of our savings. I need to pay if I have more money than what is needed to live. Gold more than 85.5gm, silver more than 1/2kg...i pay 2.5% of the value of the metal I have. It is applicable to property, cattle,grains, everything. but the calculation for that, I am not sure of it.... Even we celebrate, Id, we slaughter animals and it is divided in three portions of whihc one is for poor, one is for self and one is for friends and relatives. I like the fact that Islam is scientific, many things we follow are scientific like in the hadhis it is sadi not to drink water after eating oily food, take this one for another example : eat only upto 1/3rd your stomach capacity. there are many other things, like personal hygiene, etiquettes.
@vandana7 (64929)
• India
24 Dec 09
Where have you been lady? Zakat, exactly! That is what I referred to. Great Malpoa. So nice of you to give details here. 1/3rd stomach capacity! I cant live like that! So I guess it is not going to be accepted across the board. Not to drink water after eating oily food! Why? Wish you could let us know in greater detail. Even the personal hygiene etiquettes. You of all people will be able to give us a better glimpse into that religion because you are able to look at it as an outsider. Please let us know some more but specifically. :)
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@malpoa (1218)
• India
25 Dec 09
Drinking water (particularly cold)after oily food makes one uneasy and it solidifies the oil easily. The sludge reacts with acid, and forms fat layer on the intestine. Also it slows down digestion. 1/3 food, 1/3 water and 1/3 empty is how our stomach should be after a meal, not full till rim!!! personal hygiene is both for men and women, to be practised once in every 40 days like removing unwanted hair and all... fasting is proved to remove the toxins from our body, most of all it increases ons's self control and perseverance. eating halal meat also hass health benefits. food is divided into three categories, halal, haram and mukru. Halal is what is allowed to eat, mukru is which can be eaten but it might be harmful too like prawn and crab is mukru, haram is totally not allowed to use.
@vandana7 (64929)
• India
26 Dec 09
Yes Malpoa, this is really interesting and honestly, we should be having a compendium of such things. Makes a lot of sense, fat solidying. Wish more people read through this post, and do not reject a religion just based on something that they've been told is wrong. I am really thankful to you for highlighting this. But don't just stop. Whenever you feel you find something logical and something that another person from another religion would appreciate, please come down to this discussion, and add. I would love to know more of such practices.
@kashers (649)
• Jamaica
24 Dec 09
what a beautifull discussion,yes lets talk religion,the teachings i am apart of focuses on the aspect of soul,and traveling out of the body,a lovely experience,it gives direct proof that life still continues after the of the body,it is an ancient teachings that was only on the eastern part of the planet,until in 1965 a westerner name paul twitchell from america was initiated in the teachings by the eckmaster,rebazar tarzs,thats how it came on this side,Eckankar teachings are very very ancient,the teachings is on all the planets at the golden wisdom temples and on all the spiritual universes,the holy scriptures of eckankar are guarded by the eckmasters also known as guardians of the Shariyat-ki-Sugmad,there are 12 volumes of these holy sciptures,only books 1 and 2 are in this universe the others are on the spiritual universes in the golden temples,the higher u travel to the temples the more powerfull the books become,lights start shinning from them and u see no words u only listen to the music coming from it,the teachings of soul travel for me as been the greatest thing to happen in my life,i could never ask for a better gift,because of this teachings i can visit past,present,future,u live in the knowledge of it all,may the blessings be,(baraka bashad)
@vandana7 (64929)
• India
24 Dec 09
Wow, I learnt something new! This is fascinating. I am sure all those who posted so far would love to read this. Wish it'd been the first post. :) No issues. At least it is on first page. Thanks for the blessings. Well, you say you know how soul travels through past present and future. Can you tell me how my mom is? I am only concerned about her right now. Is she alright, does she miss me, does she love me or has she forgotten me? There are so many questions that I'd love to ask you. :) I suppose soul travel across past, present, and future should be acceptable to all religions. So there, you score a plust point! But do let us know more about this. What did you see in future?
@kashers (649)
• Jamaica
24 Dec 09
it not pretty i am telling u the truth prepare your selves for the worst to come,your mom is ok,it is u who now needs to set your self clear,on your true purpose on this universe,i have a discussion i am going to post on some of the future events coming soon but it has to do with the races that are to come here from the other planets,
@vandana7 (64929)
• India
24 Dec 09
kashers, what is my fate kashers? I have not had a good life. With a great deal of difficulty I have reached here, which is by no means extraordinary, as you could have known. So will I be killed? Are they waiting to kill me? I fear it very much. Am I a very bad person? Do let me know. And how long have I?
