28 September 2007

The Blessed Reverend Mother Theresa of Calcutta on Buddhism and Pluralism

"If in coming face to face with God we accept Him in our lives, then we are converting. We become a better Hindu, a better Muslim, a better Catholic, a better whatever we are, and then by being better we come closer and closer to Him...What God is in your mind you must accept."
"All is God -- Buddhists, Hindus, Christians, etc., all have access to the same God."
"I love all religions. ... If people become better Hindus, better Muslims, better Buddhists by our acts of love, then there is something else growing there."
Of her care for an old Hindu priest it was said that "She nursed him with her own hands and helped him to die reconciled with his own gods."
Her longtime friend and biographer Naveen Chawla said that he once asked her bluntly, "Do you convert?" She replied, "Of course I convert. I convert you to be a better Hindu or a better Muslim or a better Protestant. Once you’ve found God, it’s up to you to decide how to worship him"
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