Hinduism Is Not In Danger


My father always told me not to ever act from a place of fear. I can see why. Fear clouds our judgment and obscures the truth of a situation. There’s a lot about media that tries to encourage fear and I find it a miserable way to live!

One place that I see a lot of fear is about Hinduism being lost.

And it’s a fear that I can totally understand! Many other religions believe in proselytizing and some will go to extreme measures to manipulate and trick people into conversion. Since Hinduism does not work to convince people to join its ranks, there is a real fear that these other religions will wipe it out.

However.

I don’t believe that’s possible.

Sanatana Dharma is the Eternal Truth. Think about that. It is eternal. It has always been and it will always be. It is the basis of the universe. It cannot be changed or destroyed by the interpretation of human beings.

No matter what other people might try to do, no matter how individuals experience it, Hinduism cannot be destroyed. You know what a forced conversion can never do? It can never change your heart. Hinduism will always live  in your heart. No one can take that from you or from me.

I believe in the power of Hinduism to weather any storm.

 

About Ambaa

Ambaa is an American woman of European ancestry who is also a practicing Hindu. She is fascinated with questions of philosophy, culture, and the meaning of life. Join her in the journey to explore how a non-Indian convert to Hinduism experiences her religion.

  • Art MacAilein

    I very much agree. Good post.

    • Ambaa

      Thank you!

  • adnyat

    Even if everything called Hinduism today becomes extinct, Dharma is surely bound to be resurrected as long as people have the freedom to think. However, not making a heroic effort to save the traditions and wisdom in the face of so many dangers including conversion and improper education is akin to letting all the science libraries rot to extinction because science itself is eternal and will surely be discovered as long as the people have inquiring minds.

    • Ambaa

      I will, I promise, do as much as I can to protect the beautiful traditions of Hinduism and her knowledge. What I can, I feel, is not always a lot, but I will always do everything I feel is possible.

    • vic

      Hindu and Hinduism have existed since creation , No matter whether the Muslim invadersor the British and other invaders have tried to destroy the existence of Hindu ,yet we are the third largest population in the world,we have survived despite the brutals of the savages .we are a peaceful,let go nation and we shall be here till eternity,,and every human born is a hindu,then they convert to other religion or they baptise.
      I have faith in my God Shiva he`ll protect thishighly spirited and spiritual nation

  • nash

    Thanks a lot for this Ambaa :) I find my european friends who have learnt about hinduism through yoga or through reading gita on their own are more enlightened about real essence of hinduism rather than fixated as much on rituals. Although rituals, cultures and traditions helped Hinduism survive through I agree with all your points and i hope it does weather through..being a fellow Hindu myself. SOmetimes i don’t know how to respond to people who criticise hinduism by denigrating it by saying it is like idol worship or by saying it accepts everything and anything. I believe valid criticism of any religious scripture should occur but one should respect others beliefs , as long as they harm no other, even if one disagrees.