@speakeasy (4215)
• United States
24 Dec 09
I personally do not know of any religion that does not have good things about it. Treating others with respect, caring for those less fortunate, being guardians of our planet and it's resources, etc. The problems in the world are not caused by religion; but, by it's practitioners.
@vandana7 (64929)
• India
24 Dec 09
I agree with you 100 percent on that issue. Practitioners only focus on aspects that serves their objective. However, I would also like to know more about each religion. Can you shed light on some of the good things that are there in your religion that are not there in other religion - i.e., exclusive aspects of your religion, that would be acceptable to people from other religions as well. I presume you are a believer in Christ. So far we've identified the one at the start of discussion, second tithe, and third feeling of happiness on Christmas eve. :) Please add more. :) Thanks for joining. Wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. :)
• United States
24 Dec 09
This is not what you are asking for but I feel like posting this here. Religion is men trying to reach God or a god, trying to earn favor or approval, being it through "good" deeds or any kind of act of worshiping that they think will please that god. God reaching men is a different thing. He did that sending his Son out of Love to save us. We don't need religions which separate men. We need God living in us making us love each other unconditionally. The same way He loves us. We do that when we receive in our heart the price paid for our salvation, His Gift of Love who is His Son Yeshua. The thing that all religions need to be acceptable to each one is just one thing LOVE. Real unconditional love would just fade away differences. Peace to all, receive my love.
@vandana7 (64929)
• India
24 Dec 09
Hi seastar, you are right we need love, and lots and lots of it! But before that we need tolerance. And tolerance emerges from ability to accept another religion. For that, we should know what is positive in that religion. And that is the level I am at today. Thanks for posting. :) You said it really well, even though as you acknowledged, it is not what I am asking. :)
@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
25 Dec 09
Hi vandana, well I'm a good atheist which isn't and should never be tagged as a religion. I'd define it as common sense and good ethics, usually misunderstood by those who follow religions. It doesn't cause wars and it is less hyproctritical than any actual religion I can think of. Contrary to belief it isn't misguided and we don't go round rampaging in the name of it. We are also a pretty tolerant bunch considering we are surrounded by all the religions who regularly go out on their conversion trips and can't just keep their thoughts to themselves. And let's just clear up the biggest misconception of all about atheism - it does not mean that we are in secret denial that there is some higher power in the world.
@vandana7 (64929)
• India
25 Dec 09
So does that mean that thea believes that you do accept that there is a higher power? :) I somehow identify with you as well thea. There are so many things in my religious stories that I cant digest. :) At least, there is conflict between the present law and living when compared to what is mentioned in the books. :) I have been looking for what can be said positives in every religion/line of thinking that would be acceptable / apeal to people from other religions. So what would be about athieism that you could bring to table?
@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
25 Dec 09
Vandana my dear I already brought it to the table. No war mongering, no blaming things on acts of god or living a life without improvement whilst waiting for a fantasy world to appear whilst one rots. Honesty, ethics, sense, lack of hyporcrisy.
@vandana7 (64929)
• India
25 Dec 09
Stand corrected thea. :) Last line would be the one that would be acceptable. :) Thanks. :)
@yugasini (12816)
• Anantapur, India
27 Dec 09
hi vandana madam, each and every religion say the same thing,all religions wish peace among the people,but where is the peace,people are doing crime in the mask of religion,every body is here for their lively hood,they are selfish and they are only on their joy only,they might be put you in trouble for their benefit only,that is the thing going now in the world,but some people are their for good things though they may any caste or any religion they wont hurt any people for their selfish,hats of to those people,have a nice day
@vandana7 (64929)
• India
27 Dec 09
Hi yugasini, I have to give you that. There are both selfish, and selfless people in all religions. We do need to expose the selfish ones so that we become more friendly and dont fight amongst ourselves. :) Thanks for responding. :)
@cobradene (1171)
• India
27 Dec 09
We don't need to expose anybody, except our own Selves. Understand? :-) If all of us focused only on realizing our true Self, or the consciousness, then automatically, the selfish ones or the corrupt ones will cease to exist. So let's concentrate on perfecting on ourselves, instead of pondering over these unimportant things. I don't mean to sound offensive, but that's the right thing to do. If each and every human being on this earth learned to mind his own business, there would be no religious war, no terrorism, no bigotry, adultery etc....
