As Christmas approaches, Christians worldwide will be celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, worshipping and strengthening his message for the wellbeing of mankind.
However, it is interesting to consider some other faiths that too require devotion and prayer.
For example, Lord Krishna is one of the most widely revered in the Indian community ` he having divinity as the 8th incarnation of the God Vishnu.
Krishna’s teachings relate to many cults that focus on devotions, producing a wealth of religious poetry, music, and art.
In the year 3228 BCE, this child was born to reshape the spiritual destination of man and to make an impression on the collective consciousness.
Seen as divine, devotion to him is unsurpassable and meditations bring joy and inspiration to his devotees.
Buddhism shares a common set of fundamental beliefs, one central that of reincarnation, to die and be reborn with individuals going through many cycles, not necessarily returning to earth but the ultimate achievement being the attainment of Nirvana, what might be described as heaven.
Buddha compares the journey to a dead leaf falling off a tree which will be replaced but not necessarily identical to the old leaf, changes according to the law of cause and effect.
Buddhism explores human suffering like pain, illness, and loss. In a nutshell, the basic noble truths are the guidelines and somewhat analogous to the ten commandments in Judaism and Christianity namely;
Do not steal, do not lie, do not kill, love thy neighbour as thou self.
Despite their differences, Jews, Muslims, and Christians all worship the same God with a blend of benevolence and compassion albeit that divisions are a reality.
For Jews, God is fully revealed in the Torah, the first 5 books of the Old Testament, whereas the God of Christians is revealed in the 4 gospels of the new testament. This God has a blend of benevolence and compassion combined. At the end of the world, the God of Muhammad will act with justice, whereas Christians are firm in their belief that the return of Jesus Christ is tantamount to salvation.
The above content is not intended to arouse aggravation or insult. However, thus said, our world would be deadly dull without debate.