saying we all have our own path is a true statement but one has to differentiate between "own" and DIFFERENT;
every path has to DISCOVER within self the same principles of truth or it won't bring us to the goal:
its like wanting to go to the beach...........there may be a lot of roads to the beach, but they better all be heading in that same direction or someone won't wind up at the beach;
if the beach is ENLIGHTENMENT, then there can't be different laws to enlightenment but only DIFFERENT languages (babel)
another allegory would be there is only one PHYSIOLOGY and ANATOMY of a body:
they all have lungs, hearts, brains, eye, ears, feet, hands, noses, mouths.......need I go on......lolol
so, no matter what part of the body a person is afflicted with or concerned about, they have the same ULTIMATE law that is true for every single BODY
if the physical is a SHADOW of the spirit, meaning the physical is the manifestation of the spirit, then the law of SPIRIT has to be the same, no matter the MYTH, the story, the allegory, they ultimately all have to give us the SAME INFORMATION, or we are not all going to find the same EVOLUTION or revelation, no matter how we "name" it:
ok, lets take Buddhism;
we know Sidhartha wants to leave the fathers palace (heaven) and goes on a journey to find out what is out there
his father prepares for revelations for him
an old man, sick man, dead man etc............and now he must become the Buddha to find his way HOME.......sitting under the "Bo Tree" he develops the 8 fold path of moderation etc
Jesus talks about the prodigal son who leaves heaven (his fathers home) and winds up loosing all his life force on harlots and riotous living: HE comes to himself as the Buddha finally finds Nirvana etc
the point is the story all have the same beginning, the same journey, (leaving home) and the same ending (returning to where one begins with the "knowledge" of the CONTRAST of heaven and hell or whatever death, sickness, old age represent to someone else; I know what they represent to me lolol
bottom line, the religious traditions speak of stories but the TRUTH behind them has to be the same or the story is a lie period:
if one story is a lie, perhaps then all are a lie and then what do you ultimately trust?
you may say those I understand, but if you understand them already, they aren't much FURTHER ahead than you so there is more companship here than going for a higher level of consciousness;
if you trust science more than religious traditions, WHY? because they will tell you that they didn't know the truth over and over when they discover more of it?
religious tradition tells you "THIS IS TRUTH" and if you find what we found, you will know what WE know
science can't make that claim because they are building on what others have learned as well, but there is nobody in science that claims to have discovered the ULTIMATE truth, and in religion there is
what to trust?
trust your own experience........dont depend on too many peoples "IDEAS" and OPINIONS
it is easy to spend a life time seeking for more and more opinions and ideas, disregarding what some have called the TRUTH because opinions and ideas are easier to digest or spit out
the time is here where we have to dig a little within to find the RECEPTORS that are able to pick up the TRUE light for ourselves and not depend on it second hand