Thank you David for that response. It prompts me to add that if it weren’t for my coming across the Merging with Siva and Loving Ganesa books on a friend’s shelf I would not be “a spiritual person”. Not only did his words get me back to seeking God but finding out that He was Siva, of all things. If someone would have told me I would become a Hindu even two years ago…..
Love and Light to Gurudeva, Satguru Bodhinatha, and all the Swamis and Sadhakas that made it possible for me to discover and to GROW into the within.
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.