by Morley Evans
Jesus answered: “Man does not live by bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.” (Matthew 4:4)
Be you Taoist, Confucian, Hindu, Sikh, Jain, Muslim, Jew, Buddhist or Christian, you must feed your soul — you must practice. Swami Vivekananda taught that all roads lead to Rome and that every religion is a path to salvation that was established by one great teacher or another to help each pilgrim in the journey he or she embarked upon from the moment of birth.
To use another metaphor: religions serve soul food.
Wolves lurk here and there along the way, ready to ambush the unwary and lead them away to doom. Some are tempted away by temporal rewards by wealth, fame, popularity and power. Many wolves wear sheep’s clothing. They reveal themselves only when they are ready to devour their victims. The world is indeed a dangerous place. Beware of power structures and authority figures. The most respectable are sometimes the least respectable.
All religions point to a greater reality than what everyone encounters in daily life. All religions recommend helping someone who has less, someone who occupies a lower social station. No religion advocates conquest and plunder of the weak by the strong.
Everyone must seek the way to salvation.
reprinted from Fitness Health Happiness