Religions, beliefs and facts

Many years ago when I was a guest of the Indian ambassador in den Haag, the Netherlands, she told me that Jesus was seen as one of their holy saints! And then she added : “ But please Mr van Kooten, do away with your church”! And I still remember her, a strong older woman, the coffee after a rich dinner and this discussion we had as if it happened yesterday evening…

Religious feeling is a gift and one of the many gifts we received, just like like our birth onto this earth.
A gift indeed and all wrapped up into our being. Are we willing to unpack and unravel our body which holds it all together?
I know that we like the easy life if we can choose and often lack this curiosity to sit and ponder in order to unwrap all the accepted images and stories that embodied these deep feelings that stirred formlessly within us.
Jesus became one of these many coat hangers for me and later Paramhansa Yogananda and then Maharishi Mahesh Yogi…
Now today I see in the struggle for independence a new battle of many religions: Jewish, Islamic , Christian, all being stirred up by the Zionistic approach to the Jewish belief of being the chosen children of Jehovah…as they are settling in Palestine .but everyone is “the chosen one” in their own existence. Just by the fact that the Creator puts on many faces in being the creative energy which brings about all that dwells on earth and in the universe off which we are only a small part! Can we except that being small does not mean that you can’t feel great? The deeper we dive into our seemingly endless being, the closer we get to this essential Oneness: giving us a self-respect we equally find in everything else we meet in this mysterious life.
And no book or past experiences of other great beings can bring you this connection with your deepest non-self, the formless Cosmic Egg that gives while it maintains and takes back whatever it created.
Never repeating and always changing, but never promises future events…..

“que será será, what will be will be”, my mother said to me….