We have received some photos from Bodhinatha’s visit to Guyana in August. Here Bodhinatha and Shanmuganathaswami meet the president of Guyana, Mr. Bharrat Jagdeo, who deeply impressed the swamis. “He told us his country needs more philosophy,” Bodhinatha related. “Imagine, a politician asking for more philosophy!”
An article on page 7 of the Guyana Times reports on the visit the following day.
The previous day, the Times had published a picture and report of the two swamis’ arrival.
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.