Monday, 28 October 2013

Unity in diversity

 Unity in Diversity

What do I mean by the idea of a universal religion?  I do not mean any one universal philosophy, or any one universal mythology, or any one universal ritual, held alike by all; for I know that this word must go on working, wheel within wheel, this intricate mass of machinery, most complex, most wonderful. What can we do then? We can make it run smoothly, we can lessen the friction, we can grease the wheels as it were. How? By recognising the natural necessity of diversity. Just as we have recognised unity by our very nature, so we must also recognise diversity. We must learn that truth maybe  recognised in a hundred thousand ways, and that each of these ways is true as far as it goes. We must learn that the same thing can be viewed from a hundred different standpoints, and yet be the same thing.

Swami Vivekananda

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