Why Do We Fight Over a Name of God? All Religions Are Part of One Tree of Life

Shri Mataji“Gandhi Ji said that all religions are equal, means the tattwa (essence, principle) of all the religions is the same. 

You should understand this. The energy which flows inside the tree goes everywhere, it goes into the roots, in the trunk, into the leaves, flowers and then it goes back. It does not get attached to any place.

This type of love which is unconditional, which is detached, is a power. In that power, a principle is working out everywhere, the same way.

One principle is working out in every religion.
And that, to the point, the simple principle is just that, when Dharmà (the righteous way of living) gets manifested within ourselves, when we get nourished by the principle of any dharmà, when we fully establish the tattwa within ourselves, then we can get our evolution.”

Shri Mataji, 1978-0203, Translated from Hindi

“I laugh within myself when someone objects that Rama or the chanting of Ramanama is for the Hindus only, how can Muslims therefore take part in it?

Is there one God for the Muslims and another for the Hindus, Paris or Christians?

No, there is only one omnipotent and omnipresent God. He is named variously and we remember Him by the name which is most familiar to us.

My Rama, the Rama of our prayers is not the historical Rama, the son Dasharatha, the King of Ayodhya. He is the eternal, the unborn, the one without a second. Him alone I worship. His aid alone I see, and so should you. He belongs equally to all.

I, therefore, see no reason why a Muslim or anybody should object to taking His name. But he is in no way bound to recognize God as Ramanama. He may utter to himself Allah or Khuda so as not to mar the harmony of the sound.”

(Mahatma Gandhi*, 28-4-1946, p111)

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