”All religions have some truth in them, but none has the whole truth; all are created in time and finally decline and perish . . . God and Truth outlast these religions and manifest themselves anew in whatever way or form the Divine Wisdom chooses . . . All fanaticism is false, because it is a contradiction of the very nature of God and of Truth. Truth cannot be shut up in a single book, Bible or Veda or Koran, or in a single religion. The Divine Being is eternal and universal and infinite and cannot be the sole property of one religion only.”
“I never told my own religion nor scrutinized that of another. I never attempted to make a convert, nor wished to change another’s creed. I am satisfied that yours must be an excellent religion to have produced a life of such exemplary virtue and correctness. For it is in our lives, and not from our words, that our religion must be judged.”
“No religion is absolutely perfect. Yet not only do we fight for religion, but also are we often willing to sacrifice our lives for it. And what we hopelessly fail to do is to live it. A true religion is that which has no caste, no creed, no colour. It is but an all-uniting and all-pervading embrace.”
Springtime in the Rockies - at 5,000 feet, 5,500 feet, 8,500 feet, and 12,000 feet - has a completely different look. And yet ALL are Spring!
Photos: Canada Geese at Watson Lake, CO; Pasqueflowers at Vedauwoo, WY; Cottonwood trees near Bellvue, CO; The Never Summer Range in Rocky Mountain National Park, CO. All four photos were taken May 12-17, 2016
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Stephen Hatch, M.A. is a spiritual teacher and photographer from Fort Collins, Colorado. His approach is contemplative, inter-spiritual, and Earth-based.