@yugasini (12816)
• Anantapur, India
28 Dec 09
hi cobradene, thanks for the comment,what you have said is correct,every body if they do their own business,nothing will be there,if they require everything that if selfishness,every body can have some thing their own that is up to limit that is to some extent for their lively hood,have a nice day
• United States
28 Dec 09
In Christianity, Jesus' sermon on the mount, found in chapters 5,6 and 7 of the book of Matthew, is an excellent guide to how we should relate to God and our fellow man.
@vandana7 (64929)
• India
30 Dec 09
It is a bit difficult to ask others to read holy books of other religions, isn't it? :) Not everybody would feel inclined to. :) If you can briefly give the most important points from the holy book, it will be very much appreciated. :)
@jen028 (65)
• Philippines
31 Dec 09
The holy bible, authenticated books in our time: the king james version. you can read the bible in any verses to communicate with God. I feel comfortable when I read my bible.
• United States
31 Dec 09
In His Sermon on the Mount, Jesus is dealing with principles that if followed will produce a perfect standard for your relationship with God and with your fellow man. I will limit my comments to the Beatitudes which are found in Matthew 5:1-10. Those who practice the following principles are to be congratulated for they understand what the kingdom of God is all about. 1. Recognize your need for God 2. Be concerned about the needs of others and do something about it 3. Practice controlled strength and don't always insist on your own way (a wise man keeps himself under control) 4. Have a relationship with God and man that is free from guilt or wrong 5. Be willing to forgive 6. Have pure thoughts 7. Work toward bringing a healthy wholeness to any type of relationship 8. Do the right thing even if you're persecuted for it I believe this is true wisdom and if followed, the individual can't go wrong.
• Canada
25 Dec 09
I think do unto others and charity for the poor are sentiments we already had before religion formed it's basis. I think these phrases in religious text are just products of what we already knew and wrote them into practice. We lived for years and years without writing and strictly verbal story telling etc. so I think, how would we have survived as a race if we didn't already have these qualities?
@vandana7 (64929)
• India
25 Dec 09
I am impressed with your line of thinking lynkshadow. :) Indeed, how did we survive without these principles before religion as we knew came into existence. Ok, let us consider there was a religion, or there were some religions, even before the religions that we know now came into existence. They had some tenets, and the newly formed religion merely adopted them - not by any thinking - but just a habit. The fact that they are now there in the new religion and the old religion has been completely wiped out proves that these principles will outlive any religion, isn't it? And they are desired by all humans, irrespective of which religion. That is exactly what I am asking through this discussion, isn't it? :) So list a few of such principles. :)
• Canada
25 Dec 09
The principles that I was thinking about have to do with charity. For example there would have been disabled persons who could not hunt, feed themselves. I don't believe that every tribe, group would have just killed these people.I believe compassion has been prevalent since the beginnings of our evolution as homonids. Also we must have figured out the detriment of killing each other early on, otherwise there would have been mass genocide. We even domesticated animals and learned to love them as companions, nowhere in religious texts is this documented. Just some examples of what you see reflected in religious texts.
@vandana7 (64929)
• India
25 Dec 09
I am mighty glad I came across people with as much of open thinking as you and thea. :) Yes, indeed compassion must have existed before as well, may be in some areas, if not all. After all, we've left behind games like gladiator duels, and such things, which were by our modern standards, rather cruel. Therefore, I do feel we as humans have evolved into more compassionate creatures than what we were once upon a time. You did list the qualities, but I was looking for that/those unique tenet/s in your religion, which is/are so good that people from every other religion would be happy to adopt it.
@sunnycool (12737)
• India
24 Dec 09
Though the world has been divided into various religions---all of they have holy books which resemble the same that is to love each other and help others and i dont think their ancestors have passed on any message which includes killings or hurting other to acheive their goals but unfortunately some people are involved in those unwanted activities despite having complete knowledge of their prayers.its unfortunate that they do all in disguise of their principles they are meant to follow strictly.good day.
