A noble man asked a wise man this question: all religions come from one God, but they are fighting one another, in your view who is the right one among them?
The wise man told him this story: once lived a king who had three sons. The king was gifted with a ring and told that the person wearing the ring will possess the highest human virtues, fearing that his sons might fight over the ring, he ordered that two similar rings be made, he then gave each one of them a ring without telling them which one was the real one.
With time, each of his sons insisted that he was the owner of the real virtue ring, this caused a rift between the brothers and the fight went long after the father passed away.
The three brothers then decided to go to a judge to put an end to the fight and find out which ring was the real one.
Once the judge heard their story, he said without hesitation: I think the real ring is lost, as it seems none of you is wearing it, even if one was wearing it, this fighting would have stopped. The wise man then asked the noble man to make his own conclusions about who is right or wrong.
The above may be a story, but truths surrounding us are very real, so much has been done in the name of religion and so much more is being done, not all leading to prosperity and peace.
For the decades I have lived on this planet, I have never seen such a drift between people and their Creator.
What the youth think
I often discuss with youth about their plans and hopes for the future, some think the world will end with such disastrous leaderships ruling the world today.
others say the old generation will fade away and youth will take over, the world will be a good place to live again. Very few see the role of a spiritual content in their lives, they lost their faith after seeing all the atrocities committed in the name of faith, it is becoming very hard to rebuild this confidence.
Today’s generation want to see some action, deeds and not words. Material advancement can’t be sustained if not built on spiritual basis, it will fade away with the slightest test, and tests are many.