This Tuesday June 22nd is World Interfaith Day. I would like to take this opportunity to create awareness of this day of unity and to use it as a platform for Malaysians to get know each other better. We are in a unique position where interfaith understanding can be practiced daily. We have the opportunity to live among Buddhists, Muslims, Hindus, Christians, Sikhs and etc.
Failing to make full use of this environment would be unwise and wasteful. I hope you find ways to promote this day; talk to each other, talk to your family, talk to your children and talk to anyone who is willing to share.
Here’s something on education :
Bhagavad Gita 4.38
“Verily there is no purifier in this world like knowledge.”
Buddha - Sutta Nipata
“A good, all-round education, appreciation of the arts, a highly trained discipline and pleasant speech; this is the highest blessing.”
“If you are planning for a lifetime, educate the person.”
The Bible Matthew 7:7
“Ask, and it will be given you. Seek, and you will find. Knock and it will be opened for you.”
“Read in the name of your God!”
Guru Angad -Guru Granth Sahib page 139
"Salvation can only be gained by education and knowledge and not by futile acts or rituals."