@vandana7 (64929)
• India
24 Dec 09
Bachche ne naak kaat daali! (This kid cut my nose). LOL. Kiddo I was waiting for something specific that you'd find acceptable to people from other religions, and that which is not there in their religion. :) Can you come up with something like that in our religion? Think it over. My discussions are mostly "adult" discussions. LOL. You are required to think deeper. :)
@vandana7 (64929)
• India
25 Dec 09
Oh! Sunny! I do know somethings. :) But I dont call it knowing per se. You see it a couple of times in your life, and you think - ye I know something, that aint knowledge, is it? I lost my mother when I was five and a half. I have been in hostels since then. Occassionally, I stayed with Dad's friend's family, and learnt a few things. But to me they were more of rituals rather than really something that I understood! No, I never saw them performing that kind of pooja. I only learnt of it from television serial, the string and going round the trees. I know of nagpanchami though. :) And praying to cows. :) But I said before, I dont think rituals without understanding why they are there registered in my brain. :) By the time I reached adulthood, I was back in south. Our folks are not exactly overboard with religion. Come festival, they cook, and show to god. But other than that, they hardly pray. May be they do in the kitchen. I dont know. I was too busy studying and eventually earning as going was tough. I do go several times to temples, and I ask god for things. Some he gives, some he doesnt. :) Its been like that so far. :) That is the reason I was hoping people would shed light on the wisdoms hidden in their rituals. :)
@sunnycool (12737)
• India
25 Dec 09
this isnt great----people of your age would pass on some religious facts which are to be followed to their grand children but you are still in a learning stage sorry about that.Acha hua ki Aap himesh nahi ho varna Gane me takleef hoga so let me share some thing i know---you must have heard of Tirupati(Temple of Lord Venkateshwara) people offer their hair to him coz As per the vaishvite tradition devotees offer their hair which symbolises effacing of their ego.irrespective of their gender and ages people follow this. The Temple is amidst seven Sacrid Hills hence he would called as "Yedukondalavadu"(hope you understand telegu).Devotees have been helping Balaji to pay of his debt to Kuber which has been following for the last two centuries. Kalyana Katta is the place where people offer their hair (on an average 10,000 people shave their hair in this particular place before visiting the lord venkateshwara who is on the top of the hills). Its said that people whose wishes were fulfilled after visiting this temple would reach the lord walking all the seven hills.
@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
24 Dec 09
Hi Vandana! You ask a very interesting question, at least to me. I've always suspected that the main tenants of the major religions are more similar than different. Some deal directly with worship of whatever the diety is, but others are based around lifestyle. Respecting family, not stealings, taking care of the poor, etc. Religions teach us not only how to worship, but also how to live. Probably the differences, except for the more extreme sects, are shades of grey and not really all that different. I wish you had included your religion in your summary, to teach those of us may not know much about it.
@vandana7 (64929)
• India
24 Dec 09
Hi catdla1, thank you for the compliment. Me too! I suspected that at the core of every religion is the wisdom that has equity! Problem is we are too busy noticing the shell to bother with the kernel. :) Anyway, now that you've come here, I request you to let me know specific characteristics of your religion that would be acceptable to others. Like the one I quoted. My religion - honestly - I dont have any. I was just born a Hindu, brought up by Christians, and have lived amongst Muslims as well. :) So I love everybody equally I suppose. :) That is why I pain when there are fights on such issues. But there will be other posts, hopefully, who will be able to tell you more about my religion as well. In the meanwhile do come up with a few things that are not common with other religions, and yet those that nobody would really object to. Thanks once again for coming to this discussion. Have a good day. :)
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
24 Dec 09
I was raised Catholic, although I no longer practice that faith. Probably the biggest and most obvious thing that's not common with other religions is the belief that the Pope in Rome is the 'Holy See', or the intermediary between God and people.
@vandana7 (64929)
• India
24 Dec 09
Well, then we can look at religions objectively, can't we? :) One small request, whenever you come across something about religion, in terms of humanity - which is not common with other religions, and which you'd think will be appreciated by others irrespective of whichever religion they come from, please add it under this discussion. I want to know good things about every religion. :)
@PeacefulWmn9 (10424)
• United States
24 Dec 09
Hi Vandana. Many religions do have things in common: belief in a power higher than themselves, love, care for the needy or sick, worship, prayer. Karen
@vandana7 (64929)
• India
24 Dec 09
What I especially like about Christianity and Catholics is they make Christmas seem so magical and hopeful. :) I know this sounds very childish. But think about it from my angle. Nights are generally so scary. I would not venture out for anything under the sun! But on Christmas eve, I think that is the best night of the year. You almost expect some angels coming from some corner and stuff like that. I feel very very happy on Christmas eve. :)
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• United States
24 Dec 09
In the Church of Christ, they believe that one must be baptized to be truly saved. They also believe in a capella music only, no instruments, and every Sunday, the Lord's supper is served. In some very strict forms of Christianity, it is believed that a woman should not cut her hair or show her arms in sleeveless dresses, or that it is a sin to play card games...it is too close to gambling in their opinion. And like you, I believe there is something quite magical about Christmas Eve. I also believe as the Bible teaches that each of us has a guardian angel. Karen
@vandana7 (64929)
• India
25 Dec 09
Yeah, I like that - guardian angel. Feels good to be safe and protected and guided all the time. :)
@Galena (9123)
26 Dec 09
I don't have a holy book, but I think the thing that people should take from my religion to make life better is that we are all interconnected, like we are points on a great web. our every action affects everyone else. we are part of the same great web as all other people, all animals, all plants, all rocks. we are all a part of the Earth, and not separate from it. if people remember this in their lives, then they will show more respect for others, and respect the planet that sustains them.
