In the performance of puja, we cannot blame a person for making a deity or religion their favorite as long as the person acknowledges that all theology and atheology is in fact the same - not any more than we might blame a person for preferring one flavor of food over another, or a particular kind of clothing to another, or a form of housing to another, or even one land to another. Preference itself is no fault, for there is greater or lesser suitability to our ability and purpose in the infinite diversity of our choices. However, to be fooled by the illusion of differences we have imagined when presented with choices of essential similarity, to ignore the irrelevancy of such subtlety by turning from the pragmatism of our logic, or to forget our own individuality by thinking that what is suitable to ourselves is suitable to another, is a profound fault. Each individual is sacred, for it is an indivisible part of the whole. What difference is there between one and all? Between none and one? Between yours and mine? Between you and me? Such differences are of our own making - and yet, if we are controlled by them, it is arguably no longer a useful tool, but an implement of our own harm.
What beliefs we cannot sacrifice are not ours, but control us - and it is our obligation to free ourselves from them.
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