It is human nature to think oneself as if on a path disparately variant from that of others. For example, persons from one religious path is likely to think himself as worshipping a God different from that of a person from a different religion. The keynote of divinity of one can only occur if these meaningless differences are transcended. The splendor of the perfect Truth cannot be enclosed in a single dogma alone.
Diversity is how Thatness manifests in Nature. Actually, to have contempt for other paths is to blockade one’s own. On the contrary compassion is the key – to see the struggle of others to reach Thatness through inevitable obscuration. The joke below goes further to illustrate this concept. Also, once you attain enlightenment through whichever path, you instantly realize that all knowledges constitute of the same matter of illumination.
Difference is sameness and sameness is difference
Nasrudin (13 century A.D., Turkey) was taking a donkey-load of grapes to the city market. Groups of small children incessantly kept begging him for the grapes: but he only gave them a small handful each.
“You are mean, Nasrudin!” they shouted.
“Not at all”, said the Mullah, ” I am doing this to illustrate the inherent silliness of children. All these grapes taste the same. Once you have had some you know what all the rest are like. So it doesn’t matter whether you have many or just a few.”