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Dalai Lama

Be well-versed in your religious roots before exploring optional paths

Q: I have been raised Catholic like my whole family, but a few years ago I started going to a Christian church. In the beginning I thought I was doing something wrong but now I don't believe so. I don't understand. If there is one God why are there so many religions? Is there a difference between being Catholic and Christian? I find myself loving going to church and I feel so inspired. -- M

A: I remember well how a Jewish spiritual seeker once asked the Dalai Lama how he could become a Buddhist because Judaism no longer inspired him. The Dalai Lama's answer surprised and inspired me. His Holiness said to the man, "Have you learned all the beauty and wisdom of Judaism?" The...