Question

According to the Zen philosophies, is there a God? Also, what is the
consequence of befriending some one whose religion is not the same as
yours? What is the level of toleration for those not like ourselves?

Answer from Master Kosen

There are no religions. Religions are just useless superstitions, even
harmful to human being. Your friendship is certainly more precious than
any religion. You are looking for religion where it is not and you do not
practice where it truly is.

Mondo On the same theme : God and religions


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