Religion vs. Universal Laws — this is not a post designed to condemn any religion or faith, but it might kill some holy cows that can stand in our way of understanding the laws of the universe.
A few days ago, as I was coming home from my “JOB”, the header of my blog popped into my mind, and I was thinking, “What if people really understood the difference between religion and universal laws?” What was amazing to me was that when I was looking for something to update my status on Facebook, I stumbled over this next quote:
“If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.” ~Dalai Lama~
And what Dalia Lama said resonated with my thoughts that I had just on my way home. By this I do not mean that I do not belief in God or a Higher Being, or whatever you name the Creator of the universe.
So let us have a look at religion vs the universal laws.
This is what Wikipedia says about religion:
“Religion is a collection of cultural systems, belief systems, and worldviews that establishes symbols that relate humanity to spirituality and, sometimes, to moral values. Many religions have narratives, symbols, traditions and sacred histories that are intended to give meaning to life or to explain the origin of life or the universe. They tend to derive morality, ethics, religious laws or a preferred lifestyle from their ideas about the cosmos and human nature.”
What are universal laws on the other hand?
“The universal law concept means that universal laws can’t go astray. Therefore, universal laws concept contains neither the better nor the bad in them. They are not relative concepts, but absolutes, such as the law of gravity.”
My intention is not to go deep into religion, but to explain why the Dalai Lama says “… you can survive without it”, or in my own words, “you can be successful in life without it”.
Let’s look at an example to make it better understandable to everyone.
If 3 people stand on a high building (100 feet high), the one is a religious or spiritual person the other one is an atheist and the other one is a small child that does not understand the law of gravity, and all of them jump off from that building, is it possible that the next things will happen?
The religious or spiritual person will float to the ground, have a soft landing and walk away?
The atheist will fall to death because he does not believe in God?
The little child will also float to the ground, have a soft landing and walk away because he does not know about the law of gravity?
The answer to my question, of course, is a big NO. No matter if you are a religious/spiritual person, an atheist, or a child that does not know about the same law of gravity, it is applicable to you and everyone else. You will fall to the ground at the same speed and likely die, or at least do some pretty serious breaking of bones.
And that is why I say you can be successful in life without religion. Don’t think that I do not believe in God, because I do. The point that I want to make is that too many people say the Law of Attraction does not work, or it just works for some people.
No, the law is always working. Bop Proctor says that in The Secret, and I just explained it to you in a simple form. If you are a believer or not, or know about it or not, it works no matter what, and it is working every day in your life. That is why, if an atheist writes down his dreams and goals, does his self talk every day, and applies all the other success principles, he will be successful in life the same as a person that does not know about this law but still have his dreams and goals. That person will also be successful. But if a religious or spiritual person focuses on all the negative things in the world and does not write down his goals and dreams, or do a self talk, etc., he will stay poor even though he knows God and goes to church every week.
I so agree with this statement of Charles Fillmore, one of the founders of the Unity Church:
“It is a sin to be poor.” ~Charles Fillmore~
If you apply the universal laws, you don’t have to be poor, and you can live out the life that God planned for you on earth, and this is to do good for God, the world, your neighbor, and yourself.
I hope I could put some clarity on religion versus the universal laws and that I could get some holy cows out of the way for you.
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