|While much has
been said to support this view, it remains a generalization that is not as specific as its
proponents would like to believe. It reflects a noble sentiment, a powerful intuition, and
a seeking for peace, but it is often pushed so far that it inhibits clear thinking. It can
end up equating teachings superficially, mixing up doctrines of different sorts, and
recognize human religious aspiration in all its forms is not necessarily to equate these
forms or to make them the same. While it is crucial that we unify all religions, this
cannot be done by pretending that religions are already one.
To discover the real unity behind religion and behind all
life is a much greater endeavor that requires a tremendous inquiry and deep examination
until we arrive at the core of Truth hidden behind the veil of forms and dogmas.
Some may argue that, though there are differences between religions which can be quite
major, it is better to emphasize their common factors, however limited they may be, in
order to gradually bring them together.