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THE UNITY OF RELIGION AND
different sects as Jehovah's Witnesses, Southern Baptists, and other evangelical and
fundamentalist groups on par with the contemplative orders of Catholicism in this regard ?
Does this mean that we can place Billy Graham on par with the great saints of Christianity
like Ramana Maharshi or with the great saints of Christianity like Saint Francis? To some
degree one can equate a number of Sufi doctrines with Vedanta, but does this mean that we
should honor the Ayatollah Khomeni equally with Vedantic teachers?
Unfortunately Hindus with a synthetic vision are inclined to attribute similar teachings
to other religions-not because followers of other religions accept such teachings-but
because Hindus, viewing these religions through the inner vision of Hinduism, read
Hinduism into them, seeing it where it may only be vaguely intimated.