What exactly is RELIGION?
From the human perspective, some say religion is an expression of faith, some say it is a system of beliefs.
It is both those things indeed, but it is so much more. To truly understand what "religion" really is, we must try to
look at it from the perspective of the Prophets or God's messengers who brought religion to mankind.
The prophets tell us that religion is a recipe or a divine formula by which to live our lives.
They tell us that they themselves are messengers of GOD, sent down to earth to help us find our way back to the Almighty.
Religion then, is a path. It is a path that awakens our own spiritual components. If we follow and stay on that path,
it will lead us to the highest heavens. It will bring us closer to the Almighty, each and every step of the way.
There is more to practicing religion than that tiny part of the day devoted to prayer.
Having faith in God and your religion does not end there. When you practice your religion, it becomes the sum total
of your life. Every thought that you think, every word that you speak and every action that you make should be processed
through the "engine" of your religion.
The way in which we live our lives is the way in which we practice our religion.
speaking the truth as opposed to lying
practicing charity as opposed to being greedy
developing selflessness as opposed to self-centeredness
defending the good
protecting the weak
pursuing the truth
devoting your life to your divine purpose
developing humility towards God and
kindling devotion towards your religion and to God