Hindus are not required to
agree with one another on religious matters but are encouraged to
develop their own insights. Hindus respect original and honest
thinking, rather than merely parroting what someone else, however
great, has said.
If two Hindus do not follow
the same guru, worship the Divine in the same form, or study the
same scripture, it is not a problem. They will not fight with or try
to convert the other person. They respect their diversity as part of
the great abundance of life.
Hinduism as Sanatana Dharma
has developed an unparalleled freedom in the religious and spiritual
realm, as Western culture has done in the scientific and material
realm. It would be of great benefit to humanity to combine them. To
the Hindu the spiritual realm is an inner universe to be explored,
not merely a dogma to believe in. Hinduism provides the tools of
Yoga and meditation so that we can make this exploration for
As such Hinduism is a way of
spiritual knowledge, a universal teaching and yogic technology that
any individual can adopt. It is not another religion fighting for
converts or seeking to impose its ideas on the minds of people.
Hinduism has as its highest goal liberation, which includes going
beyond all religious teachers, holy books and churches, to the
Divine presence at the heart of each individual.