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In this 21st century, we have seen the growth of technology and techniques with the wrath of mother nature. One side we possess, 5G networks for speed connections around the globe, while we have lost our connection to the Divine power.

We all have different opinions when it comes to religion, Like India, itself, a motherland for religions like Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism and witnessed the profound growth in religions like Islam, Christianity, Zoroastrianism and many others. All the religions existed in harmony, till the time there was a rise in human desire. Even though there is a profound impact of religion on the whole world, yet we get a glimpse of turmoils within the community. What can be the reasons for this? What must have caused a peaceful coexisting culture to grow so far apart?

Back in the days when India was under the great rule of the Mughal Emperor, Akbar, we all saw a great example of coexistence within a profound nation. His navratnas contained equal Hindu and Muslim scholars which brightened Akbar's court to a large extent. We all know how the higher class, the Brahmin- The learned ones started repressing the lower class, Shudras- the lowest community, who have the occupation of harvesting or the common population of the region.

Thus, in the fear of not getting oppressed by the Brahmins, they started revolting back. Some elder leaders triggered that our GOD is supreme and must revolt back, while some have a perception of coexistence of 'Ram Aur Rahim Ek hai', That is, Allah and Bhagwan is the same power with a different persona. But, the domination of one's supremity was prime.

If we see from the different angles of the religious prism, one of the major in which we see is a rift between Christianity and Islam as well. Historians and theologians state that these two show a similar growth in origin. Bibliographic evidence for the aforementioned shows that Christianity also has an evident comparable theory for Buddhist influence, including the fact that Jesus Christ has come down to India, St. Thomas, An apostle of Jesus, had come to spread Christianity in India, Even before the Portuguese showed interest to flourish the said religion on our land. But, The distinguishing point was, there was a portion of the community who were baptized and continued worshipping on St. Thomas's guidelines {Also known as Orthodox Christians}, but the rise of the power of church and hideous ploys, convinced the people otherwise.

Buddhism has shown transformational growth in the spiritual and religious world. It shows very akin to Hinduism and relates to the concepts of birth and re-birth, one attaining liberation{Nirvana} and enlightenment. The concept of deep meditation was major learning from the Hindu priests.

Coincidental shreds of evidence like lotus being associated with Buddha as well as the trinity of Hindu mythology [Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesh] show the supreme coexistence within the religions.

If ever there is a need for bloodshed, it must be for a vital cause, rather than fight for supremacy. True that, the will for human domination won, but brutally. If we see a clear picture of a larger view, it becomes very clear that religion is being taken as a fundamental reason for a riot. The best example where one can relate easily is the Ram mandir-Babri Masjid case which has made its appearance in the newspaper for quite a long period of time and many other such issues that have made humans to be at each other's throat, hence amputation the existing peace within the folks.

All in all, when generalized, we discover that Hinduism teaches us to lead a life with Dharma (righteousness), Arth (Work), Kama (passion) and Moksh (freedom) and tells us to perform necessary actions unattached to their consequences and without love or hatred is of the nature of the quality of truth.

Islam enjoys its followers to give food, out of love for Allah, to the poor, the orphan, and the slave, while saying," We feed you only for Allah's pleasure- we desire from you neither reward nor thanks". Judaism asks one to believe with perfect faith that the Creator, Blessed be His name, rewards those who keep His commandments and punishes those that transgress them, thus establishing the tules for good. Christianity savors in teaching love to all. Buddhism teaches us to do good deeds. Quoting one of the prominent Nichiren Buddhist philosopher, SGI President Dr. Daisaku Ikeada, who talks about how revolutionary changes in one's life can lead to universal peace and prosperity, that is" When we change, the world changes. The key to all change is in our inner transformation - a change of our hearts and minds. This is the human revolution. We all have the power to change. When we realize this truth, we can bring forth that power anywhere, anytime, and in any situation."

If all these religions teach to restore faith in one supreme power, then why there are riots for supremacy? If all the belief approaches us to encourage brotherhood, then why bloodbath? If Sharing is caring, then why not share the same love. The supreme powers convey the message as oneness in all humans. Thus, we must follow the prime rule of humanity. We can display the love for GOD, by serving food and shelter to the poor, educate the children who do not have money to go to school. Even if the government or big institutes bring up schemes, it is our, youth's responsibility to reach out to them, encourage them. Even though we are classified, by taxonomic references, under Kingdom Animalia, let's not act like one, instead, spread more humanity, kindness, and equality amongst us. Instead of introducing one with name, place, caste, religion, etc., We must never overlook or neglect our primary religion, Humanism, The supreme religion which joins all faith and religion together.

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