one experiences a futuristic Hinduism as well as one of the ancient
past when the Earth was pure and the creation fresh. Hinduism Today
is doing a remarkable work providing a forum for Hindus to
communicate with each other and faithfully recording the
renaissance of Hindu Dharma in the modern age. It is strange
that western Hindus are the first to overcome Hinduisms
remarkable sectarianism and create such unity!
Unlike apologetic Hindus who
shy away from the name Hindu, Hinduism Today proudly uses it,
pointing out that its negative connotations are the product of
missionary and colonial propaganda, much of it from the Christian
schools in India that so many Hindus uncritically send their
children to. A religion that is calmly sending its children to
schools of a religion seeking to convert them surely needs some
self- examination! Hinduism Today provides that.
I once had a powerful vision of
Lord Hanuman in Kauai, who clearly was angry. As the defender of
nature and of the Earth (Sita), he is insisting that we change our
ways and return to the kingdom of Rama (God) or much suffering is in
store for us. Let us heed this warning of Hanuman! As the son of the
Wind, the leader of the heavenly army, and the protector of
the animals we cant afford to ignore his wishes.