Saturday, 8 April 2017

2. The Object of Religion


Pandit Brahm Sankar Misra, M.A.


            2. A desire to acquire pleasure or to avoid pain appears to be the motive of all animate volitions and acts. Involuntary actions and thoughts of animate existence also to some extent partake of this tendency, that is to say, there is cooperation, assimilation, or acceptance of the condition helpful or conducive to well-being, and there is resistance or receding in the case of a contrary condition. The terms, 'pleasure' and 'pain', have been used, here and elsewhere, in their most comprehensive sense, including all prospective and retrospective conditions, whether appertaining to self or connected with others.

            3. It is clear that a motive, actuated by the impulse described above, can find a final resting place in such a state alone as is entirely free from pain and opposition of every description, and is one of supreme bliss. This is the object of religion in its extreme analytical aspect. A study of the laws of spirit-force, a clear and positive knowledge of the Supreme Creator and of the economy, genesis, and the object of creation, and of the true duty of the sentient entity in the universe, are other ends in view in a scientific study of religion.


  1. The biggest challenge today for achieving the object of religion is that the vast majority of humanity think that they are human being looking for "spiritual experience" whereas the fact is that each one of humanity is a "Spirit Force" going through the human experience(s). When view point is turned to "Spirit Force", things would be entirely different and the Movement takes off at Jet Speed.

  2. Religion etymological means union back to Source. As such it has identical meaning with that of Yoga which etymologically means yoking of powers of body, mind and soul. Yoga primarily consists of concentration, meditation and realization. Thus object of both yoga and religion to achieve State of Bliss.

  3. Goalpost is the same i.e. Happiness.