Silent adorations to Satchidananda Para-Brahman, Who is the silent Witness of all minds, Who is the Indweller in all beings, Who has projected this world for His own Lila or sport, Who is the support for this world, body and mind and all movements, and Who is the foundation for all societies and their activities.
1. Purpose Of Religion
The word Religion comes from the Latin word religio which consists of two words, viz., re (back) and ligare (to bring or bind).
That which binds the soul back to God is religion. Religion shows the way for the attainment of God-realisation.
Religion satisfies the deep inward craving in man who is not always content with leading merely an animal existence and wants spiritual consolation, solace and peace.
Man cannot live by bread alone.
A time comes in the life of many of us when mere worldly prosperity does not satisfy us and we hanker after something more.
In the case of many more, trials and tribulations of life turn their attention to spiritual solace.
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1. A Revealed Religion
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