religious teachings of all types were critically scrutinized, examined in detail, and
questioned an all levels, such as we find in the various systems of Indian philosophy
Hindu, Buddhist and Jain. Hindus should be capable of having a dialogue with those of
other religious beliefs without either agreeing with them or having to turn away. It is
not wrong for Hindus to state what they believe is true, even if other groups may
not accept it.
Nor is it wrong for Hindus to
criticize the practices of other religions, if they don't agree with them. In fact the
Hindus point of view with its greater respect for life and Nature us much needed to bring
real spirituality into the world. Hindus should be friendly and considerate in their
communication with non-Hindus, yet they can do so without having to surrender their
opinions or to go along with whatever non-Hindus say.
Such debate occurs in all fields of knowledge and was
always promoted by the great Hindus sages. Hindus sages. Hindus should reinstate it today,
not just bringing different groups together to agree with one another, but to openly
examine religion and spirituality so that the real Truth behind it can be known for the
benefit of all.