Excerpt from: The Man Who Loved Seagulls, Chapter 1
"Watch… somebody says he is a Mohammedan, somebody says he is a Hindu, somebody says he is a Christian, somebody says he is a Jew – their beliefs are different, but watch their lives and you will not find any difference. The Mohammedan, the Jew, the Christian, the Hindu – they all live the same life. Their life is not at all touched by their belief.
"In fact, beliefs cannot touch your life, beliefs are devices. Beliefs are cunning devices through which you say ’I know what life is’ – and you can rest at ease, you are not troubled by life. You hold a concept and that concept helps you to rationalize. Then life does not bother you much because you have all the answers to all the questions.
"But remember… unless religion is personal, unless religion is not abstract but real, deep in your roots, deep in your guts – unless it is like blood and bone and marrow – it is futile, it is of no use. It is the religion of philosophers not the religion of sages." Osho