Daily Readings from the Works of Swami Venkatesananda

Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 — Spirit Of Hinduism

August 10, 2018

The Spirit Of Hinduism

 Swami Venkatesananda      The spirit of Hinduism is not just tolerance. It is the understanding that everyone is free to free himself from ignorance with the help of knowledge (experience) and that if my experience is real to me, yours is equally real to you. All experiences are made possible by the Self or God who is omnipresent, omnipotent and omniscient.

      These apparent differences are reflected in the conduct and the lifestyle of the people. However, the spirit of Hinduism unmistakably shines through all these. This spirit can be summed up in one word "ahimsa" which is "nonviolence in thought, word and deed". One was established in ahimsa finds the truth which is the Self or God

      To be Hindu, therefore, is to embody this spirit to the utmost of one's own ability in all sincerity. Naturally this implies that every Hindu should strive every moment of his life to reach perfection.

      You are the light of Hinduism. Hinduism is what you are.

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