Interfaith Perspectives
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    This is an interfaith group who's members are from different spiritual paths and who share their perspectives on various religious topics.
     
    Proselytizers need not apply (our first rule) -- there is a difference between sharing your faith's perspective and trying to convince another participant to switch to your faith.
     
    At the same time, the emphasis is on discussing what you do believe and / or practice, not on what you don't believe, as we are not a debate group (we are not into wrong making, and this is our second rule.)
     
    Our third rule is to share page space in the discussion threads, to allow others to participate, the same way it is done with in-person group discussions.

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    Using Allah, (celestial) Buddha, God, ha-Shem, Ishvara, or other words does not change the divine essence. Preeminent Reality is the holy One in All and All in the wholly One. Soul is simply a word for our spiritual essence, now separated from the ocean of Reality by a cloud of ignorance. Like rain, it does come from that ocean and it will eventually return to it. The billions of souls on Earth are just as surface ripples in the vastness of the universal One. > The personal, yet transcendent, divine which we worship is also immanent in all existence. The word Godhead, used by Christians in English, is al-Haqq in Islam, Brahman in Hinduism, Dharmakaya in Buddhism, and Ein Sof in the Kabbalah of Judaism. These are some words for the essence of the divine One, which both penetrates and exceeds everything. suprarational.org/gail2012.pdf

    Ronkrumpos
    January 2, 2015
    8:12 PM
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    I am new here at Beliefnet. I am a Christian and also have had powerful spiritual experiences at the Hare Krishna Temple. Can anyone give me feedback about their pluralistic beliefs/experiences, please? I am not here to debate but to LEARN. I am trying to reconcile my Christian beliefs with Krishna. Also please check out Bede Griffiths: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bede_Griffiths

    Freedom_truth
    December 11, 2014
    3:35 PM
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    I have grown tired of the "what do you believe?" question. It seems that as we endlessly seek to articulate our beliefs, all we really end up doing is building walls between us, making distinctions between my beliefs and yours. I prefer to think of faith at this point as an active verb, as something we do rather than a list of things we believe. Acting as Jesus acted - truly, humbly, and with his compassion - is something much more apt to bring us together with others, even others of a different, non-Christian faith. Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims, and others agree with and echo Jesus' actions as articulated in the sermon on the mount and lived in his three year ministry. The Greek word we translate as belief means much more than intellectual assent. Pisteuw is action, and that's what I want the rest of my life to be about.

    Livingvisionexperiment
    December 30, 2010
    8:17 PM
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    Hi Group, My name is Adrienne and I am new here. I just wanted to say hello and peace be unto you! ~Adrienne

    Adrienne
    March 9, 2010
    3:29 PM
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