A Journey Back to the Basics: Cycling and Recycling Hinduism

The future of Hinduism in America really is a journey back to the basics, a recycling so to speak. Recognizing the presence of the Divine in everyone and treating one another accordingly; respecting that each one of us may travel a different path or utter a different Name to grow closer to the Divine; living in the present rather than dwelling on the past or fretting over the future; and accepting that seva or selfless service to not only our fellow human beings but all living things, will bring far greater joy than mere material gain -- this is the wisdom Hinduism has offered not just Hindus, but all of humanity. This is what Hinduism was about, is about, and will be about.

Suhag A. Shukla, Esq. is a co-founder of the Hindu American Foundation and now serves as its Managing Director and Legal Counsel. Views expressed here are the personal views of Ms. Shukla, and do not necessarily represent those of the Hindu American Foundation.

6/28/2010 4:00:00 AM