people may mistake that it’s religion that’s the problem. It’s not. It’s the lack of real spiritual understanding that is the real problem. And the fact that people are simply identifying with their bodies. So as conditioned souls they are considering that ‘I am a Muslim, I am a Christian or I’m a Hindu. Whether they practiced or not, it’s simply more designation than actually a belief that they deeply adheres to. So if actual spiritual knowledge were given, then people would become purified from these false designations.
His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
1990, Jan 1st, SB class, @ New Talavan, USA