Spirit of Religion

In thy heart is God, why seek Him elsewhere?

Truth is higher than everything: but higher still is True Living. Not in repeating mantras is religion, he who sees the One in all is religious. Religion is not in wandering to tombs, nor to places of cremation! Religion is not in exterior postures – asanas – of contemplation, religion is not making pilgrimages to foreign places, religion is not bathing in rivers or temple-baths!

He who abideth pure amidst the world’s temptation – he hath known the spirit of Religion!



Source: Sat Sandesh / November 1969.