Every Day with Shri Mataji

LOSING THE TRUTH


The religions have lost the essence of truth. The essence of every religion was to find the eternal and to treat the transitory with full understanding of its limitations. But the churches themselves have forgotten the first part, to find the eternal, or we can say our temples, all these religions. They are seeking the transitory, so the whole essence is lost. All the religions came on the tree of spirituality by the great incarnations and prophets, on one tree, saying the same thing in a different manner, at different times, according to the times. In Sanskrit we call it samayachar – according to the times, according to the need. But these people have plucked the flowers and they have taken the flowers, saying "this is mine, this is mine," but the flowers are dead. (10 1989)