@vandana7 (64929)
• India
28 Dec 09
For this, and this alone I should be giving you best response. :) This is what I too believe religion is all about. :) Thanks a lot Galena for expressing it so well, and so simply. I was searching for some reasons based on which I can say that religion is good. But coming to this post, I have realized a crucial word, we are interconnected. I wish people would realize that is so true. :)
@Galena (9123)
28 Dec 09
thank you. this discussion reminds us that all religions have some good worth sharing with others. and a lot of people need reminding that there is good in every path.
• India
8 Jan 10
well in every religion it is written that believe in a holy spirit pwer and trust it and do as it is written and i am 100% agrred with this point becoz in our holy quran it is written that a day of judgement is goin to happened wen all this people will die !!!!!!!!!!!!!
@vandana7 (64929)
• India
8 Jan 10
That's the only thing that is certain shoyebshaikh! I am trying my level best to argue with you. But I am unable to. :)
@Buchi_bulla (8299)
• India
30 Dec 09
In Hinduism it is mentioned that 'Out of all types of charities like food, clothes, shelter etc., food is the best charity. When a person is hungry, if you give food to that person, God will be very much pleased.
@vandana7 (64929)
• India
1 Jan 10
I am inclined to agree to this. Food, and water. :) We cant really live without that. :) And yes, these two can be accepted by people from all religions. :)
@cobradene (1171)
• India
26 Dec 09
There is only one goal in religion. And that is salvation. There is nothing more than salvation, moksha, nirvana, or liberation. That's one common goal which every religion preaches. Only the selfish fools, and religious fanatics change the interpretation of their scriptures for their own greed of money, and to create enmity between people and convert them to their own faith, so they can have a large gathering, and make as much money as possible. Every religion preaches, love, peace and compassion. Every religion preaches universal brotherhood, and respect for other faiths and beliefs. Every religion preaches service to mankind. Every religion preaches non-violence, non-stealing, non-covetousness and keeping the mind pure all the time. These are common teachings of all religions, but the methods and rituals may differ, but the goal is only one, that's Salvation.
@vandana7 (64929)
• India
27 Dec 09
Hi cobradene, yes, almost all religions do look for something like that. :) But I am looking at specifics, unique to your religion, which if discussed with another person would logically be appreciated by them. Malpoa has quoted some good things about Islam. If you can read her post, and so also that of vijibhooti (I hope I have the name right). My feeling is we tend to focus only on negatives of another religion to show ours is superior in someway. But hey, dont write off another person's religion. There is ample good there. And that is what I want to pull out. That way, when we accept a good in another person's religion, we indirectly acknowledge a drawback in our own, and thereby possibly, we become more mature in understanding religion as it should be understood, rather than concentrating on what is fed by factionalists. That was the basic idea. :)
• India
26 Dec 09
As I know there is common in every religion that is DANA & DHARMA (as a Indian you should know what is dana & dharma), If you observe even the hindus give something to the poor, Muslims at the ramjan time has to offer something to the poorer and even the christians has to offer some money to the beggers so I think this is the common in all the religions. what is your opinion on this?
@vandana7 (64929)
• India
28 Dec 09
Hi javoblrbaba, dana and dharma as we've in our religion is not what impresses me. It is asked for. When you ask for it, the person hesitates to say no. Which means it is not voluntary! Unlike it, the tithe lets the person who has to give the amount decide it. In Islam it is the holy book that defines the zakat. Therefore, the person cannot be asked to give more than he can afford in both these religions. Whereas, in the name of Dharma, people may ask others to donate more, which is not a right way I think, because the person may have other pressing needs. But similar practices are there in other religions, aren't they, and they are superior as well. Therefore, we cannot exactly say dana and dharma are unique good things about our religion. As I mentioned elsewhere, I felt surya namaskar was impressive because it does have a scientific reason for it to be good, and nobody from other religion would mind doing it. :)
@ccet26 (92)
• India
25 Dec 09
we must be remain in contact with our religion it helps us to know our about great mythologies...it helps us to about our great gods ..how they fight with demons and maintain peace on earth..........
