Episode 10 - Religion, Co-existence & The Science of Reflection

This in-depth episode begins with the explosive question – what is the relationship between religion and violence… why do they seem to go hand in hand?

But is this the question we need to be asking or do we need to explore the nature of religion itself, what it is and what it definitely isn’t?

An inquiry that takes us to the heart of the philosophy of co-existence, this conversation exposes that beyond traditional notions of religion and tolerance there is a way to be with each other that will naturally unite us across borders and belief.

This is the future that awaits us if we are to say yes to opening ourselves to the evolution of the Science of Reflection. But how many of us want to see a way of living that might expose our current ways as falling short? And why is it that we can borrow each others cuisine (Thai food anyone?) and infuse it into our culture way before we will accept or explore each others ideas of religion?

In the second half of the interview Serge Benhayon explores a science that “gives us the ability to arrest once and for all a disease that effects all of humanity…”. A dis-ease that we may or may not realise, exists in nearly every home and workplace across the globe.

A revelatory episode…

23 comments

  • Kathleen Baldwin February 13, 2018   Reply →

    Thank you, Serge it makes perfect sense to me that religion is about love, harmony and brotherhood and never ever about violence. Religion is about binding and bonding so could never be about violence on any level.

  • Matilda Bathurst February 13, 2018   Reply →

    This is a a very beautiful, inspiring and self-reflection-provoking interview – bringing to the table our beliefs about religion, society, violence, stereotyping and much more – thank you.

  • Rik Connors February 13, 2018   Reply →

    Love it! What we can learn from each other through the science of reflection is Gold; instead of the separation through pride. Even playing field — equal players. We have answers to our religion and relationships One-unified – Let’s play in the field of God, we naturally wholeheartedly deserve it!

  • Rachel Murtagh February 14, 2018   Reply →

    The Science of Reflection, what a beautiful answer to a living way that supports all to be harmonious no matter which religion, gender, culture or nationality we are from. What if we were given the opportunity in school to learn how to be reflective without comparison or jealousy? Surely this would give the most assured foundation to live life from.

  • Susan Green February 14, 2018   Reply →

    Fantastic interview. Beautifully summed up at the end. The world misses the Sciences that Serge and Rebecca speak about – the Science of reflection in particular. We are not taught about the Science of Reflection – what we can learn from one another and so how we can co-exist. If we understood this then we would be open to learning and open to one another.

  • Gabriele Conrad February 14, 2018   Reply →

    The Science of Reflection supersedes right and wrong, jealousy and comparison – it lives and lets live so that we can learn from each other until the only way IS the only way.

  • Ingrid Ward February 14, 2018   Reply →

    Another absolutely brilliant interview with Serge Benhayon, this time exposing even more layers of what we have come to believe is religion. It is true that we often judge a religion, or any organisation, by the militancy we see from members of it, but as Serge has shared, there are many others who are not living in this way in any shape or form. So, it follows that any anti-societal acts by some of its members have no place in religion but we tend to let ourselves be ‘grabbed by the wrongs’ and focus on that.

  • Andrew Mooney February 14, 2018   Reply →

    Wow this a show stopper interview that really gets to the bottom of things. Religion is clearly something we have allowed to be reinterpreted and used as an excuse to abuse and harm but as this interview so clearly spells out we should not be allowed to be put off religion by this but actually claim back the true meaning of the word which if it was really understood I doubt many people would have an issue with it.

  • Michael Brown February 14, 2018   Reply →

    A much deeper conversation on religion than one is used to hearing. Thank you all for producing this magnificent interview.

  • Golnaz Shariatzadeh February 15, 2018   Reply →

    Competition and drive for supremacy are traits that keep us divided and retard our evolution. So much wiser to be open, observe and as mentioned here learn and be inspired when someone else reflects something great that we too could be adopting.

