“Forgiveness is a stream of love, which washes away all impurities wherever it flows. By keeping this spring of love, which is in the heart of man, running, man is able to forgive, however great the fault of his fellow man may seem. One who cannot forgive closes his heart. The sign of spirituality is that there is nothing you cannot forgive, there is no fault you cannot forget.” ~HIK
Our theme for the Universal Worship on Sunday, November 3rd, will be “Forgiveness.” One of the ways Sufis ask forgiveness is “Estafirallah” It is generally translated as, “I ask forgiveness from Allah” but another way of looking at is, “forgive me for forgetting you” but in that moment of asking, “there is remembrance and thus reconnection has been made and it is already forgiven.” Come explore forgiveness as reconnection—with God, with others and with ourselves.
The Universal Worship offers our reverence and gratitude for the message of God as it has been given to humanity through all the religions. We honor the One Being in many different forms— in the light of the prophets, saints and masters, in the love of our parents, in the help from our friends, in the innocence of children.
The Universal Worship offers the fulfillment of the purpose for which blessing descends from above: for spreading love and peace on earth and awakening the religion of love. The religion of love is the religion of tolerance, the religion of love is the religion of forgiveness.
Whether we call on God, Ahura Mazda, Allah, Ram or the Divine Mother, these are all expressions of the intuition that we are somehow part of a greater whole. The Universal Worship recognizes that intuition as an underlying commonality of all people and of every faith. Spiritual guidance towards the divine ideal has come in every culture through the ages, through many prophets, masters and saints, and the sacred scriptures they have given us. The religions of the world are our divine inheritance, and we honor them all as the spirit of divine guidance.