HINDUISM AND SANATAN DHARMA

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HOW IS SANATAN DHARMA (HINDUISM ) DIFFERENT FROM OTHER RELIGIONS ?

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Open source religion :: If Wikipedia is an encyclopedia then Hinduism is a religion .Here religious democracy is practiced religiously. It absorbs everything, there are regular moderations, revolutions, induction of local beliefs and deities .

No one God but one God :: It's not a polytheistic religion where Ares will get angry if you pray Hercules. Hanuman will be as happy as Ganesha whether you worship him or not. But every Hindu tries to stick to a God that suits him, so in the end its one God.

No one prophet but hundreds :: We have seven Rishis, after them hundreds of other Revolutionary saints and philosophers. Each one of them belong to a school of thought and everyone has a following.

No single philosophy or version of reality :: Dvaita, advaita, samkhya, yoga, nyaya, vaisheshika, vishista-advaita, bauddha, jain and sikh. Choose whichever pleases you .

No single book to follow :: follow bhagavad gita or ashtavakra gita, follow veda or just vedanta. Follow samkhya karika or brihadaranyaka upanishad. Anything and everything is open to you. Read, explore and enjoy.

Science is Religion and Religion is science :: Not every school of thought is creationist in Hinduism. Samkhya propounds creation of being from non-being. Those scientists who invented surgery, ayurveda, number system, explored astronomical objects were devout Hindus not necessarily believing in a personal God.

Yes to Evolution :: every soul has to pass through 8,400,000 lifetimes in various species to get human form. Layman or poetic way to express evolution.

Vedas :: They are not word of any personal God, but are apaurushya, they are not concieved by one prophet but clans of prophets. They are universal sounds "shabda" and no single man can claim authority over them. Since they are the eternal truth and eternal truth is very difficult to get. Very truly vedas are as mysterious as the truth itself.

Treat God like Human :: Idols are human-like or anthropomorphic or just animals. Each day Idols are offered the food and dressed with new dresses. Festivals are for us and for the idols as well.

No proselytization :: One of the few religions in which proselytization/conversion is not a part of spiritual diet. No forced conversions. Because forcing itself defeats the concept of open source Sanatan Dharma.

Absorb and learn from others :: Islam came, christianity came and so did jews and parsis and mingled with Sanatana Dharma. Religious sharing at its best. Sufism could only flourish in India because here Idolatry can be practiced But sufism told native Indians about love and they started doing Bhakti.

Hinduism is the religion that could rightly capture the infinitude of universe and the value each human holds in this vast scheme.

HOW IS SANATAN DHARMA (HINDUISM ) DIFFERENT FROM OTHER RELIGIONS ?

Open source religion :: If Wikipedia is an encyclopedia then Hinduism is a religion .Here religious democracy is practiced religiously. It absorbs everything, there are regular moderations, revolutions, induction of local beliefs and deities .

No one God but one God :: It’s not a polytheistic religion where Ares will get angry if you pray Hercules. Hanuman will be as happy as Ganesha whether you worship him or not. But every Hindu tries to stick to a God that suits him, so in the end its one God.

No one prophet but hundreds :: We have seven Rishis, after them hundreds of other Revolutionary saints and philosophers. Each one of them belong to a school of thought and everyone has a following.

No single philosophy or version of reality :: Dvaita, advaita, samkhya, yoga, nyaya, vaisheshika, vishista-advaita, bauddha, jain and sikh. Choose whichever pleases you .

No single book to follow :: follow bhagavad gita or ashtavakra gita, follow veda or just vedanta. Follow samkhya karika or brihadaranyaka upanishad. Anything and everything is open to you. Read, explore and enjoy.

Science is Religion and Religion is science :: Not every school of thought is creationist in Hinduism. Samkhya propounds creation of being from non-being. Those scientists who invented surgery, ayurveda, number system, explored astronomical objects were devout Hindus not necessarily believing in a personal God.

Yes to Evolution :: every soul has to pass through 8,400,000 lifetimes in various species to get human form. Layman or poetic way to express evolution.

Vedas :: They are not word of any personal God, but are apaurushya, they are not concieved by one prophet but clans of prophets. They are universal sounds “shabda” and no single man can claim authority over them. Since they are the eternal truth and eternal truth is very difficult to get. Very truly vedas are as mysterious as the truth itself.

Treat God like Human :: Idols are human-like or anthropomorphic or just animals. Each day Idols are offered the food and dressed with new dresses. Festivals are for us and for the idols as well.

No proselytization :: One of the few religions in which proselytization/conversion is not a part of spiritual diet. No forced conversions. Because forcing itself defeats the concept of open source Sanatan Dharma.

Absorb and learn from others :: Islam came, christianity came and so did jews and parsis and mingled with Sanatana Dharma. Religious sharing at its best. Sufism could only flourish in India because here Idolatry can be practiced But sufism told native Indians about love and they started doing Bhakti.

Hinduism is the religion that could rightly capture the infinitude of universe and the value each human holds in this vast scheme.

 

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8 comments on “HOW IS SANATAN DHARMA (HINDUISM ) DIFFERENT FROM OTHER RELIGIONS ?

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  6. unpadh
    November 24, 2018

    Very well written.
    The modern-day ‘rationalists’, do and say anything to denigrate Sanatan Dharma by translating ‘Dharma’ as ‘Religion’. The word ‘religion’
    is said to originate from Latin ‘religio’ (to bind), ‘relig’ (to tie), ‘ligare’ (to bind), which confer to ‘ligament’. ‘Religion’ binds a society to
    a certain belief system or set of moral duties.‘Dharma’ is not binding or a bondage, rather something inherent. To burn is implicit in fire.
    To burn is fire’s dharma. To wet is water’s constitutional feature. Wetting is water’s dharma. We can’t call a fire a fire if it does not burn.
    We cannot term water the water unless it wets and washes. The characteristics that make a man a human being that he is are his dharma.
    These qualities may be compassion, bravery, obedience, quest of knowledge or any other merit. Rituals are not ‘religion’. A man living
    like a human is fully ‘dharmik’ even though he may not be practising any rituals or religions. A man living an esteemed life is ‘dharmik’ even
    though an atheist.
    Thus to make out a Hindu is not difficult. First, you have to decide who and what you like yourself to be known as. Are you a Christian,
    a Muslim, a Buddhist or Jain, Tao, Shinto, Sikh, Confucian, Juda, Parsee, Zen, Neo-Pagan?
    When you are none of it, you are a Hindu. In Indian way of life as many men and women are on our planet earth, as many dharmas could
    be there. Each person enjoys full freedom to be himself or herself.
    Sanatan Darma is ‘Dharma’. Religions lead to bondage causing people to revolt and act irreligious!

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    • Sanatan Dharm and Hinduism
      November 24, 2018

      This is what I wanted people to comment. Glad I find a soul equally aware of its being in this earth. Special day for my soul today.

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