How Can Hindus Better Promote
Their Religion in Non-Hindu Countries?
First it is a matter of
communication. Hindus must make it known who they are and what they
really believe, so common negative stereotypes about their religion
- which breed so much misunderstanding and intolerance - are
countered. They must organize themselves, not as a dogma but as a
community with the common interest to promote a deeper spiritual
knowledge in the world.
They must recognize the
value of the Hindu religion for all the world and its great
treasures of spiritual and yogic knowledge that are very rare, and
sometimes almost unknown in other religions. They must teach
Hinduism, particularly Yoga and Vedanta, to non-Hindus, whether such
people want to become Hindus or not. Like the ancient Vedic sages
said they should seek to make the entire world spiritual. They must
become expansive, open-hearted, fearless, creative and
compassionate, not in allegiance to a belief but out of contact with
the Divine Self within that is greater than all the world.