There are many paths to God (quotes)

All religions contain truths

  • There is no one true religion, each religion has its truths and there are many paths we can choose to take that will lead us to to God. All religions must be tolerated for every man must get to heaven in his own way. Epictetus
  • For me, the different religions are beautiful flowers from the same garden, or they are branches of the same majestic tree. Therefore, they are equally true, though being received and interpreted through human instruments equally imperfect. Mahatma Gandhi
  • Christian, Jew, Muslim, shaman, Zoroastrian, stone, ground, mountain, river, each has a secret way of being with the mystery, unique and not to be judged. Rumi
  • There is only one religion, though there are a hundred versions of it. George Bernard Shaw
  • Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams – they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do – they all contain truths. Muhammad Ali
  • Tomorrow’s God says that every church is ‘his church,’ and every faith is ‘her faith,’ and every soul is God’s soul, because it shares the same soul with God!  And no person or living thing in the universe stands outside the community of God. Neale Donald Walsch
  • I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit. Kahlil Gibran
  • Religion is like language or dress. We gravitate toward the practices with which we were raised. In the end, though, we are all proclaiming the same thing. That life has meaning. That we are grateful for the power that created us. Dan Brown
  • But in the end all religions tend to point to the same light. In between the light and us, sometimes there are too many rules. Paulo Coelho
  • I am a sort of collector of religions: and the curious thing is that I find I can believe in them all. George Bernard Shaw
  • All religions lead to the same God, and all deserve the same respect. Paulo Coelho
  • I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It’s just that the translations have gone wrong. John Lennon
  • Religion is not an end in itself. One’s union with God is the ultimate goal. There are so many religions because immature people tend to emphasize trivial differences instead of important likenesses. Differences between faiths lie in creeds and rituals rather than religious principles. Peace Pilgrim
  • The whole purpose of religion is to facilitate love and compassion, patience, tolerance, humility, and forgiveness. The Dalai Lama
  • I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world. Mahatma Gandhi
  • The Bible may be the truth but it’s not the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Samuel Butler
  • Every religion emphasizes human improvement, love, respect for others, sharing other people’s suffering. On these lines every religion had more or less the same viewpoint and the same goal. The Dalai Lama
  • Perhaps not one religion contains all of the truth of the world. Perhaps every religion contains fragments of the truth, and it is our responsibility to identify those fragments and piece them together. Christopher Paolini
  • All faiths constitute a revelation of Truth, but all are imperfect and liable to error. Mahatma Gandhi
  • The broad-minded see the truth in different religions; the narrow-minded see only the differences. Chinese Proverbs
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Unfortunately, many religions make all others wrong which leads to conflict, division and even terrible bloodshed

  • Scriptures: the sacred books of our holy religion, as distinguished from the false and profane writings on which all other faiths are based. Ambrose Bierce
  • Religion, to a large extent, became divisive rather than unifying forces. Instead of bringing about an ending of violence and hatred through a realization of the fundamental oneness of all life, they brought more violence and hatred, more divisions between people as well as between different religions and even within the same religion. They became ideologies, belief systems people could identify with and so use them to enhance their false sense of self. Through them, they could make themselves “right” and others “wrong” and thus define their identity through their enemies, the “others,” the “nonbelievers” or “wrong believers” who not infrequently they saw themselves justified in killing. Eckhart Tolle
  • When the stakes are this high – when calling God by the right name can make the difference between eternal happiness and eternal suffering, it is impossible to respect the beliefs of others who don’t believe as you do. Sam Harris
  • If you believe your religion is the Truth, you are using it in the service of the ego. Used in such a way, religion becomes ideology and creates an illusory sense of superiority as well as division and conflict between people. Eckhart Tolle
  • All ideologies are idiotic, whether religious or political, for it is conceptual thinking, the conceptual word, which has so unfortunately divided man. Jiddu Krishnamurti
  • Religion is a tool to bind people together, to strengthen their unity, but like every tool, it can be mismanaged, even used in opposition to the way it should. Deepak Chopra
  • Religion is a broad concept trapped in narrow minds. Colin Bowles
  • The fact is that more people have been slaughtered in the name of religion than for any other single reason. That, my friends, is true perversion! Harvey Milk
  • Most men would kill the truth if truth would kill their religion. Lemuel K. Washburn
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There is not one true spiritual path, but many

