Harmony of Religions and Global Ethics

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Sub-subject - Principle of the Harmony of Religions (Sri Ramakrishna) and International Business. Syllabus:

Harmony of Religions

  1. Sri Ramakrishna principle of truthfulness and harmony of religions as a pillar of global ethics
  2. Compatibility of Sri Ramakrishna principle with the world's religions
  3. Personalities who have applied or implement this principle:
    1. Gandhi and Swami Vivekananda (India. Hinduism)
    2. Hampaté Ahmadou Ba (Mali. Islam)
    3. Dalai Lama and Aung San Suu Kyi (Burma. Buddhism)
    4. Nelson Mandela (South Africa. Christianity)
    5. Martin Luther King (the United States. Christianity)
    6. Leo Tolstoy (Russia. Orthodoxy)
  4. Influences of Sri Ramakrishna principle in business
  5. Some cases of businesspeople who apply this principle:
    1. Dr Hamied (Cipla laboratories. India. Islam)
    2. Chang Yung-fa (Director of Evergreen. Taiwan. Buddhist)
    3. Indu Jain (Director of the Times Group and Bennett, Coleman. India. Jainism)
    4. Orji Uzor Kalu Dr (Owner SLOK Nigerian conglomerate. Nigeria. Christianity)
Sub-subject “Harmony of Religions” is studied…
  1. Master Executive in International Business (MIB)
  2. Master in Business in Asia
  3. Doctorate DIB Ethics, Religion, and Business
  4. Doctorate DIB Asia

Learning materials in En or Es Harmonía Religiones FR Ethique

Sub-Subject Description: Principle of the Harmony of Religions (Sri Ramakrishna)

The “Sri Ramakrishna Principle”: Truthfulness and Harmony of Religions. One of the pillars of the Global Ethics

Global Ethics

All religions are truthful; they are paths to God, but they are not God.

“God has made different religions to suit the different aspirations, times, and countries. All doctrines are only so many paths, but a path is by no means God Himself” Sri Ramakrishna.

The principle of the harmony of religions does not mean belonging to any particular religion, or take a position for any of them, nor that one is better or worse than another. Neither does imply any proselytising. Accepting this principle does not imply any denial of the faith of each person.

This principle implies recognising that much of humanity professes any of these religions, and who accepts this principle considers them as truthful in the sense that millions of people believe it. It is a principle of religious tolerance.

This principle is fully open to agnostics and atheists while respecting other people might have other beliefs.

Hinduism spiritual leader inspires a Muslim businessperson (Dr. Hamied).
Hinduism Islam

All religions, in some way, share this principle, by ex Islam:

“All the Messengers that We sent spoke the language of their people so that they could explain (their message to them)” Holy Quran Chapter (14)

“To each of you We prescribed a law and a method. Had Allah willed, He would have made you one nation united in religion, but He intended to test you in what He has given you; so race to all that is good.”
Holy Quran (5:48).

Sheikh Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber is the founder MBI Al Jaber Foundation, the objective of the Foundation is to build bridges (intercultural dialogue) between the Middle East and the rest of the World.

My Christian brother, my Judaist brother, My Buddhist brother, my brother or traditional religions” Ahmadou Hampaté Bá

Bhagavad-Gita, one of the sacred books of Hinduism, states:

“Whatsoever form any devotee desires to worship with faith - that (same) faith of his I make firm and unflinching” Bhagavad-Gita 21-22

“There is neither Hindu nor Muslim so whose path shall I follow? I shall follow God's path. God is neither Hindu nor Muslim, and the path that I follow is God's.” Guru Nanak

It is crucial to accept this principle to approach the concept of global ethics truly. This acceptance does not imply the conversion to any religion.

Perhaps for Westerners, because of our cultural heritage based heavily on Hellenism, will be difficult to accept this concept.

“The law of love was present in all religions in the World” Tolstoy

“I have a dream. Jews and Gentiles, Protestants, and Catholics will be able to join hands” Martin Luther King

“Good action contains all religions, ideologies, and philosophies” Vicente Ferrer

We can assert that:

Spiritual leaders (Ramakrishna, Gandhi, Dalai Lama, Aung San Suu Kyi, or Nelson Mandela) are showing the path.

Some World's Business Leaders are exploring and developing (and financing) their teachings.

Tawakkol Karman Nobel prize

Tawakkol Karma - Nobel Peace Prize (Yemen).

Examples of Sri Ramakrishna Principle and Business.

“All the people can consider secure and can reside in Saudi Arabia in an environment where there are reciprocal respect and tolerance among all, irrespective of social class, religion, or gender.” Lubna S. Olayan, one of the most influential Businesswoman in the World.

Chang Yung-fa. Director of Evergreen
Kuan Tao Global Ethics

Indu Jain (Jainist)
Indu Jain (Jainist)

Ethics Jainism

Doctor Shaikha Al Maskari (United Arab Emirates, Muslim) is a strong supporter of dialogue between religions. She is the Chairwoman of Al Maskari Holding.

“I join our Muslim brothers. I am greeting all Nigerian religious and spiritual leaders who have contributed to the peacefully co-existence among religions” Orji Uzor Kalu (Nigeria).

Cheryl Carolus (South Africa):
Cheryl Carolus South Africa

Terrorism is Not Religion

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