Sri Sri Ravi Shankar answers seekers' questions on religious differences, acceptance and doubt, love and understanding.
Why are there differences between religions?
Religion has three components: symbols, customs and traditions and values. As far as values are concerned, there is no difference, because all religions talk about oneness. Customs and symbols are, however, very different; they have to be, this is what makes the world beautiful. God doesn't like uniformity. He has created nature with such diversity - so many flowers, animals and people. Diversity is the language of God.