SUN OF SELF ON THE WALL OF MIND | IWGR I | RAMA राम
|| < : 3 ASPECTS OF RELIGION : > ||
Every religion has got three aspects .
Every religion has got its philosophy , its mythology , and its ritual .
No religion without philosophy can stand .
< : 1 : > In order that it may appeal to the learned , the wise , the reasoning class of people , it ought to have a philosophy ;
< : 2 : > In order that it may recommend itself to the people of sentimental emotions , of emotional nature , it ought to have a mythology ;
< : 3 : > In order that it may appeal to the common folk , it ought to have a ritual .
AIDS TO REALIZATION | IWGR II | RAMA राम
|| THE IDEAL OF SHIVA ||
Every religion ought to have three phases , one is philosophy , the other is ritual , and the third is mythology .
Philosophy is for the learned ; ritual is for the outward body , for the children ; and mythology is for the thinker .
The three have to go hand in hand .
If anyone lags behind , then that religion cannot stand .
It is because of these three being in perfect harmony in the Hindu Scriptures that the Hindu religion is still the religion of 300,000,000 people .
Any religion that lacks one of these cannot be the real religion .
In the Hindu religion all these three are in a perfect state .
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