God and spirituality are for all mankind – for Hindus, Christians and Muslims alike – just as the Sun shines for all, the Earth supports all, and the atmosphere enables everyone to breathe and stay alive. So one should listen to Saints irrespective of where they come from. Who knows which of their words will touch our heart and inspire us to renew that natural union with God, which we have forgotten. Sometimes when we are driving, our car breaks down. We don’t waste time and call a mechanic who lives far away; we ask passing motorist to help us. When someone stops and asks what happened, we tell them that the car has broken down. Some of them who have knowledge of car’s working lift the hood and use their knowledge to fix it. When it starts to work you thank them profusely. You don’t ask them their religion or beliefs in such instances. If someone were to shoot you and you are taken to the doctor who proceeds to operate you, would you ask him to first tell you his religion and where he is from? You won’t ask all that. You will simply say, “Please take out the bullet. I am in agony.” That is why one saint said, “Don’t ask a saint about his cast and creed. Anyone who meditates on God becomes His”. It is all a matter of knowing the true Name of God to meditate upon. If God does not discriminate between souls, why should those who call themselves His devotees? There are no barriers of prejudice for the spiritual man; there is only one thing that matters and that is humanity. It is this humanitarian vision which has to be revived today and only then can our society be uplifted from the vices of the world. Only then can we guarantee a secure future for our children. So every heart has to become the home of Lord Rama, every heart has to become the home of Allah and Jesus. Permanent peace can come only when there is mutual love, trust and co-operation among all sections of the society. The need of the hour is for all religious leaders to come forward and remind us that the key message of all religions has been the promotion of love amongst mankind. Mahatma Gandhi used to say, “Whether you are called Ishwar or Allah, Oh God! Please bring us all together.” Let us use the wisdom of our Saints and work towards universal peace and brotherhood.