Why Religion and conflicts? Sadhguru.

Religion today has been reduced to a belief system. Once you start believing in something which is not yet a reality for you, you are bound to get into a conflict with somebody else because somebody else is bound to believe in something else. As long as people believe in something, conflict is inevitable.

Once people believe what they believe is important, naturally they will try to impose it on other people. People will not call it imposition. They will call it “saving others from ignorance.” But others will get hurt because any impostion hurts.

When someone resists, other methods will be used to coerce them, be it financial aid or threat by violence or anything imaginable. All these simply because one believes in something, and someone else in another.

Religion is not about belief systems. They all started as a method to turn inwards. Inward means it has something to do with individual, and nothing to do with someone else. But when people try to organise this inward step, naturally it gets distorted.

Religion cannot be done on the street. It can only be done within you. If you become truly religious, you must be beyond any kind of conflict, both within and outside. That is the whole crux of the religion.

But today religion means conflict. If people utter the word religion, they are talking generally in terms of conflict. This is because people have reduced an inward step into a set of beliefs.

Because if people have to take an inward step, they have to transform themselves. If people have to believe something, then there is no need for transformation. People can do whatever nonsense they want, and still believe god is up in the heaven.

The crudest, cruelest people have always been talking about god. All the warmongers have been talking about god. And god has been helping them.

The moment you believe something, you have a new kind of confidence. Confidence without clarity. Thats the biggest problem. When idiots become very confident, the world is in danger.

An intelligent person is constantly hesitating with life. With every steps, he wonders whether what he is doing is okay or not. But a fool has absolute confidence, and when his stupidity gets stamped by god, thats it. No looking back. He just can go on doing the most idiotic things, without any problem about it.

The very nature of intelligence is such that if you do something stupid today, tonight your very intelligence will bother you, “why did i do this?” But if you get god’s stamp on your stupidity, you dont have to turn back and see.

You can do grossest things on the planet, and not bother about it, and feel very proud that you are anyway going to go to heaven because you did all these nonsense. There is no experiential knowledge. You are just believing something.

Once you believe something, your beliefs and somebody else beliefs is bound to clash somewhere. The conflict in the world is not between good and evil, please see this. some people may claim it but its not true. It is always one mans belief versus another man’s belief.

So religion has become a problem because we have reduced it into just a set of beliefs. If it was experientially true that you really felt god, then could there be conflict? There is no such possibility.

But because you are growing from belief system, you are not willing to make the effort of going beyond what you have gathered from others and looking at life by yourself. That is why there is conflict.

If you do not know, there will be no conflict. If you know, there will be no conflict at all. But when you pretend to know, there is bound to be a conflict. Sadhguru.

There are many idiots in the world, committing atrocities in the name of god.
This message should go into the heads of as many as possible. Please share.

The essence of spirituality, of true seeking, needs to be brought back into the religions. Otherwise, things will continue as it is, and even get worse. As with degeneration everywhere, religions are not in hands of right people, who unites, not divides.
My understanding and clarity comes from him.

The video to go with it.

And the blog article from isha foundation.

http://www.ishafoundation.org/blog/sadhguru/masters-words/no-more-of-gods-soldiers/

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