Religion for Ramakrishna Paramahansa

“I have practised all religions—Hinduism, Islam, Christianity—and I have also followed the paths of the different Hindu sects. I have found that it is the same God toward whom all are directing their steps, though along different paths. You must try all beliefs and traverse all the different ways once. Wherever I look, I see men quarrelling in the name of religion—Hindus, Mohammedans, Brahmos, Vaishnavas, and the rest. But they never reflect that He who is called Krishna is also called Siva, and bears the name of the Primal Energy, Jesus, and Allah as well—the same Rama with a thousand names…”

Ramakrishna Paramahansa, was great believer in equality of all religion. He has practiced and followed Hinduism, Islam and Christianity in his life time.

RamaKrishna Paramahamsa

In 1861, he accepted Bhairavi Brahmani.

In 1865, Ramakrishna get the knowledge of Advaita Vedanta, the Hindu philosophy which emphasizes non-dualism.

In 1986, he adopted Islam and start practices as true Muslim with five times Namaz.

In 1873, he started the practice of Christianity.

He realizes that there are differences among religions in the manner they preaches and practice but in spite of these  differences, all religions lead to the same ultimate goal of humanity and spirituality. All religions lead to the same God name it as Ram, Allah or Jesus.

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Swami Vivekananda on religion

In trying to practice religion, eighty percent of people turn cheat and about fifteen percent go mad; only the remaining five attain the immediate knowledge of the infinite Truth.

Surprised!! Shocked? 

May be you will surprised and shocked or may be you think this how the world behaves. Surely  this thought might demotivate and depress you to pursue the religion.You might decide not to practice it with such negative environment.

But there is no more miserable excuse for inaction than our claim to be weak and unworthy. We are not here to do nothing. He asked us to do something at least, to make some little effort, even if we are old, sick, burdened with dependents and and worldly duties, hopelessly poor or hopelessly rich. He reminds us that true renunciation is mental not necessarily physical.

Practice religion from your heart, mind not necessarily physically.