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The third condition for a meaningful dialogue is to refrain from making any hypotheticals. It requires that we come to the table without apre-determined docket or thing. Nothing should be taken for granted and nothing should be considerednon-negotiable. A dialogue doesn't inescapably mean agreement at all situations. On the negative, a dialogue is meant to reveal where we agree and where we do not. immaculately, this should at some stage lead to reflection on the relative value of our collective agreements and dissensions , and which of these matter more. 
 
 Hence the fourth and final condition is that the dialogue mates speak honestly and openly not just about what's participated in common but also about where they differ. The effects we partake in common help bring us together. Our differences may keep us piecemeal and indeed raise questions. One egregious question is, since we do effects else and since our belief- systems are different, who amongst us is right? A not- so- egregious question may be, is it necessary that in every form of disagreement, there's only one right answer? rather of allowing in terms of “ right ” or “ wrong, ” it may be more useful and practical to suppose in terms of “ different. ” perhaps we're all just different, with no bone
 amongst us with a monopoly on verity. perhaps it's the same verity that we all seek and it feels different when we clothe it in ideas, symbols, words, and ritual. 
 Speaking in Boston in 1896, Swami Vivekananda said, 
 
 “ Truth may be expressed in a thousand ways, and each one yet be true. We must learn that the same thing can be viewed from a hundred different slants, and yet be the same thing. ”( As reported in Boston Evening Paraphrase, March 30, 1896.) 
 Still, no two of those filmland will look identical and yet they're the filmland of the same structure, If photos of a structure are taken from ten different angles. maybe the different word- filmland, or abstract fabrics, we've about God may be of the one and the same Being? In a dialogue done interreligiously, similar questions acquire significance. Everyone should be free to ask any question, to themselves or to others, and everyone should have the freedom to choose the answer that resonates with their head and heart. 
 
 Benefits of a Successful Dialogue 
When a dialogue is successful, it brings several benefits. One egregious benefit is that it improves our understanding of “ the other. ” It isn't unusual to discover that some of our deep- seated impulses and prejudices weren't in fact embedded in reality. That helps remove dispensable mistrust and misreading, and in extreme cases, indeed abomination. A dialogue brings people together and, when they get to know one another as fellow mortal beings, it breaks the ice and creates warmth. It's delicate to detest a religion when you tête-à-tête know that warm, intelligent and considerate people exercise it. In a larger environment, it helps promote social harmony and peace. 
 
 Another benefit is on the religious position. We may discover that every religion has commodity unique to contribute to theworld.However, also there's a reason why so may persuasions are still not only surviving but thriving, If survival of the fittest is the norm. They've commodity precious and useful which the world needs. An interreligious engagement through dialogue therefore helps us enrich our own religious knowledge. It can be endlessly inspiring to observe the manifold ways in which the power of God operates in the world. 
 Odd as it may sound, interreligious dialogue frequently gives us a better understanding of our own religion. Some idea or some conception from another religion that we hear about in the course of a dialogue may awaken in our minds the memory of an idea or a conception from our own tradition. When we put the two ideas or generalities alongside each other and study them, employing not only faith but also reason, there's an occasion to have a deeper understanding of both. similar relative study is immensely perfecting and fulfilling. 
 
 While every religion is complete in itself to bring its followers the loftiest fulfillment, it doesn't avert us from chancing through interreligious dialogue fresh tools which can be integrated in the understanding and practice of our own spiritual lives. For case, prayer as an act of clicking with God is common to utmost persuasions the love of God that draws a person to prayer is universal, although the system, the language and the coexisting ritual vary among persuasions. It isn't unusual to see differences indeed within a religious tradition. No religion is a monolithic group. Seeing how love for God manifests in others, in those from one’s own religion and also from other persuasions, may give both education and alleviation to a person who takes religion seriously. 
 Being Interreligious 
 
 Only the “ mutuality ” and “ acceptance ” models give a frame for doing interreligious dialogue interreligiously. Science and technology have brought us all close to one another, occasionally uncomfortably so. In a world of shrinking distances and expanding trade and trip, our lives have come more interdependent than ever ahead. Any major circumstance in any part of the world now has impacts upon us all. Being religious is no longer enough in moment’s world. In order to lead richer, fulfilling religious lives, every one of us must learn to be interreligious, a state of being that travels the trackless path to the verity which is beyond all religious markers. 
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Religious diversity has been around for a long time, but it began impacting society only when people of different religious persuasions came by close contact with one another. With the ease of trip and increase in trade, the impact has continued to increase. At least in major metropolises of the world, it's now nearly insolvable in the course of a day not to cross path with someone from another religion. 
 
 When people of different persuasions — whether different religiously, socially, politically or sexually — come together, it's natural for them to talk about and partake their interests, outlooks and beliefs with others. That's how dialogue in its utmost introductory form occurs in diurnal life. When the exchange focuses generally on ideas and information related to religion, it becomes religious dialogue, and when the people involved belong to different persuasions, the dialogue becomes interreligious. 
 Dialogue occurs not only through particular exchanges and hassles but also via the written word through letters and emails, for case. Dialogue can also do through essays and books, followed by responses andcounter-responses to them. That's how dialogue can do both in real time and also spread over days, times, indeed centuries. It’s the exchange of ideas that's central to a dialogue, not when or how that exchange occurs. 
 
