The Empowered Soul
The information connectedness that we experience with computers is a small sample of the potent connections we can make with our empowered soul.
The empowered soul experiences universal connection with all beings. Becoming aware of this unifying force can help us realize our essential unity. Walls of division separate people.
One Message Runs Through All Faiths
It was the followers of the great saints, mystics and prophets who organized their teachings into a religion.
Most often, we become a member of a religion based on our parents' beliefs. A Hindu infant who is orphaned and who is later adopted by a Christian may become Christian.
Similarly, the way we live is dictated by the peculiarities of the region we live in. Many people worship God through prayer. But the way they pray is different. In some warm climates, it is customary to remove shoes before entering a holy place; in colder climates, going barefoot may be impractical.
Over time, customs that originate for climatic reasons become sanctified and become part of religious law. People tend to use those differences as a basis for prejudice and hatred.
Another dividing factor is language.When people in different religions use different words for the same concept, it becomes an excuse for thinking the other religion is not as good as one's own. Each religion has its own name for God, based on the language or culture in which the religion originated.
God is Allah to Muslims, Wahe Guru to Sikhs, Paramatma to Hindus, God to Christians. Whichever the language, the words refer to the same God. Yet we make these language differences a source of contention and separation. We forget that God existed before language was created.
By drawing boundaries we limit ourselves. The soul, however is limitless.
There is a unifying force beyond the physical plane connecting all life.
It is only at the human level that we make divisions. The soul is a part of the Creator.
For us to be able to truly understand ourselves, we need to recognize all the divisions as walls that surround our true self. These walls keep us from truth.
Sant Darshan Singh spoke of Oneness:
"What does it matter if I am called a man, In truth I am the very soul of Love. The entire earth is my home and the universe my country."
Through lack of self-know-ledge, we create separation. Through our soul, we can experience connectedness and create more peace and harmony among the inhabitants of this planet.