|We must examine
them objectively, though with car as in examining a subtle object under a microscope, and
find out to what extent or in what manner they may be true, not merely in theory but in
practice. In this way we will discover that some religious ideas are true for all
people and all times, others are partially true, and yet others are not true at all or, at
best, an inferior truth valid only at a certain level.
In science, Newtonian physics describes ordinary physical laws well but it breaks
down when dealing with elemental forces, in which quantum mechanics becomes more
significant. Similarly religious beliefs for ordinary levels of human life break down when
we examine the deeper levels of the mind.
Outward moralistic or ritualistic religious beliefs, with
their rewards and punishments, must be replaced with an inner way meditation to free the
mind from its conditioning and realize our true nature. Otherwise our religions remain on
a childish level and we have not yet really addressed the spiritual potential of humanity.