 Just because a dialogue is interreligious doesn't guarantee that it's done interreligiously. It can be a purely temporal exertion when done by people who aren't particularly religious. It can also be a religious exertion when done by those who take religion seriously. When does an interreligious dialogue come an interreligious exertion? In order to answer this question, it's necessary to examine the colorful motives for dialogue, the conditions for a meaningful dialogue, and the benefits of a good dialogue. 
 Motives for Dialogue 
 
 Dialogue is a two- way process involving at least two individualities, two groups, two testaments, or two whatever. It's a way of engaging “ the other. ” The engagement can do either on an equal or an unstable footing. The purpose of an interreligious dialogue and the thing that's sought depend on how the persons concerned view religion, their own and others ’. numerous approaches to religious diversity are possible but the following four models have been around for some time relief, fulfillment, mutuality, and acceptance. 
The “ relief ” model is patronized by those with an exclusivist approach to religion. In this way of thinking, there's only one true religion and all others are false. The thing of all engagement, voluntary or not, is to replace the false persuasions by the one true religion. The implicit idea is that not only is the verity one but it can be expressed in only one way. 
 
 The “ fulfillment ” model fits a mindset of those with an inclusivist approach, who believe that other persuasions have at least some verity and hence serve a introductory purpose. The stopgap is that the followers of those persuasions will ultimately be converted to the one true faith and admit the complete verity. Those who fail to do so are believed to be permanently deprived of the eternal blessing. Real and continuing fulfillment can come only through the one true religion. The inclusivists practice forbearance, so it's possible to view the “ fulfillment ” model as a toned- down interpretation of the “ relief ” model. 
The “ mutuality ” model is grounded on the recognition that persuasions of the world are equal mates and there may be a lot to gain by participating with one another and harkening to one another. This model encourages the dialogic approach and it comes in numerous tones. In every shade the equivalency of persuasions may not inescapably be full and unquestioned. Some may see other persuasions as equal and good of engagement on the social or intellectual position but not inescapably on the religious position. 
 
 The “ acceptance ” model goes beyond bare forbearance of other persuasions. Then all persuasions are viewed as inversely true and authentic, and hence dialogue- good at every position. Every religion is given the freedom to express itself and grow in its own way. This kind of harmonious approach toward other persuasions has the strength to affirm spiritual concinnity without dwindling the value of religious diversity. It sees diversity not as a problem to be overcome but as a reality to be celebrated and an occasion to expand one’s horizon. 
The motive for dialogue is determined by which of these models is active in an engagement. In the “ relief ” model, the decision has formerly been made. The other persuasions are wrong and must be brought to light. The intensity of the missionary zeal to convert is fed primarily by an exclusivist approach to religion. The dialogue in such a case is really amonologue.However, it's only to know how important work is demanded to bring them on the right path, If “ the other ” must be heard. The focus is on telling them what's wrong with their way of life and why they should change it. The thing is to make “ them ” more like “ us. ” In the “ fulfillment ” model, the introductory motive remains the same but the rhetoric is less aggressive and the tone kindly
 generous, indeed if patronizing. 
 
 It's the “ mutuality ” model which provides an ideal terrain for dialogue and, if the dialogue mates are sufficiently open- inclined, there's a real possibility of at least some of them embracing the “ acceptance ” model sooner or latterly. Indeed people who aren't particularly religious may see the mileage of interreligious dialogue on a purely temporal position. similar social pragmatists reason that, since we've to live as fellow citizens anyway, it's better that we get to know one another well so we can live harmoniously, or at least tolerate one another’s presence without too important dubitation
 , misreading and mistrust. 
The dialogue in the “ acceptance ” model occurs not in response to a society’s need for peace and harmony but out of the natural desire to learn, to expand, and to enrich one’s religious knowledge. It's fed by a kind of religious “ hunger ” to witness the presence and glory of God in as numerous ways as possible. 
 
 Conditions for a Meaningful Dialogue 
Not every interreligious dialogue is successful as anyone who has shared in them knows. What are the conditions necessary to have a dialogue that can be considered worth the time and energy that are expended on it? At least four conditions come to mind right down. 
 
 The first condition is that the dialogue mates accept the possibility that they may have commodity new to learn from theencounter.However, ” with no interest in or anticipation of literacy or “ entering ” commodity useful, also the dialogue becomes a series of harangues, If the thing is simply to educate or to inform or to “ give. People end up talking past one another, with no bone
 learning anything useful. The impulses, prejudices and wrong sundries remain complete. Everyone may be civil with one another, the grins and the handshakes may be warm and genuine, but little is gained from similar interreligious hassles. Everyone returns home feeling good, but it’s a feeling that evaporates snappily. 
On the other hand, if the desire is to partake, not only to give but also to admit, also the alternate condition becomes nearly predictable that the dialogue mates hear to one another with respect, care and understanding. Unless we admire “ the other, ” we wo n’t be suitable to give them our concentrated attention. When we hear to our dialogue mates with respect and attention, we demonstrate visibly that we watch and are eager to understand them. The respect, if it’s genuine, helps minimize the impact of one’s inherited impulses and prejudices, and at least some of these may be removed by the desire to understand. 

                                 Source:Vedanta society,Veda,ramkrishna mission and Wikipedia

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