Thursday, August 1, 2013

Just going to religious places is not enough



This morning, I received an interesting quote from a friend :


“Anyone who thinks sitting in a church can make you a Christian
must also think that sitting in a garage can make you a car.”
                                                               By ― Garrison Keillor


A person could engage in study of scriptures, or listen to chants, religious hymns or kirtans and spiritual discourses all day long, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that he will change or elevate his consciousness.

In fact, if that is all we are doing, then we are merely entertaining ourselves.

'Gyana' has the power to bring peace, but only if it is applied practically.

Keeping a medicine in the closet will not cure the disease unless we use it.

One can not gain any health benefits just by becoming a member of a health club, or by watching others exercise.

Similarly, how can we become spiritual just by becoming a member of a church, temple, or any religious place of our choice?

Religious places, spiritual scriptures and teachers offer us guidance and help us
to rise above.

But we have to walk the path ourselves. No one else can.

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