The Truth behind all religions is basically the same.
Religions are like languages, they have been cross-culturally designed to convey and physically translate thought patterns that float around in the Human Psyche.
The differences between human languages actually inspires curiosity inside of us.
When we encounter somebody who belongs to another culture, race or language group than our own; most humans by default get curious about the culture/language of the other one.
So we ask things like: “How do you say ‘Hello, How are you?’ in your language”?
We ask certain things like that because we expect by default that the exact same sentence or the meaning of the words, have to be available as well in the other’s language.
What we tend to forget is that cultures differ and that all languages have been evolved to serve the whims and desires of the people that speak the language.
An uncontacted tribe living in the Amazon rain forest will probably not have words in their languages for concepts like highways, refrigerators, airplanes, automobiles, banks, computers or whatever other technological invention seems normal to us.
All languages evolve with the group of people it originated at.
But we still expect to be able to communicate with other people once we have learned their language…
Why do we do that? Why do we expect to understand somebody else better when we have learned their language?
Because we know deep down inside that the source of all language is the exact same and that almost everything can be translated.
We believe that the whole of mankind is the same, from the same and in the end believes the same.
At the core and foundation of all languages lies the same human mind.
But when it comes to religion we all of a sudden create a huge barrier between the different tribes.
All of a sudden we humans aren’t the same at all anymore.
Even though religions evolved for the exact same reason and in the exact same way as languages did.
The two are almost inseparable, there is no language without religion and there is no religion without language.
The base of all languages is the understanding of our own nature, the base of all religion is the understanding of our own nature.
Just like language, religion has evolved to serve the whims and desires of the tribe it originated with.
But as all human beings are the same at their foundation, wouldn’t it be a logical conclusion that even religions can be translated into other religions just like languages can be translated into other languages.
It is not wise to speak French in China is it?
In the same way it is not wise to be a Muslim in Europe or a Christian in Saudi-Arabia.
The environment has to fit the religious narrative, if it doesn’t the religion will perish.
Islam in Europe will never last for example, the longer Muslims stay in Europe the more European they will become.
They will revert to “disbelief” eventually, as most of them already have.
The generic Western Muslim is only a Muslim during the month of Ramadan, the other 11 months of the year they are full-blown sinners.
They don’t pray 5 times a day, they barely ever pray, they don’t attend friday prayers, shave their beards, fornicate, use drugs, drink alcohol, go clubbing, smoke shisha/weed and cigarettes, watch pornography and even when Ramadan hits the clock; most Muslims in Western countries remain stuck.
They will fail either during Ramadan or immediately after Ramadan, whatever the case may be… in the West Islam will cease to be.
It will follow the exact same road as Christianity.
The religious fervor of the Church is long gone.
What does all of this have to do with all religions being the same, you might think…
Well, it doesn’t have anything to do with that but it shows that religions just like languages have been designed for certain times and places only.
You won’t ever find a strong Hindu community outside of India.
As soon as the Motherland has been left, the Hindu religion will be swept.
The Hindu Vedic religion is bound to the land of India and the power of it’s ancient languages and historical cultural practices.
But just because religions only serve their own cultural communities, doesn’t mean that there is no truth in them.
For the truth has been revealed to all tribes across the world and the funny thing is that many religions themselves emphasize this.
وَلَقَدْ أَرْسَلْنَا رُسُلًا مِّن قَبْلِكَ مِنْهُم مَّن قَصَصْنَا عَلَيْكَ وَمِنْهُم مَّن لَّمْ نَقْصُصْ عَلَيْكَ ۗ وَمَا كَانَ لِرَسُولٍ أَن يَأْتِيَ بِآيَةٍ إِلَّا بِإِذْنِ اللَّهِ ۚ فَإِذَا جَاءَ أَمْرُ اللَّهِ قُضِيَ بِالْحَقِّ وَخَسِرَ هُنَالِكَ الْمُبْطِلُونَ – 40:78
“And We have already sent messengers before you (Muhammad). Among them are those [whose stories] We have related to you, and among them are those [whose stories] We have not related to you. And it was not for any messenger to bring a sign [or verse] except by permission of Allah. So when the command of Allah comes, it will be concluded in truth, and the falsifiers will thereupon lose [all].”
– Al Qur’an 40:78
Divine revelation and Heavenly Inspiration is something for all times and for all people and tribes.
But if one tribe claims to have the ultimate truth over all others you should be weary of them and be very skeptical about things they’ll say with absolute certainty.
Because somebody that believes in Absolute Truth is a fool.
Absolute Truth is not something you believe in, but something you know and not mentally, but Spiritually.
One of the most mystical beings this Earth has ever seen, we nowadays refer to as Jesus Christ, said the following:
“Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”
– John 3:5
The Truth can only be experienced and Human Beings that have experienced the Truth and lived to tell about it are whom we call the Enlightened Beings of all religions.
For example Jesus, Muhammad, Moses, Buddha, Nanak, Mahavira, Lao Tzu or Manu…
Yes, religion should be practiced on their level and not treated as a mere article of faith.
If you want to learn a new language perfectly you’ll have to start thinking, speaking and cursing in that language which is the ultimate comprehension of anything.
When you want to experience the Divine about which all religions speak then you have to actually start becoming like the Divine.
You have to become One and the Same.
Behind all religions and languages there is One Single Truth.
One Single World viewed upon through countless different lenses, all looking at the exact same thing but speaking and thinking about it in different words.
एकं सद्विप्रा बहुधा वदन्ति
“The Truth is One, but the Wise Sages call it by different Names”
– Rig Veda (Oldest Holy Scripture in the Whole Wide World)