Saturday, 17 November 2018

UNITY IN DIVERSITY



Many of us talk about ‘Unity in diversity’ but how many of us understand the magnanimity of it.  
Can you notice something unique in the picture here? Look closely.

Yes it’s a temple that’s decorated with flowers, lamps and lights. The highlight is the most magnificent co-existence of two religions in one temple. Isn’t it?

This is the temple adorning the home of a dear friend of mine who happens to be a Muslim.  How passionately and intricately she’s done it up for Diwali!    

Well I am a Hindu by birth. However in my heart my religion is Humanity. I totally resonate with what Mahatma Gandhi said, “The essence of all religions is one. Only their approaches are different.”

A special acknowledgment here to my grandfather who was instrumental in my learning to expand my levels of acceptance and broaden my horizon.

I’ve often visited mosques, churches, & gurudwaras, besides visiting temples, and all with equal fervour. Yet my friend’s temple touched something deep within me. It is indeed a large generous heart that magnanimously accommodates and showcases two religions in her temple. This is the soul that understands ‘Unity in diversity’ and its immense power. Many of us may talk about it but how many of us live it in action?

If we look at this scientifically, it is a known fact that our bodies are made of atoms & molecules. Quantum physicists have discovered that atoms are made up of vortices of energy that are constantly spinning and vibrating, each one radiating its own unique energy signature. This means we human beings are made of vortices of energy and vibration, which cannot possibly have fixed boundaries. That means our energy field doesn’t end with the seeming boundary of our body. It extends beyond that. Now can you see how our energy fields are overlapping with the energy fields of others, thereby connecting us all to each other energetically at cellular level? 

Can the atoms, molecules & energy vortices of a Hindu be different from those of a Muslim, Christian, Jew, Buddhist, Sikh or an Atheist?

So what is the role of the religion we are born into? Probably it provides us more inherited information about that religion and the practices around it. But that is only our conditioning and  maybe also our comfort zone. That is not who we intrinsically are. Shouldn't we be seeing a person as the human he /she is, instead of judging them by their religion? Isn’t it time we learn to look beyond all these man-made boundaries of religion, color, caste, nationality, status, gender…..

The ultimate truth is that we are all inherently interconnected not just to each other but to every being and everything in existence. It is time to experience that interconnectedness and oneness.

Food for thought guys…..


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