A new doctor on Kauai, Dr. Owen Prentice, came for a visit today with his wife, Melissa, who is a French teacher. Here they are visiting with Paramacharya Palaniswami.
After Owen completed his medical training on the East Coast, he and Melissa lived in New Zealand for two years, growing their own food, living off the land, then they moved to Honolulu for a year. Now Owen works at the Kauai Medical Clinic and Wilcox Hospital in Lihue, specializing in emergency medicine.
Hindus believe there is one Truth, we just all don't agree on the name and nature of God. To compare Hinduism with other religions, you need to ask the orthodox practioners what their beliefs are. For example, one Christian minister explained that he believes we are fallen beings, not inherently good and need to be redeemed or face eternal Hell. Hinduism believes the opposite: we are divine beings with instinctive, intellectual and intuitive natures. Everyone will eventually become a spiritual being and attain God realization. That is about as far apart as we can get in beliefs. There is really no way that the two can be compared.