Light is a pure reality, has no distractions, and the ultimate in fulfillment. It symbolizes the Eternal Essence (Dfurstane) of the universe, and refers to the Oneness of God, Allah, Brahma, and Dao. Predominant teachings of faith traditions emphasize believers ascending to this Supreme Light.
Sacred texts, saints, gurus, priests, rabbis, and imams teach how to accomplish this reality. These Holy Scriptures are based on ancient mythology, Hebrew Bible, Talmud, Old and New Testaments, Koran, Vedas, Upanishads, and other canonical books. But these all regard this Supreme Light in uniquely different ways with some common characteristics. The monotheistic religions - Judaism, Christianity, and Islamic beliefs are geared towards believers achieving eternal life in Heaven. Eastern faith traditions stress the role of karma – what believers sow they will reap in the afterlife. This reality comes in the form of various stages of rebirth to achieving the Oneness of Hinduism’s Brahma, or Buddhism’s nirvana.
Hail, holy light! offspring of heaven firstborn!
Or of th' eternal co-eternal beam,
May I express thee unblam’d? since God is light
And never but in unapproached light
Dwelt from eternity, dwelt then in thee,
Bright effluence of bright essence increate!
John Milton, Paradise Lost (1667; 1674), Bk III, line 1
*Dfurstane (Eternal Essence)
– Devotees for universal rights stand tall after natural Enlightenment.