Jnana-Yoga : - 1-15.



CHAPTER  : I - THE NECESSITY OF RELIGION-15.

The religious ideals of the future must embrace all that exists in the world and is good and great, and, at the same time, have infinite scope for future development.

All that was good in the past must be preserved; and the doors must be kept open for future additions to the already existing store.

Religions must also be inclusive and not look down with contempt upon one another because their particular ideals of Cod are different.

In my life I have seen a great many spiritual men, a great many sensible persons, who did not believe in God at all that is to say, not in our sense of the word.
Perhaps they understood God better than we can ever do.

The Personal idea of God or the Impersonal, the Infinite, Moral Law, or the Ideal Man — these all have to come under the definition of religion.

And when religions have become thus broadened, their power for good will have increased a hundredfold. Religions, having tremendous power in them, have often done more injury to the world than good, simply on account of their narrowness and limitations.

Swami Vivekananda
To be continued  ...

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