Would You Like to See Other
People Become Hindus?
I think it could be of great
benefit for the world, particularly if it is done with a real
understanding of the Hindu tradition. The discovery of Sanatana
Dharma or the universal teaching is like going home, rediscovering
one's Self. The greater the number of people who discover the
meaning of Sanatana Dharma and its universal view, the less the
warring creeds will be able to divide people and the less
materialism will lead people astray.
Becoming a Hindu in the true
sense means recognizing that all the spiritual and religious
practices of humanity from the most primitive savage to the most
exalted yogi have their place in the universal Dharma and should be
honored for the genuineness of aspiration behind them, not
superficially judged according to their name and form. Such a
synthetic view is what we all need today, whether it comes through
Hinduism or another source.
Why should it bother us if
people join one religion or another? The main thing is that we
should join a religion or spiritual group as a means of finding the
Truth, the God within, which is our real Self. Otherwise whatever we
join is only an illusion. The beauty of becoming a Hindu is that it
provides many approaches to Self-knowledge and God-realization.