The World's Wisdom: Sacred Texts of the World's Religions Themes

Philip Novak
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Fundamental Similarities in Religion

Despite the cultures in which the seven major religions and the 100,000 primal religions were created and evolved there are similarities among all the religions. There is normally and inspired leader who is intelligent and curious about creation and spirituality. In most cases, the leader is willing to sacrifice himself and in some cases, his riches, in order to seek the truth.

There are many examples of the sacrifice that religious leaders have made for their religions. Buddha was born a wealthy and prestigious prince. But he gave up everything and became homeless in order that he could clear his mind of normal distractions and seek the truth and achieve salvation. The truth is generally interpreted as the way that God wants man to live. Further, once a man learns the truth and follows it, it is a sure path to salvation. Jesus Christ, of course...

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