Religion is a science of reality and an experience of self and soul. It is a realization of your spiritual origin and it gives you the experience of God, balanced judgment, and grace. We are spiritual beings who have come to have a human experience.
Religion affords the opportunity to gather with others of like mind, in the ‘company of the holy’, to sing sacred songs and experience the transition from individual consciousness to group consciousness to universal consciousness.
When we experience this spiritual discipline, our human behavior is tempered to a higher frequency, so that no calamity is calamity enough, no tragedy is tragedy enough, and we can smile even in the face of death.
~Resource: Living Reality (1994) by Bibiji Inderjit Kaur Khalsa.