Pluralism is like plants in a garden.

10. Pluralism is like plants in a garden.

In a garden, different plants, trees and fruits have their own seasons, their own rhythm and their own requirements. They have their own alloted share of sunshine, air and water and they grow to their own potential size. The gardener does not try to prescribe one season or one rhythm or one pace for all of them. He tries to serve them according to their own requirements. And that is enough. If he imposed his own ideas on them, he should destory them. Only in service according to the laws of nature, there is colour and variety, life and nourishment for us all.

When we go out crusading for our version of god, go out converting people and imposing our beliefs and patterns on them, we show lack of faith in God. In fact, we deny God in others.