  • Each and every master, regardless of the era or the place, heard the call and attained harmony with heaven and earth. There are many paths leading to the top of Mount Fuji, but there is only one summit—love. Morihei Ueshiba
  • God made so many different kinds of people. Why would he allow only one way to serve him? Martin Buber
  • God’s greatest truth is that there is not one way only but many ways Home. There are a thousand paths to God and every one will get you there. Indeed all paths lead to God. This is because there is no other place to go. N. D. Walsch
  • Many paths can lead to understanding and wisdom. Each of us has different needs to address and things worth pursuing over the course of a lifetime. Each of us has to chart our own course, and it has to fit what we are ready for. Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • Now is always evolving. As there are billions of stars, there are billions of steps. As there are billions of souls, there are billions of ways to grow. Jalal Uddin Rumi
  • The Great way has no gate; there are a thousand paths to it. Wu-Men
  • The spiritual journey is individual, highly personal. It can’t be organized or regulated. It isn’t true that everyone should follow one path. Listen to your own truth. Ram Dass
  • There are five billion human beings and in a certain way I think we need five billion different religions. The Dalai Lama
  • There are many paths to enlightenment. Be sure to take one with a heart. Lao Tzu
  • We are all trying to decipher life’s big mysteries, and we’re each following our own paths of enlightenment. Dan Brown
  • God is found in the collection of Many… rather than in the One. Dan Brown
  • Each person is different and each one will reach God by his or her own path. Paulo Coelho
  • Yet know this: there is no such thing as an incorrect path – for on this journey you cannot “not get” where you are going. It is simply a matter of speed—merely a question of when you will get there—yet even that is an illusion, for there is no “when,” neither is there a “before” or “after.” There is only now; an eternal moment of always in which you are experiencing yourself.  Neale Donald Walsch
  • I believe that life is a journey towards God, and that no one has the right to insist that you go a certain road. Pat Buckley
  • I consider myself a student of many religions. The more I learn, the more questions I have. For me, the spiritual quest will be a life- long work in progress. Dan Brown   
  • God enters by a private door into each individual. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • All religions, all this singing, one song. The differences are just illusion and vanity. The sun’s light looks a little different on this wall than it does on that wall, and a lot different on this other one, but it’s still one light. Rumi

No-one owns the copyright to the Truth or to God

  • I refuse to be forced to believe in other people’s interpretations of God. No one person can own the copyright to what God means. Marilyn Manson
  • I believe that life is a journey towards God, and that no one has the right to insist that you go a certain road. Pat Buckley
  • The person who thinks he has found the ultimate truth is wrong. Joseph Campbell
  • There is no truth. Only points of view. Dame Edith Sitwell
  • The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases. Carl Jung
  • God has no religion. Mahatma Gandhi
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Hold your spiritual beliefs lightly and allow others to have their own

  • Do you hold your beliefs lightly or tightly? When I hold them tightly, I arrogantly believe everyone should believe as I do. When I hold them lightly, I appreciate other’s perspectives/points-of-view, even if they may not be mine. The spiritual path is not about trying to get rid of or not have beliefs. It is about holding them lightly because you know that they are simply one perspective among billions. When we cling to a belief, we are stuck. When we hold it lightly we are not stuck… we are free. Michael Jeffreys
  • We are not here to match and homogenize and agree on every point. One size of spirituality does not fit all. We are here to be our divine selves, boldly, passionately, respectfully, to the absolute best of our ability — and this, this is more than enough. Sera Break
  • In order to have faith in his own path, a warrior does not need to prove that someone else’s path is wrong. Paulo Coelho
  • Ours is not a better way, ours is merely another way. Neale Donald Walsch
  • See this world as a free world, and see everyone in it as trying, through their individual experiences, to find their way back to that calling, back to that Source Energy. And even though there are billions of them going about it in a way that is different than you would choose, there’s no right or wrong way. In other words, bless them all, and get on with the only thing you have any power about, which is opening or closing your vortex to your natural state of Well-Being. Abraham-Hicks
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