UNIFYING TRUTHS OF THE WORLD’S RELIGIONS
In a world where many conflicts, acts of violence and misunderstandings have been attributed to religions and their differences, it is important of us to have a tool that leads us back to the fundamental values and principles which were given to us…Lundberg’s patient research pulls together these teachings for us in a succinct, clear and meaningful way.
–Audrey Kitagawa, Special Advisor to the World Federation of United Nations Associations
The Meaning and Purpose of Life
Our spirituality and divine nature are far more important and powerful than is currently apparent. These principles form the heart of spirituality and religion. The sacred texts of our world religions hold the keys to understanding why we exist, and how to achieve a successful and fulfilling life. The keys are clearly evident within the 33 Principles.
We can embrace the divine within ouselves, so we can embrace the divine within others. This is the path to Universal Brotherhood and understanding, the trek to world peace.
The Keys to World Peace as well as Personal Enlightenment
A survey conducted by Harris Interactive revealed that 69% of American adults believe that religious differences are the biggest roadblock to attaining world peace. While virtually all true believers claim that their God embodies love and goodness, it often seems as though the world’s major religions disagree on most important issues. This is a myth, as the numerous Universal Truths commonly held within all major world religions will testify.
Given that all we share, established within this book, is far grander than what we don’t, if enough people embrace these timeless truths, world peace could be established on earth.
Common Values Bind Us All
The 33 commonly held teachings of world religions, which have the power to break down barriers, bring us all together. By focusing on our commonalities rather than our differences, we can transcend the ill-conceived hatred, rabid ignorance, and greed that have caused so much of our past suffering.
How do we achieve world peace? We start with the common bonds, then build. Start with the fundamentals, get past the theology and focus on the ideology.
These principles that are shared by world religions are essential for true and long-lasting world peace.
Unifying Truths of the World’s Religions identifies and extracts from scriptures thirty-three universal principles that are common to all world religions – including Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism. With over 800 quotations from sacred texts and commentary, the book reveals the simple philosophy that takes shape from those principles. It’s this philosophy that can lead us to a path of wisdom, love, and unity. To travel that path, we need to embrace the true understanding of life’s purpose, who we really are, and who and what is God. We also need to understand and apply the essential responsibilities required for living a joyous, peaceful, and loving life. Finally, we can benefit from a simple philosophy that ties our understanding and essential responsibilities together. In Unifying Truths of the World’s Religions, the universal principles are organized to facilitate understanding, as well as to illustrate their relationship to the other principles and how they fit into a general philosophy of life. Topics covered include:
· The Meaning and Purpose of Life
· Who We Really Are
· Who and What God Is
· Essentials for Loving Living
· Loving God
· Loving Your Divine Self (Love God within you)
· Loving Others (Love God within others)
· Loving What You Do (Love God within your work)
Whether you follow a recognized religion, participate in a less traditional spiritual practice, or pursue the spirit of your own heart, Unifying Truths of the World’s Religions is a beautiful collection of spiritual teachings that can empower you to choose the path of peace and live with greater inspiration, strength, and wisdom.
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Love Creates Joyous Living
In our heart and soul we know that love is of utmost importance to God, and an inherent part of our divine nature. Discover how love ties together all 33 Principles that God has given to us.
Over thousands of years, different beliefs, priorities, ways of thinking, and religions emerged from various cultures. Yet differences in religions were never meant to fuel hatred and wars, or breed discord and violence. While seeming differences exist among the world’s great traditions, their most important principles are, in fact, universal. They can be found within every one of the great religions. The differences in religions only make life, love, and God easier for each culture to understand and assimilate.
Unifying Truths of the World’s Religions presents the simple and positive principles of life shared by all the world’s major religions. These truths can bring us together, instead of driving us apart. They comprise a foundation of knowledge that God has consistently given to us. By focusing on this set of comprehensive and guiding truths rather than our far-less-important differences, we can transcend the hatred, ignorance, and greed that have caused so much of our past destruction, and enjoy the personal benefits of applying these principles.
We stand at a crucial time in human history. Our planet continues to experience large-scale suffering, including starvation, disease, terrorism, war, and hatred. Now, in the twenty-first century, we also have the technological ability to destroy life and civilization as we know it. We have reached an important fork in our evolutionary road. Which path will we choose: our divine evolution or much needless suffering? When applied, the wisdom and eternal truth of the concepts outlined in Unifying Truths of the World’s Religions: Practical Principles for Living and Loving in Peace will enable you to:
· Have more love, fulfillment, and meaning in your life.
· Enjoy new levels of joy and peace.
· Take command and control of your life.
· Improve your relationships.
· Rediscover a zest for living.
· Improve your ability to succeed in any area of life.