School of Universal Worship
89 Lindsey Hill Road • Worthington, MA 01098
(413) 238-5887 • Fax: (413) 238-7790
Dear Cherag(a) Candidate:
Below are 30 exercises for you to complete from the Religious Dimensions of The Message course. You need to finish only these exercises before ordination, although you may want to work on others in the course for your own personal growth or interest
Please send your work, labeled with your name and the words
candidate" on it, to:
The School of the Universal Worship at 89 Lindsey Hill Road • Worthington, MA 01098, or to your reader if one has been assigned.
Your work will be reviewed by your reader. Upon successful
of the questions the School will send you a letter of confirmation.
Then the process of become ordained will be arranged.
Ordination can also be done by one of the Sirajs. Please contact the Universal Worship Secretariat for a list of Serajs if you prefer one of them to do the ordination.
Provided here is a listing of the Sections with the names and numbers of the exercises which you are to complete. Page numbers are not included since there are different editions of the course. If you do not understand one of the questions or are unable to answer it, please let us know.
We will be happy to offer further clarification.
Section I: RELIGION
1) Preparation Exercises, #1
2) Chapter: Religion, #4 Chapter:
3) The Coming World Religion, #4
Section II: THE GOD IDEAL
4) Review Exercises, #1
Section III: THE SPIRIT OF GUIDANCE
5) General Exercises, #3
Section IV: THE MASTER, THE SAINT, THE PROPHET: THE WAYS OF THE WISE
6) The Prophets, #3
Section V: THE SPIRITUAL HIERARCHY
7) Discovering In Oneself The Qualities of the Masters, Saints and Prophets, #2
Section VI: PRAYER
8) Chapter: Prayer, #6
Section VII: THE HINDU RELIGION
9 ans 10) Exercises, #1 and #3
Section VIII:THE BUDDHIST RELIGION
11) The Nature of Reason, #3
12) Self-Realization and Freedom, #1
Section IX: THE ZOROASTRIAN RELIGION
13) Attunement Exercises, #3
14) Review Exercises, #4
Section X:THE RELIGION OF JUDAISM
15) The Prophets of Ben/ Israel, #1
16) Essential Elements of Judaism, #1
Section XI: THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION
17, 18) Essential Elements of Christianity, #5 and #10
Section XII: THE RELIGION OF ISLAM
19) Exercises Relating to the Prophet Mohammed, #1
20) Exercises on Islam and Christianity, #4
Section XIII: SUFISM AND THE ANCIENT SUFIS
21) The Sufi's Conception of God, #1
22) Buddhism and Sufism, #7
Section XIV: WOMEN AND RELIGION
23) Reflective Exercises, #1
24) Tape Exercises, #2
Section XV:THE MESSAGE IN OUR TIME
25 - 30) Chaplain's Committee Exercise, #2, #3, #4, #5, #7 and #8
The Religious Dimensions of the Message course can be ordered from 0mega Publications, 256 Darrow Road, New Lebanon, NY 12125, (518) 794-8183.
The course includes a 240 page spiral bound workbook and a set of l0
cassette tapes. The cost is $ 80.00 including
postage. You will also need a copy of The Unity of Religious Ideals Volume IX of the Sufi Message by Hazrat Inayat Khan which is the textbook for the course. This book may be ordered from Omega Publications also.