Religiousness is word that reminds us that God can die, religions can disappear, but religiousness is something interwoven into existence itself. It is the beauty of the sunrise, it is the beauty of a bird on the wing. It is the beauty of an opening Lotus. It is all that is truthful, all that is sincere and authentic, all that is loving and compassionate. It includes everything that pulls you upwards, that does not make you stop at where you are but always keeps reminding you that you have yet far to go. Every place that you stop for a rest is only a rest for the night; in the morning we go again on the pilgrimage. It is an eternal pilgrimage, and you are alone – and you are totally free.
So it is a great responsibility – which is not possible for one who believes in God, which is not possible for one who believes in the priest, who believes in the church, because he wants to give his responsibility to other people. the Christian thinks Jesus is the saviour , so it is Jesus’s responsibility – “He will come and deliver us from our misery, from this hell.” Freedom simply makes you absolutely responsible for everything that you are and that you are going to be.
Hence Religiousness, is beautiful. It is not organisation; it is not hindu, Mohammedan, christian. It is simply a fragrance just to keep you going.
And there is no where to stop. In life there is no full stop, not even a semi-colan – just small commas. Just for a while you can rest, but the rest is just to gather energy to go forward, to go upward.