4. There is One Religion, the unswerving progress in the right direction toward the ideal, which fulfills the life's purpose of every soul.

Religion in the Sanskrit language is termed Dharma, which means duty. The duty of every individual is religion. 'Every soul is born for a certain purpose, and the light of that purpose is kindled in his soul' says Sadi. This explains why the Sufi in tolerance allows everyone to have their own path, and does not compare the principles of others with one’s own, but allows freedom of thought to everyone, since the Sufi is a freethinker.

Religion, in the conception of a Sufi, is the path that leads humans towards the attainment of their ideal, worldly as well as heavenly. Sin and virtue, right and wrong, good and bad are not the same in the case of every individual; they are according to one’s grade of evolution and state of life. Therefore the Sufi concerns herself or himself little with the name of the religion or the place of worship. All places are sacred enough for the Sufi’s worship, and all religions convey the religion of the Sufi’s soul. 'I saw Thee in the sacred Kaba and in the temple of the idol also Thee I saw.'

 

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