I am not an 'ism' or member of any divided ("organised") religion. Instead, I practice religion as its meaning implies--service to others as a verb. No church, dogma or creed is necessary to understand our common duty to others (MUNI). Beyond the illusion of our life, we are the very definition of being and higher mind. There are many pathways to this realization. Our primary pathway is the baptism (immersion into life) we all occupy as the Son (image of God) hanging from the cross (body).
My own view has changed over the years, realizing that division into a named faith is not the same as unity with all suffering beings. While knowledge leads to death, truth (service to others) leads to life. Knowledge is the outer garment of ego. Truth is the inner realization of the heart. Unity comes when we roll the stone of the tomb away, realizing our common identity with God inside ourselves and others. Faith is simply knowing unity from our common universal nature--Love, which shows itself as our common identity. From this, identity is realized and not divided into relatives, but one in unity and equality to each other (yoga). One Son represents the single relative to God's own identity, which is the essence of both Buddhism and Christianity. Unity is beyond division of either.
God is not divided by a name, but is instead the identity we all share equally in one common bond of unity. If faith were based on knowledge, it would not be faith at all. Faith implies faithfulness to others through a mutually dependent relationship (the gift of salvation / liberation). While judgment divides, discernment unites. Taken on faith, we understand that God is not known with knowledge, but understood through compassion for others (unity of our central identity). Love and Hope are never seen, but experienced. If you realize this much, you realize the entire territory--One Mind, One Heart and One Unity. My religion is the pursuit of this love in myself (all others). I fully understand that others are part of this eternal self (All in All / Corinthians 15). This is what it means to "know thyself." Who are YOU?
What does it mean to be set free by Truth, no longer bound to the bondage of illusion?
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
What is the name of my religion and faith?
3) Where did Jesus point us in John 17? There is only one place you can find his message resolve: straight to the Father. Read John 17 if you need evidence of this.
My only belief is in the Spirit of God's own work--Love and Truth. By seeing myself in his nature, I realize my identity. By realizing both, I find unity with others. When division occurs, the same truth applies as a double-edged sword cutting both ways. I find confirmation from experience, as all of us discover by practice. Being out of unity brings ill will and anger. Love brings unity. Practice leads to mastery. There is no escape from this truth. Religion is a verb, not a noun.
How do we define a Father's love for his Children?
God is both the Strong House (Father) and the Holy Spirit (Mother). God is Love. Eternal love cannot be divided or broken. What we are at our essence is what all religions seek to find by service to others (yoga). If you know the truth, then set yourself free from the bondage of identification with anything less than the truth of Identity with God by cultivation of nature. In the end, he comes to you as you come to him. Love only recognizes itself.