Why am I a Hindu?

There is a fundamental difference between saying “I am a Hindu” and between saying “I am a Christian or a Muslim”

When a person says “I am a Muslim” or “I am a Christian”, there is no place for any other religion. Islam does not believe in other religion and calls non-believers using a derogatory term called kafirs. Christianity says that if you are not a christian then you will go to hell. Forget about going to hell, if you are not a Hindu, then you are already IN HELL.

When a person says “I am a Hindu”, it means there is equal space for all other religions too. Hinduism never asks people of other religion to convert to itself, for it believes that all religions are one and the same. The core message of Hinduism is that God is one and different people call him with different names. So when I say “I am a Hindu”, I also mean that “You can be a Christian, You can be a Muslim”. Not the same case with other religions like Christianity and Islam which want to convert whole world into their respective religion.

So the core message is that if all religions should continue to exist in the world, then Hinduism should be the most dominant religion on this planet, because it allows every other religion to exist. This universal brotherhood is the reason why I am a Hindu. This is also the reason that why all should fight for the cause of Hinduism to make sure that all other humans can continue to live with their own beliefs and religion, as long as they dont intrude into others. In other words, no missionary or forced conversions should be allowed, nor religious laws should be implemented in public domain like in islamic countries. Keep religion as a private affair. Problems start when we mix politics with it.


3 Responses

  1. Very true.
    Sadly the wider world never gets to hear this truth.

    I can understand the christians and the muslims trying to project a bad image of the hindus to the world. It is their way, it is in their religion.

    I get annoyed at the hindus, who have never spent time to learn about our philosophy but when asked by foreigners will talk absolute rubbish to hide their ignorance.

    These “can’t be bothered to know about my religion” hindus have let our country get sold away by the pseudo-secularists and their purely dishonest motives.

  2. Dear Indian,

    I am studying to be an Interfaith Minister, and I could not agree with you more. I was raised as a Christian, but have always believed that we are all one, and that all spiritual traditions point to the same core truths. I have learned much from the Buddhist philosophy for many years, and now studying Hinduism, reading its sacred texts, I am experiencing an ancient spiritual tradition that encompasses both humanity and the Divine in their totality and multiplicity–and indeed, since I am not dualistic, they/we are one.

    Thank you, and Happy New Year.

  3. Thanks Molly,

    I would be interested to read your thoughts and experiences, do you have a blog of your own?

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