What is Religion?

A religion is:
A set of beliefs and practices generally organized around supernatural and moral claims, and often codified as prayer, ritual and law. Religion also encompasses ancestral or cultural traditions, writings, history, and mythology.. The term "religion"refers to both the personal practices related to communal faith and to group rituals and communication stemming from shared conviction. Rev. Dr. John Rodgers, noted New Age authority,  defines religion simply as: "philosophy combined with ritual magic.

What is Spirituality?

Spirituality is NOT religious practice:
According to Sahaj Marg (a form of Raja Yoga) spirituality begins where religion ends. While the basic education of a person can be undertaken by religion,   further development at what may be termed adulthood, can only be offered by spirituality. Religion enforces an externalization of the mind in man's search for God. Mysticism or spirituality internalize the search and direct the mind to the core of consciousness where the search should really commence. God is not something external , we are within him and we are part of  Him.  Spirituality, therefore, focuses man's attention on the divinity radiating in one's own being, which is the result of the presence of the Creator within us. With this idea in mind we are then able to bring our consciousness to a level of awareness of God. All that spirituality requires of us to do is to surrender our ego to God with love.

What is Religious Freedom?

Religious freedom means you can:

Believe, worship and witness as you wish

Obey your religion as long as it does not oppress others.

Change your beliefs or religion

Adopt ideas from other faiths and make them your own

Associate freely with others to express your beliefs

 

Religious freedom does not mean you can:

Compel other to act according to your beliefs

Harm or oppress those who do not agree with your beliefs

Violate the law when it does not agree with your beliefs

 

 
World religions

BUDDHISM

CHRISTIANITY

HINDUISM

ISLAM

JUDAISM

NEW AGE

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WICCA

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