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hope other readers can similarly take the time and think deeply, in
order to break through this barrier of perception. I have always
been something of a revolutionary and strive to go to the core of
things, even if this upsets or goes against prevailing opinions. I
have taken that stance here as well because this is often how new
insight is born and how we are able to move beyond present
limitations to a greater truth. Certainly something in the world and
in India in particular needs to change, and it is necessary to stir
up the waters to bring this about.
Others may question how a Westerner
can comment on the complex and unique issues of such a foreign
nation and culture. Well Hindus have for decades been naively
following the views of Westerners who project negative ideas about
their traditions and divide their country up in various ways in
order to conquer, convert or Westernize it.