|This does not
mean that Hindus should not be criticized. Certainly they can be criticized for many
things. They have to really look at who they are and what they are doing because in most
cause they are not living up to their inner potential or their heritage. On a social level
many Hindus are trapped in backward social customs, but those who are not backward are
usually caught in the corruption or materialism of modern society.
On an inner level Hindus suffer from lack of creativity, initiative,
and original thinking. They want to imitate either their own older thinkers, whose
teachings May be entirely relevant today, or, if modern, they imitate the trends of
Western culture which are unspiritual.
As a group Hindus mainly suffer from passivity, disunity,
and a lack of organization, and they are very poor at communicating who they main problem
is that they fail to study, practice or support it, or to defend it if Hindu teachings are
misrepresented or if Hindus are oppressed. These are
not the problems of an aggressive or militant fundamentalism but the opposite, that of
people who lack faith and dedication to themselves and their traditions.