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People judge a religion based on the general conduct of its practioners.

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Submitted by Gunal (Malaysia), Nov 5, 2012 at 06:24

Hi Parvez,

Generally, people judge a religion based on the general conduct of it's practioners. Hindus too have undergone and still undergoing so much of religious prosecution in many muslim countries, but they don't resort to any sort of organised underworld terrorist organisation. Please compare the liberty and rights of the muslims in india against that of the hindus in many of muslim countries e.g Pakistan, Afganistan, Bangladesh....Yet, you don't find these hindus resort to any sorts of such violent activities.

In fact, almost 70-80% of the Indian hindus do not really read their holy scriptures, such as Bhagavad Gita but, simply practice the rituals which have been taught by their forefathers, yet regardless of whether that person falls within 30% of whom reads their scriptures or 70% of those who don't, and if you ask these hindus who is god??? without any reservation, they will reply that God is Allah, Rama, Krishna, Shiva...and that all religion leads to that only truth which is not two. One verse in Rig Veda states that "Truth is one, but sages call it by different names". Lord Krishna in Bhagvadgita states that " all paths leads to me only" That is the very basic teaching of Hinduism, which hinduism have successfully conveyed to its adherents and which makes them to be a peace loving people. Hindu scriptures don't preach segregation based on faith of a person but, other scriptures do. The more we read our scriptures, the more we practice acceptance but, that doesn't seems the case on your side. Please ponder on this!

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