  • Kathleen Baldwin February 15, 2018   Reply →

    I love the way this interview explores the Science of Reflection and how vital it is to our evolution. This discussion brings to the fore the understanding that to really learn from others we need to let go of comparison and self-criticism. Without these obstacles, we can either be inspired by another who we see as living in a way that is of great benefit to their health and true well-being or we can acknowledge l that we are not ready to make the changes that are required to live in that way. In both scenarios we walk away from the reflection that has been offered learning something more about ourselves and others.

  • Samantha Davidson February 15, 2018   Reply →

    Awesome interview, I used to have such and issue with the word ‘religion’, the hypocrisy of many who used it and said they owned it in a sense. I am so much more open to it now and I know that I can have a relationship with it that no one else can dictate or tell me is right or wrong, what feels true within in terms of living in harmony and ‘co-existence’ that is religious life.

  • Ariana Ray February 15, 2018   Reply →

    Serge Benhayon says here ‘If there is violence there is no religion’. (6.30 onwards)
    Then there IS no religion in this world for pretty much all of the long lived religions have all gone to war in the name of their religion.

  • Michael Brown February 15, 2018   Reply →

    “In the second half of the interview Serge Benhayon explores a science that “gives us the ability to arrest once and for all a disease that effects all of humanity…”.” This is what we all want, how much money, time and resource goes in to attempting to cure illness and disease, and here is a man presenting the true solution. I have a feeling one day these videos will be looked back upon as being light years ahead of their time.

  • Carmel Reid February 15, 2018   Reply →

    It is great to explore how violence has become synonymous with religion and it shows how the word Religion has been so abused, to cover a multitude of activities that are harming. The joy of The Way of The Livingness is its flexibility and the way we are inspired to live without imposing upon another, so militancy is never a part – as Serge Benhayon says in this interview it’s about love, about beauty, about harmony, about brotherhood, co-existing and being respectful of each other.

  • Golnaz Shariatzadeh February 16, 2018   Reply →

    Such wise reflection that when we see a person or some people belonging to a group such e.g. living in a particular country behaves in a certain way it does not mean everyone in that country backs such behaviour. Similarly when members of a religion misinterpret the foundations of a religion and behave atrociously it does not mean everyone else in that group prescribe to the same view. In fact religion in its true meaning is all about the deepest level of love and oneness, so harming in another in any shape or form exposes that such acts are nothing whatsoever to do with religion

  • Gill Randall February 16, 2018   Reply →

    I love how Serge Benhayon is so inclusive in this episode, without judgements, he holds everyone equally for whoever they are and whatever their beliefs. He reflects a great example for us all to follow.

  • HM February 17, 2018   Reply →

    ‘If I religious group is violent in any way shape or form, they can’t truly call themselves a religious group…’ – Serge Benhayon once again brings a truth and simplicity to words that supports us to understand where we take things out of context. Religion used for good or bad is not religion at all if religion is in fact truly a relationship with what is divine

  • rosanna bianchini February 17, 2018   Reply →

    It’s clear here that openness and reflection are imperative for our mutual understanding and loving coexistence. Serge has such a way of speaking about the most seemingly huge problems of the world and brings such simplicity to and understanding of how it can be another way.

  • Carmel Reid February 17, 2018   Reply →

    ‘There is no violence in religion’ says Serge Benhayon and we need to understand that in order to live in true brotherhood

  • Mary February 17, 2018   Reply →

    Too me Serge Benhayon has exposed the falseness of mainstream Religion
    “If there is violence there is no religion”
    Then surely we have no religion in truth because most religions have gone to war against each other. So that leads me to question
    “why then do we give our power away to these institutions by relying on them to tell us how to live our lives?”
    I feel the people that run these institutions are more lost than the average person because they are hanging on to a dogma that is built on a false foundation and such a foundation will crumble and fall. Surely we are watching this happen before our very eyes.

  • Tricia Nicholson February 17, 2018   Reply →

    A living way that obliterates the indecency and separation currently around in the world today within religions and societies . Role models and the science of reflection is much needed so we can all coexist loving . A brilliant interview with amazing equality and love for us all.

  • Jennifer Smith February 18, 2018   Reply →

    Live and let live. An important principle with which we can live life with humbleness and openness.

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