Why some people can't accept another person for what they've chosen to believe when it comes to religion or their spiritual path, I'll never know. And why some of them think only their way is right, and everyone else will be condemned if they don't believe as they, is something else I'll never know.
There are many books out there, does that mean only one holds the truth. Those who believe it does, carry on, I'm happy for you but, please don't look at me with your judgmental eyes or preach to me, just because my path differs from yours.
I'm not here to cast judgment on anyone, and I'm certainly not here to try to convert others over to becoming a Buddhist, my main reason I'm here is to have a heart of compassion for everyone including myself.
Some time back, a woman saw me wearing my "Mala Beads" Buddhist Prayer Beads. When she saw that, she said, "I thought you were a Christian!"
"No," I told her, "I've been a Buddhist for years."
She then asked, "Where will you go when you die!"
"That all depends on my karma in this life," I said.
Furthermore, I explained, "I don't believe our soul ever dies, life is like a wheel that goes around continuously."
HER EYES SUDDENLY WIDENED AS SHE LOOKED AT ME WITH THOSE JUDGMENTAL EYES!