Have you ever contemplated the meaning of “the way”? We go this way, then that way, but way is the right way? Religions have their way but is that the right way for you. Religions teach and preach their beliefs, have a set of rules and and culture providing a foundation. But like eating a limited variety of food, you have to ask ” am I getting all the life nutrients I need to grow? Like different beliefs systems, religions have different names for God, and many use images to “represent” God in icons for art or for worship. But do they really have a different message or is it just man interpretation carried over year after year, distorting the truth, not intentionally, but it is just the human way.
Richard Hooper Book, “The Parallel Sayings” may provide some insight.
In the Dialogue of the Savior, Judas asked Jesus, “How do we find the Way?” Jesus answered, “By developing love and compassion.”
In the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna said, “those who find the way are those who have love and forgiveness in their hearts.”
Buddha said in the Dhammapada, “No one can understand the Way unless they have pure hearts”
In the Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu said, “The perfect man is one whose sins are forgiven. He becomes one with the Way.
We are spiritual beings with a divine spark within us wanting to find the way home. The Way is for each of us to seek and discover. You may ask for directions, or read ancient texts, or belong to a religion, there is no right or wrong way. As long as there is love, compassion gratitude, and appreciate in your heart , there will always be kindness and service to others. One would have to believe that is a good beginning.