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HINDUISM

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Submitted by surfer (United Arab Emirates), Jun 12, 2007 at 10:57

Dear Friends,

I have observed that some of the readers are taking it too person for a lady to convert to Hinduism. We can't say no to the fact that all the non hindus in India were earlier Hindus only and were forced to convert to Islam.

At the same time, our muslim friends must realise that India is the only country in the world that have given toughest resitance to the spread of Islam, though it was ruled by mughals for hundreds of years. the belief in Hinduism and the tolerance Hindus have is probably the reason behind it. Also, as a proud hindu myself, I feel the best part of this religion is, it prays good for all and entire earth as a family i.e., sarvo sukhino bhavah (everybody should be happy), vasudhaiv kutumbakam (earth is a family).

Also I request my muslim friends to learn more about hinduism. I am not saying they should get converted to Hinduism, but requesting them to study it properly, atleast as a subject. It has wonderful things helping people to become good living being for the entire universe.

we are the only religion that is based on pure science and it has been proved time and again. one of the example, we cremate the body after death and the ashes are put in river, which is considered to be the most environment friendly act that can be done to human waste. imagine what would happen to christians and muslims when the graveyards are filled and more and more land will be needed for burial? there is a global work going on in this called LAND FOR THE LIVING and is getting huge success in Europe.

in short, we hindus believe that all living beings are trapped in the cycle of life and death and it is the soul only that changes bodies of all living beings. and ultimately, with name of GOD we can get out of this cycle of life and death by making our soul getting submerged in the creator.

finally, name a single religion other than hinduism that says MAATAA,PITAA, GURU DEVO i.e., first comes, mother, than father, than teacher and finally GOD for worshipping. such is the level of thinking in our religion. we don't market it much like other religions because for us it is not a product, but a way to live life.

I am sure readers of this forum will try to turn some pages of history and enlighten themselves.

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