Tuesday, August 16, 2011
If it sounds contradicting Authenticity and Believe,
There is a very thin line between Believe and Orthodoxy. If we follow a “School Of Thought”, and go by its authentic sources of knowledge, this is enlightenment and knowledge seeking. On the other hand if we blindly follow leaders, rituals, culture, social practices and paint it with religion, i call it orthodoxy. Often we say “This is our religious practice”, however no where in Authentic sources of religious teachings it exists.
There are many social practices which are through generations and we practice it in the name of religion. By Authenticity in Believe, i mean –> Going Back to the Divine guidelines in authentic books and analyzing it with logic and reasoning. Whether our practices are in line with our basic teachings or not. Also do not confuse it with higher mental consciousness or spirituality as these are the experiences attained by self introspection.
On Layer1, there exists the references (Vedas, Quran, Hadith, Bible, Testaments) to refer. On Layer2 comes the implementation of teachings on personal level. On Layer3 comes the social upliftment using individual moral building. On Layer4 exists the environment which supports virtues and truth. On Layer5, a higher consciousness exists, we call it Man-God relation or Spiritual attainment,
We can achieve these layers. These layers are dependent on each other for complete sustainability, otherwise it fails often. One May attain a level or two on personal basis. But. Is this guarantees humanity as a whole?