The conceptualization. They all deny conceptualization, and they all propose a living jump into it – not conceiving but a living jump.
And when you say “Vedic religion...” The moment one says Vedic religion, Christian, Hindu, Muslim…the religion is lost. You cannot name it. Religion is religion: it is neither Vedic nor Christian, nor can it be. Religion is not a sect; it is not sectarian. So when you say “Vedic religion,” you destroy religion.
Veda means knowledge. Veda means all-knowing.
If you say “all-knowing” then the Bible is the Veda, then the Koran is the Veda. Then there is no need to mention a Vedic religion; then it becomes absurd, irrelevant. If Veda means knowledge, then what I am saying, if it is knowledge, is a Veda, and what Mohammed is saying becomes a Veda. Then you cannot use “Vedic religion.” When you say “Vedic religion,” you mean the knowledge as conceived by the Vedas. Then you confine it; then a sect is being created. And a sectarian mind is not a religious mind; a sectarian mind is basically irreligious.
A mind must endeavor to know, a mind must come to know. The mind must research and seek. But the moment you accept authority, you deny your individuality. That is a suicidal act. The moment you say “Vedic,” you have lost something essential for religion.
You may like the Vedas. That is quite another thing. You may love them – that is quite another thing. You may like the Bible, you may love it – that is quite another thing. But don’t be bound by it, don’t make it a bondage, don’t be confined to it – because knowing is such a vast thing that Vedas and Vedas may come and go, and knowing never ends. The Vedas end, but knowing never ends. And knowing is infinite; the Vedas are not infinite. So a person who attaches himself, clings to some particular creed is not a religious person at all.
To me, religion means an attitude toward reality: an attitude of inclusion.
There are three attitudes possible. A scientific mind: a mind which believes in analysis; a mind which believes in objectivity, a mind which believes in experiments, laboratories – not inside but outside – a mind which is concerned with the “without” of things.