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Are you sure you are right?

Are you sure you are right?

Most people believe they are good and act accordingly in their daily lives. Unfortunately, a lot of us from time to time fall into a trap. When our noble self gives control to our ego, or when we approach something from a place of fear instead of love, sometimes we rationalize things in our heads. That is when we get in trouble. Instead of investigating the facts and making sure we have all the truth our ego tells us we are right! Because of this, there is a lot of division in the world. Maybe if we can be more sincere with ourselves, and work on seeing things from different perspectives we can come to a more accurate conclusion that will be better for ourselves and everyone else.

“…the present Dalai Lama has said, “I maintain that every religion of the world — Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Sikhism, Taoism, Zoroastrianism — has similar ideas of love, the same goal of benefiting humanity through spiritual practices, and the same effects of making their followers into better human beings. Differences of dogma may be ascribed to differences of time and circumstances as well as cultural influences.” To very many people today this kind of pluralistic outlook seems much more realistic and believable than the dogma of the unique superiority of one’s own religion, whichever that may be.”  John Hick