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THE UNITY OF RELIGION AND
factor is non-violence and its sister principle of non-interference whereby we allow
others freedom to discover Truth. Through these principles all the various behavior of
human beings can be brought into harmony. True religious tolerance does not consist
of reducing all religions to a single mold but of allowing the full range of human
religions experience to flower without the control of any overriding dogma, hierarchy or
institution in the external world.
This allows us to
transcend religion and does not place us under the rule of any organization. Religion is
only an aid in our own Self-realization and when it becomes an end-in-itself it loses its
validity. We should make human beings subject neither to one religion not to all
religions. Rather we should make religion subordinate to the Self of all creatures. We
should not seek to make all religions good when religion itself is not the goal and when
some religions can be harmful. We should see religions for what they are and discover the
truth of what we are, in which all religions, indeed all worlds, are but our shadow.