Saturday, June 26, 2010

Know your Religion

At a busy intersection in the mid-day heat, I saw a man standing patiently holding up a placard. I am not sure how many people paused to read the message, but when any passing motorist made a sign that they agreed with what he said, he raised his hand almost in benediction.

His message was profound in its simplicity- "Know your Religion. Love Everyone".

Beyond that, there is really nothing left to be said.

19 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Rayna - Thanks for sharing this! Those are some fine 'photos, and what an important message. Thanks for this : ).

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Good post and pictures

Enjoy your week-end.
Yvonne.

Clarissa Draper said...

Wow, good pictures and powerful message.

CD

Zoe C. Courtman said...

Hey, Rayna! I love these little slices of life :) Thanks for sharing them!

Carol Kilgore said...

That pretty much says it all. Thanks for sharing the story and photos with us.

Jemi Fraser said...

What a lovely message! :)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

A beautiful message!

arlee bird said...

Now there's a guy with a universal message that is often universally disregarded. I'll bet nobody thought that message was meant for them.

Lee
Tossing It Out

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That really is the bottom line, ins't it?

Jemi Fraser said...

Me again - I've got an award for you on my blog :)

Mary said...

Great thought.
Loved the pictures.

Mary
Giggles and Guns

RA said...

Agreed! :)

Tina said...

I absolutely agree with his sign. Thanks for sharing it, and for the photos. I'm always excited to "see" where others live. Where in India are you?

Mason Canyon said...

Very true words. Thanks for sharing.

BTW, like the new look.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Watery Tart said...

I love this! If all religion were so simple and right on, I wouldn't have nearly the issues with it that I sometimes do.

Shaharizan Perez said...

Love your new layout. I also really enjoyed your pics. I agree with the man in the photo. So much of the world's problems would be solved if we just learned to "Love Everyone."

Donna B said...

What a poignant, yet simple message. I really like that.

dipali said...

What awesome sanity and simplicity!

Rayna M. Iyer said...

@ Margot- I have been thinking about it for days, now. And the more I think, the more I realise that is all there really is to life.
@ Yvonne- thank you.

@ Clarissa- it is such a powerful message, isn't it? And even from his clothes, I cannot guess his "religion".

@ Zoe - thank you.

@ Carol- it does, doesn't it?

@ Jemi - so simple, and yet so powerful

@ Debra- wish more people internalised it, though

@ Lee - the problem with that message is that the people who actually lived it would perhaps not even need the message. But if even one person got thinking....

@ Alex- absolutely.

@ Jemi - thank you.

@ Mary- thank you

@ RA- and profound!

@ Tina- Bombay, India. The most populous city in the country, and the one with perhaps the greatest disparity in income.

@ Mason- thanks

@ Tami - absolutely. When I really come to think of it, I have more issues with the people who persume to interpret religion than with religion itself.

@ Shaharizan.
- when you really get down to it, that is all you need to do to have peace in the world. All religions preach it, we forget it.

@ Donna- it is so simple, really, isn't it?

@ dipali- absolutely. And yet, so forgotten.

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