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THE UNITY OF RELIGION AND UNITY
there are many paths to Truth, all paths do not lead to Truth. There are many paths that
lead to falsehood. Nor do all paths that lead to Truth go all the way, some stop short. Of
the paths that lead to Truth some are direct, while others are convoluted and take many
detours. A path can only take us in the direction that it leads and as far as it goes.
This means a religious teaching that does not recognize the higher Truth of religion,
which is Self-realization, cannot lead us there but has to be abandoned along the way.
A superficial sense of the unity religions fails to set up a universal standard of Truth
and makes Truth relative to one's religion, even when religious doctrines an practices are
different or contrary. It gives the impression that Truth is merely a matter of religious
belief and that whatever is done in the name of religion is right, however diverse or
apparently contradictory these practices may be.