WHAT IS THE BEST RELIGION?
Spread your prayer mat by conquering your five desires, and you will recognize the true religion (sggs 480).
The Shabad or Naam is the Insignia of the One True Lord. Through the Perfect Guru, the All-Knowing Lord is known.
If someone grasp this thing, there is only one Religion of Truth (sggs 1188
The underlying function or the ultimate objective of any genuine religion is killing of the false ego, that is, attainment of Self-realization. In other words, the purpose of religion is to know the Supreme Truth and man's relationship with Him.
Therefore, a true religion is that which teaches living entities as to what actions will bring them emancipation from material bondage (suffering), and total perfection.
Thus, a religion is not a declaration of such noble objectives, it is an action to fulfill these objectives. In other words, religion is meant to be practical, not theoretical; for it's good to speak wisely, but the best of all is to act wisely (practice). Any religion devoid of this central intention can not be called a religion. It may be called a mundane business, but it certainly can not be called an Eternal Dharma.
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Animal Magnetism — Francis Story.
Subtitled: The Attraction of Spiritual Leaders by Francis Story. This booklet is a good reminder to us, so that we always strive in the right direction. Practice is the only way. Even though faith and devotion to one's teacher can be a positive thing, we must always remember that "an excessive faith is accompanied by corresponding deficiency of wisdom".
Snow in the Summer — Ven. Sayadaw U Jotika.
This book is a compilation of extracts from letters written by Sayadaw U Jotika, a Burmese Buddhist monk, to his Western students ten to fifteen years ago. These letters have been collated under the topics indicated by these chapter headings: Mind, Mindfulness and Meditation; Solitude; Parental Love and Guidance; Life, Living and Death; Learning and Teaching; Value and Philosophy; Friendship, Relationships and Loving-kindness.