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Hinduism

Hinduism is not just a religion, its a way of life. The fundamentals of Hinduism is in the four purusharthas (objectives) of dharma (righteousness), artha (wealth) , kama (fulfilment of desires) and moksha (freedom).  Freedom is the highest virtue in Hinduism.

 

The human soul longs for freedom.  All human beings (including the self-styled enemies of Hinduism) long for freedom.  The difference is only in the path.

 

Hinduism’s greatest feature has been its positive ideas and those who do not belong to it are not infidels or heretics. Hinduism does not believe in bringing about a mechanical uniformity of belief and worship by a forcible elimination of all that is not in agreement with a particular creed.

 

Hindus have never conquered, plundered or committed genocides on other peoples and they never will, primarily because the deeper values enshrined in the Sanatana Dharma are against such mindless violence and expansionism.

 

It is a positive religion. There is no fear of fire and brimstone, hell or damnation to encourage the listeners to fear divine wrath and punishment. At one level every true Hindu sees his/her self being one with the Universal Self. At a more samsaric level, a Hindu also understands more than any other religionist in the world, the concept of a harmonious global society that should unite, prosper and live in peace. ‘Lokasamasta Sukhino Bhavantu’ and ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ are not mere empty words spoken by Rishis a long long while ago.

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