When the guests arrive early for the weekly public tour they can read the beautiful new board introducing Kauai’s Hindu Monastery. After the tour many take advantage of the opportunity to use the gorgeous new Vasana Daha Tantra pot. (some say the most beautiful “trash can” in the world!)
Hearing a little about the Sanatana Dharma and an all pervasive divine energy, while standing under a canopy of flowering vines and trees, makes for easy understanding.
Many bright souls who leave with a deep appreciation for the spiritual oasis that the monks have created on Kauai.
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.