Some better photos arrived from the Martin Luther King Day team representing the Hindu group of the Interfaith Round Table of Kauai that organizes this event each year.
Kulapati Vel Alahan spoke on ahimsa and the relationship between Gandhi and Martin Luther King and sharing Gurudeva’s message that non-violence starts with ending the war in the home, putting an end to domestic violence.
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.