Christians or Muslims in India ever been criticized for violating
Sarva Dharma Samabhava? Does this mean that they have never done so?
If the principle of Sarva Dharma Samabhava does not apply to them
then why should we interpret it as meaning that all religions are
Under the guise of religious tolerance this idea of equality of
religions is used to prevent scrutiny of religious dogmas. Hindus
are encouraged to accept the Bible or Koran as true
like the Gita, for example, even without looking into what
these books really say. Should Hindus look at other religions in a
critical light, however intelligent, courteous or objective their
views, they are called communal. Rather than uniting all religious
groups, this principle of religious equality serves to sanction
existing religions as they are.
Aggressive religions are allowed to continue to be aggressive.
Passive religions are expected not to try to defend themselves. Each
religion is given sanctity for what it has historically done, and
religions are given the freedom to act without question under the
veil of belief.