How do we know a religion is right? Firstly, don't be superstitious! Don't believe in legend, though the legend may be respected by many people many places. Just like all other things, don't believe because many people say so; don't believe because the great people or scholars with high respect say so; don't believe what you think so or gods enlighten you. You have to observe carefully and think thoroughly whether it is logical and sensible, then you have to practice it in your daily life, and verify your belief with the results. And if it is good and beneficial to yourself and the others, then it is the right religion!
The four processes of learning, namely belief/faith, interpretation, practice and certification, are known as The Four Ways.
The faith to a religion should not be affected by the behavior or performance of an individual in the religion. A group of people is just a miniature of society, having some good guys and some had guys. All religions and philosophies have their doctrines, values and functions. Within a specific time frame and space, different religions will serve and benefit a particular group of human beings towards kindness and wholesomeness. Amongst the right religions, there is no such religion that is "better" than the others. However, since the wisdom and vision of the founders of the religions are different, there are different levels in their doctrines, different methods of teaching and different goals and objectives. Therefore, the extent of the benefits of the religions is different.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 July 2011 00:17