Ekam Sat Vipra Bahudha Vadanti  (That which exists is One; the wise call it by many names)

—The Vedas

For centuries mankind has yearned for peace on earth and goodwill towards men. Surely such a universal dream will eventually be realized? And surely those of us who stand for tolerance are trying in our own way to bring it about?

In a diverse world, separated by colour, community, caste, class, sex, habits and inclinations, each of us is different. And often we pay the price for it. Sometimes as victims, bruised by the world’s rejection. Sometimes as predators, holding the world at ransom for our prejudices. Either way, the world loses.

How can we learn to ford differences? What is it that holds us within our separateness and makes us push the other away? How can we move towards a differentiated, harmonized whole?

Through this blog we hope to forge some unity. We need a diverse perspective.

If you believe you can write for this blog, please send a 300-500 word piece on any aspect of spirituality, from an Islamic/Buddhist/Baha’i perspective, to:  aura.spiritualblog@gmail.com.

We shall get back to you as soon as we are able on whether you could be an A.U.R.A. blogger.