unity of true religious values reflects this original religion of
truth. Love, peace, truth, charity, compassion, devotion, honesty,
and all other higher values (Dharmas) interpenetrate and support one
another. Sarva Dharma Samabhava, or the unity of truth and spiritual
aspiration, is only possible in a Sanatana Dharma, a universal or
eternal tradition. The unity of
Dharmas is only possible in the universal and eternal Dharma, the
supreme Oneness of existence. Certainly a human element has entered
into Hinduism as all other religions.
But this human element is not
enshrined in the core of the religion but only has intruded into its
peripheral and external forms, particularly its social practices.
The core of Hinduism reflects the numerous Vedic sages who set forth
the paths of truth for human beings at the beginning of this cycle
of creation, not in some external church, but in the deeper
consciousness of all beings, into the highest aspirations of the
human soul. Vedic Dharma projects various principles of an eternal
religion. Let us examine these and see how relevant they may be.