All religions are precious stones strung on the golden thread of Divinity.
All religions conserve the eternal values. False religions do not exist.
All religions are necessary; all religions fulfill their mission in life.
It is absurd to state that our neighbor’s religion is useless and that only ours is authentic. If the neighbor’s religion is not good then my religion is not good either because the values are always the same.
It is stupid to state that the religion of the indigenous tribes of America is idolatry because they too have the right to say that our religion is idolatry. If we laugh at them, they can also laugh at us. If we say that they adore or that they adored idols, then they too can say that we adore idols.
We cannot discredit the religion of others without discrediting ours as well because the principles are always the same. All religions have the same principles.
Under the sun, every religion is born, grows, develops, multiplies into many sects, and dies. This is how it has always been and will always be.
Religious principles never die. The religious forms can die, but the religious principles, in other words, the eternal values, can never die. They continue; they are re-dressed with new forms.
Religion is inherent to life in the same manner that humidity is to water.
There are profoundly religious people who do not belong to any religious form.
People without religion are conservative and reactionary by nature. Only religious people can achieve the revolution of the dialectic.
There is no reason that justifies religious wars like those that have occurred in Ireland. It is absurd to classify others as unfaithful, heretics, or pagans because of the simple fact that they do not belong to our religion.
The sorcerer, who in the heart of the African jungles exercises his priesthood before the tribe of cannibals, as well as the aristocratic Christian archbishop who officiates in the metropolitan cathedrals of London, Paris, or Rome, rest on the same principles. The only thing that varies is the structure of their religion.
Jesus, the Divine Rabbi of Galilee, taught all human beings the path of the Truth and the revolution of the dialectic.
The Truth was made flesh within Jesus. The Truth will become flesh within every human being who achieves Integral Revolution.
If we study religions, if we perform a comparative study of religions, we will then find the worship of Christ within all of them. The only thing that varies is the name given to Christ.
The Divine Rabbi of Galilee has the same attributes as Zeus, Apollo, Krishna, Quetzalcoatl, Lao-Tse, Fu-Xi the Chinese Christ, Buddha, etc.
One remains astonished when one carries out a comparative study of religions because all of these sacred religious personages that personify Christ are born on the 24th of December at 12 o’clock midnight.
All of these sacred personages are children of immaculate conceptions. All of them are born by the deed and grace of the Holy Spirit. All of them are born from Virgins who are immaculate before childbirth, within childbirth, and after childbirth.
The poor and unknown Hebrew woman Mary, mother of the adorable Savior Jesus the Christ, received the same attributes and cosmic powers as that of the Goddess Isis, Juno, Demeter, Ceres, Vesta, Maia, Adonia, Insobertha, Rea, Cybele, Tonantzin, etc.
All of these feminine deities always represent the Divine Mother, the Eternal Cosmic Feminine Principle.
Christ is always the child of the Divine Mother. Worship of the Divine Mother is rendered by all the holy religions.
Mary is fecundated by the Holy Spirit. Tradition narrates that the Third Logos in the shape of a dove, fecundated the immaculate womb of Mary.
The dove is always a phallic symbol. Let us remember Peristhera, nymph of the court of Venus, who was transformed into a dove by love.
Among the Chinese, the Christ is Fu-Xi, the Chinese Christ who is miraculously born by the action and grace of the Holy Spirit: While a virgin named Hoa-Se walked on the river bank, she placed her foot on the footstep of the Great Man. Immediately she was affected emotionally seeing herself surrounded by a marvelous splendor and her womb became with child. After twelve years had gone by, on the fourth day of the tenth Moon, at midnight, Fu-Xi was born. He was named Fu-Xi in the memory of the river on whose river bank he was conceived.
In Ancient Mexico, Christ is Quetzalcoatl, the Messiah and transformer of the Toltecs: One day, while Chimalmat was alone with her two sisters, a messenger from heaven appeared to her. Upon seeing him the frightened sisters died. When Chimalmat heard from the angel’s mouth that she would conceive a boy, the conception of Quetzalcoatl (the Mexican Christ) took place instantly, even though Chimalmat had not been with a male.
Among the Japanese, the Christ is Amida, who by praying for all sinners intercedes before the Supreme Goddess Ten-Sic-Dai-Tain. Amida, the Japanese Christ of the Shinto Religion, is the one who has the powers to open the doors of Gokuraku - Paradise.
The German Eddas mention the Khristos, the God of their theogony, who similarly to Jesus was born on the 24th of December at midnight; the same occured with Odin, Wotan, and Belen.
When one studies the Gospel of Krishna the Hindu Christ, one is astonished upon discovering the same Gospel of Jesus. However, Krishna was born many centuries before Jesus.
Devaki, the Hindu virgin, conceived Krishna by the action and grace of the Holy Spirit. The child-God Krishna was transported to the stable of Nanden and the gods and angels came to adore him. The life, passion, and death of Krishna are similar to that of Jesus.
It is worthwhile to study all religions. The comparative study of religions leads one to comprehend that all religions conserve the eternal values, that no religion is false, that all are true.
All religions talk about the soul, about Heaven, Hell, etc. The principles are always the same.
The Averno was the Hell among the Romans. The Tartarus was the Hell among the Greeks. The Avitchi is Hell among the Hindus, etc.
The Olympus was Heaven among the Romans and Greeks. Each religion has its Heaven.
When the religion of the Romans terminated, when it degenerated, the priests then became soothsayers, jugglers, etc. Nonetheless, the eternal principles did not die. Those principles were dressed with the new religious form of Christianity.
The pagan priests, denominated Augur, Druid, Flamen, Hierophant, Dionysus and Sacrificer, were re-baptized in Christianity with the sacred titles of Clergy, Pastors, Prelates, Pope, Annointed, Abbot, Theologian, etc.
The Sibyls, Vestals, Druidesses, Popesses, Deaconesses, Menades, Pythonesses, etc. in Christianity were denominated as Novices, Abbesses, Canonesses, Superior Prelates, Reverends, Sisters, and Nuns.
The Gods, Demigods, Titans, Goddesses, Sylphids, Cyclops, and Messengers of the gods of ancient religions were re-baptized with the names of Angels, Archangels, Seraphim, Powers, Virtues, Thrones, etc.
If the gods were adored in antiquity, they are also adored now, except with different names.
Religious forms change according to the historical times and the races. Each race needs its special religious form.
People need religion. People without religion are in fact totally barbarian, cruel, and pitiless.
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