ARE ALL RELIGIONS REALLY TEACHING THE SAME THING?

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“Isn’t this idea offensive to many adherents of different faiths and sects who believe they are following the only ‘real’ teaching?”
Ramakrishna - All Faiths are One

First of all, I would say that they are right, they are following the only ‘real’ teaching. Because there’s only one real teaching – just different ways of expressing it.

Here’s an example of what I mean: When Jesus tells his followers that the “only way to the Father is through me”, it’s absolutely true! But this is not because Christianity has an exclusive path to God. It’s because the Level of Being that the Bible calls “Father” can only be attained through the Level it calls “Son”. The ‘Son’ symbolizes the Mediator between the highest divine state and this material world, and this means that we are connected to God only through this very high Level of Being which is represented in Christianity by the Christ. You can’t get around it.

But needless to say, there are countless other “Father and Son” stories in the various traditions – Abraham and Isaac, Uranos and Cronos – as well as “Mother and Daughter” stories like Demeter and Persephone. They are all teaching the very same inner Truth.

St. Augustine

Even St. Augustine said, “That which today is called the Christian religion existed among the ancients and has never ceased to exist from the origin of the human race until the time when Christ himself came and men began to call ‘Christian’ the true religion which already existed beforehand.

Carl Jung

All inner spiritual teaching, whatever the Tradition, is aimed at preparing the eye of the soul to open, so that Divine Light can enter and we will be able to ‘see’ Realityabove our sense perceptions, above our foolish prejudices, above our narcissistic ‘reason’. This actual preparation, however, is precisely what is missing from our modern versions of religion. “With a truly tragic delusion,” Carl Jung noted, “these theologians fail to see that it is not a matter of proving the existence of the light, but of blind people who do not know that their eyes could see. It is high time we realized that it is pointless to praise the light and preach it if nobody can see it. It is much more needful to teach people the art of seeing.”

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