Wednesday, July 7, 2021

It’s possible for us to have several spiritual roots

 It’s possible for us to have several spiritual roots. To me, Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism and all religions belong to the spiritual heritage of humankind. We can profit from all of these traditions. We should not confine ourselves to just one tradition. If you love mangoes, you are free to continue to eat mangoes, but no one forbids you to eat pineapples and oranges. You don’t betray your mango when you eat a pineapple. It would be narrow-minded to enjoy only mango, when there are so many different fruits in the world. Spiritual traditions are like spiritual fruits, and you have the right to enjoy them. It’s possible to enjoy two traditions, to take the best of two traditions and live with them. That’s what I envision for the future, that we remove the barriers between different spiritual traditions.

- Thich Nhat Hanh
Via Thich Nhat Hanh Gems

April Maynard:
I completely agree. Religion is stories that have been handed down in each separate culture. But the messages are basically the same. Be a good person, lead with love, don’t allow yourself to be harmed or abused.
Just speaking on face value, there are so many intricate parts to the different religions.

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