Religions are accused of having massacred human beings in the name of the love of God. And unfortunately it is true. But it is also true that atheists, as well as believers, have ruthlessly murdered their kin. And the citizens of nations ruled by political regimes hostile to all forms of spirituality have been neither freer nor happier.
“So it is not the fault of religion. It is the fault of human beings who do not try to analyse the origin and the nature of their beliefs and their behaviours. They do not seek methods for transforming themselves, to be able to live together at peace with others. And so they spoil everything they touch: not only religion, but also philosophy, politics, science, art and so on. Each of these subjects only becomes what human beings make of them. This is why people must understand that what is most important is to carry out a work on themselves so that their thoughts, their feelings and their actions are consistent with the causes they claim so serve.”
Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov
Painting by Nicholas Roerich
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