@vandana7 (64929)
• India
26 Dec 09
Hi ccet, I agree with you that we need to remain in touch with our religion, but it does not say anywhere in our religions that we do not appreciate what is good in what another person believes, including another person's religion. As of now, everybody is aware of what is bad in another person's religion, because that is the way it has been portrayed. I want to know what is good in your religion so that the next time such discussion does come up in mylot or elsewhere, I will not be caught on wrong foot, and I can offer a suggestion or two to prevent any war like situation escalating.
@syankee525 (6295)
• United States
25 Dec 09
too me there is so many different religions out there these days, and i know many will claim that their is better then others, and so on. too me it dont matter what you belive but i do belive no matter religions you are dont push it off on me, but i dont judge others what religion you are but how you treat and respect me. it should be you treat and respect others how you would want them to treat and respect you. if you dont want to be judge then you dont judge others i have many friends from many walks of life and religions we respect each other for who we are and not what we beive. i think until all man kind can except this and not everyone can or dont want to be like them or belife in what they belive in we can never have world peace.
@vandana7 (64929)
• India
28 Dec 09
Exactly. I like your attitude. I have met many from other religions who've been kinder and nicer to me than people from my own religion! We've been virtually taught to think that people from other religion are bad! Inherited prejudices. Mind rebels when it is frequently uttered and there are inconsistencies observed. But then, at times, there might be situations wherein we do start feeling that may be all that is told to us from childhood is indeed true. Within one instance, we tend to wipe off all the good about the other religion. :( May be that has to change. May be we need to start looking only at the positives in the other religions for a while. May be we need a balanced approach. I am looking at unique things in each religion that is a quality that person from other religion would not be able to refute as a good quality of that religion.
• India
25 Dec 09
Dear Vandana, As you are a hindu I think you heard about the great holy book SRIMADBHAGAVADGITHA, even foreign researches says that is the first book in this world (I am sorry guys my intenions is not to hurt any religion or anybody's feelings/centiments), as a hindu you what it says, the main thing is "DO YOUR WORK WITH HARDWORK PUTTING YOUR COMPLETE EFFORTS AND LEAVE THE RESULTS"
@vandana7 (64929)
• India
25 Dec 09
Hi javoblrbaba, yes, that is one. But that is there to an extent in every religion. Therefore, I was looking at something that is strikingly different from other religions, and yet, that would be acceptable to others, possibly already adopted by others as more humane and brotherly approach. Things like daan, dharma, are common across all religions. Meditation is one thing that has its origin in Hindu culture I suppose. I am not sure. So can you come up with specifics rather than general things.
• India
25 Dec 09
All religions teaches good thing that is to serve the deserving. But in practice we do not practice.
@vandana7 (64929)
• India
25 Dec 09
Hi venkatachary, thanks for coming to this discussion. But I was looking at something unique in each religion that would be acceptable logically, and humanely by people from other religions, as something that is good for everybody to adopt. Can you tell of any such things?
@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
24 Dec 09
hi vandana7 I am a Christian, belong to the Methodist church but seldom go however I do practice my beliefs, and the Golden rule is one of them that I believe most all religions practice. Also most Christians do tithe each month,that is I think shared by a lot of religions. Also the practice of helping poor and sick people I do believe is done by most religions of any sort. So I hope I have unveiled a few of the things I think are looked on with pleasure by most people in most relegions. Merry Christmas and a most Joyful New Year, vandy. hugs from hatley.
@vandana7 (64929)
• India
24 Dec 09
Hi Hatley, yeah - tithe. That should gain universal acceptance. Helping poor and sick I think is common. I am looking at special aspects which are not there in other religions and which would be acceptable to everybody. My personal perception of Christianity - especially Christmas eve is very good. There is something magical about it. So I love it. :) I know it looks silly at this age. But old habits die hard. :) I think this feeling that we feel during one night is something unique to believers in Christ, dont you? May be I am presumptious. Thanks for the hugs. :) I feel shy to say it but I heartily reciprocate it. . Accept it as cultural differences. :) Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family and friends, Hatley. :)