Question: How can we as individuals encourage a world-wide recognition of the basic unity of all major religions?Sri Chinmoy: If we practise spirituality, if we pray and meditate soulfully, our very illumination will encourage others. It is we who have to be illumined first before we can encourage others. The world will be inspired by us only when we grow into something and become something. Each individual's religion is, after all, his code of life. His code of life is his religion. When his life responds to some higher, deeper realities, then it is meaningful and fruitful and it can inspire others.
Sri Chinmoy, Flame-Waves, part 6, Agni Press, 1976