Question: Can I change ‘my’ religion for the sake of someone I Love?
Acharya Prashant: What do you mean by religion?
If religion just means following a particular code of conduct, if it means that I am loyal to a particular book, if it means that such and such will be my pilgrimage centers; If that is what is religion, then this religion is just something that you have been conditioned to believe in, it is just a belief system! And belief systems come and go.
Today you can believe in one thing, tomorrow you can believe in something else. These beliefs anyway have no permanency. They don’t have a deep root. Because these have been externally implanted. They are not coming from a very depth, the very soil of the mind. So, they can change. That is how people keep on changing their religions. Every year, lakhs of people change their religion. These religions that can be changed, they anyway don’t have any worth.
But that is not the true meaning of religion.
Real religion cannot be changed.
What you can change is your cult or your sect, ‘panth’, that can be changed. ‘Dharm’ cannot be changed.
Because there are no different religions.
True religion is just one.
How will you change it? There is no second religion.
Where will you go? Yes, there are many sects. There are thousands of sects, but there is only one True religion. And that religion is not about the following something. That religion is not about visiting a temple or a church or a mosque. That religion is not about being loyal to a particular book.