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Hinduism at a Glance

Swami Radhakrishnan (Foroward)

Only central truths as distinct from the dogmatic and institutional forms can appeal to the modern mind which is becoming increasingly rationalistic in temper and outlook. In this small book the author gives us a clear and precise account of the fundamental categories of Hindu thought. -Dr. S. Radhakrishnan in the foreword of this book.

To the Hindu, Man is not travelling from error to truth, but from truth to truth, from lower to higher truth. To him all the religions, from the lowest fetishism to the highest absolutism, means so many attempts of the human soul to grasp and realise the infinite. Every soul is a young eagle soaring higher and higher, gathering more and more strength, till it reaches the Glorious Sun...To the Hindu, then, the whole world of religions is only a travelling, a coming up, of different men and women, through various conditions and circumstances, to the same goal. Every religion is only evolving a God out of the material man, and the same God is the inspirer of all of them. Why, then, are there so many contradictions? They are only apparent, says the Hindu. The contradictions come from the same truth adapting itself to the varying circumstances of different natures. Thus the whole object of their system is by constant struggle to become perfect, to become divine, to reach God and see God, and this constitutes the religion of the Hindus. -Swami Vivekananda in "Paper on Hinduism".

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Bibliographic information

Title Hinduism at a Glance
Format Softcover
Date published: 31.12.2004
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
length 272p., 7.0" X 4.8"