Diese Präsentation wurde erfolgreich gemeldet.
Die SlideShare-Präsentation wird heruntergeladen. ×

World religions 1 - appreciating religious diversity amidst spiritual universality

Ad

Appreciating
religious diversity
amidst spiritual
universality

Ad

Spiritual universality
Jiva: There is more to life than this lifetime
Jagat: This world is a station, not a
destination
Ja...

Ad

Features of perennial philosophy
Head: Appreciation of the
eternal
Heart: Attraction to the
eternal

Ad

Ad

Ad

Ad

Ad

Ad

Ad

Ad

Ad

Ad

Ad

Ad

Ad

Nächste SlideShare
Sikhismphilosphy
Sikhismphilosphy
Wird geladen in …3
×

Hier ansehen

1 von 16 Anzeige
1 von 16 Anzeige

World religions 1 - appreciating religious diversity amidst spiritual universality

Herunterladen, um offline zu lesen

World religions 1 - appreciating religious diversity amidst spiritual universality

World religions 1 - appreciating religious diversity amidst spiritual universality

Weitere Verwandte Inhalte

Weitere von Chaitanya Charan - The Spiritual Scientist

World religions 1 - appreciating religious diversity amidst spiritual universality

  1. 1. Appreciating religious diversity amidst spiritual universality
  2. 2. Spiritual universality Jiva: There is more to life than this lifetime Jagat: This world is a station, not a destination Jagadisha: There is some higher reality that sources and sustains visible reality
  3. 3. Features of perennial philosophy Head: Appreciation of the eternal Heart: Attraction to the eternal
  4. 4. “The Bhagavad-gita is the most systematic statement of spiritual evolution of endowing value to mankind. It is one of the most clear and comprehensive summaries of perennial philosophy ever revealed; hence its enduring value is subject not only to India but to all of humanity.”  - Aldous Huxley
  5. 5. Matters that matter more than matter Origin Value Purpose
  6. 6. Harmony amidst multiculturalism The world needs deeper religion, not lesser religion Not religious apathy, but religious spirituality
  7. 7. Appreciating religious diversity “When we have occasion to be present at the place of worship of other religionists at the time of their worship, we should stay there in a respectful mood, contemplating thus: 'Here is being worshiped my adorable highest entity God, in a different form than that of mine. Due to a different practice of a different kind, I cannot thoroughly comprehend this system of theirs. But seeing it, I am feeling a greater attachment for my own system. God is one. I bow down before His emblem as I see here and offer my prayer to my Lord who has adopted this different emblem so that He may increase my love toward Him in the form that is acceptable for me.”
  8. 8. Appreciating religious diversity “But seeing it, I am feeling a greater attachment for my own system. God is one. I bow down before His emblem as I see here and offer my prayer to my Lord who has adopted this different emblem so that He may increase my love toward Him in the form that is acceptable for me.” – Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura
  9. 9. Diversity is irreducible, but not irreconcilable All religions are not the same; they have the same purpose Eg Traffic rules: India & USA
  10. 10. Approaches To Religion  Exclusivism – The Only Way  Pluralism - All Paths Are Right  Inclusivism – One Way With Many Levels; Progressive
  11. 11. Exclusivist statements Meant to inspire focus, not impose monopoly Eg doctor – confused patient
  12. 12. Pluralist statements Acknowledges lived reality Accommodates people of different mentalities, cultures, levels
  13. 13. Inclusivist statements One path for raising human consciousness from material level to spiritual level
  14. 14. Metaphors for inclusivism Mountain-climbing University Hospital
  15. 15. Put first things first Religion is meant for God; God is not meant for religion Gita 18.66: Focus on purpose, not process

×