Sikh Guru Seeks Religious Sweep
File under: Backroom Gurudom
Sikh leader Gurbax Singh Rajkavi, addressing the 10,000-person-strong congregation of the Nirankari Satsang Bhawan recently, called for the establishment of a single religion for all mankind, to be mediated by those he regards as a "living revelation of all pervading God." Sounds pretty ambitious. And like any big time guru, Rajkavi knows what's best for us:
Rajkavi said realisation of God was the primary aim of one’s life, which could be achieved...only with the grace of a contemporary guru. He explained a person who realises God becomes a citizen of the Universe where there are no barriers of any kind...And that just about covers it for a big time guru—you've got to listen to him and he gets to do whatever he wants.
There are an infinite number of reasons why Rajkavi's "religion of Man" won't happen, the most obvious being that it's completely unnecessary. Our favorite divine person once said, "As many faiths, so many paths." It's not what you believe, it's how you believe it. If you are sincere in your application of your faith, it will lead to the knowledge you seek. What other people are doing, as long as it's not hurting you or anyone else, is none of your damn business.
We're hoping that Rajkavi was simply eager to please the masses with his rhetoric and doesn't actually think he's going to take over all religion in the world. While we appreciate his vision for peace, the best his "religion of Man" can hope to be is a catchall for what anybody is doing anywhere, anyway. That's the only "one" religion the world can tolerate and avoid the slaughter of millions in its establishment.