Swami Shankarananda's Testimony

We share a wonderful message from a swami we were with in Australia in December (who loves Hinduism Today as you can see from his quote):

“In the late sixties when spirituality arose within me for the first time, I could have said (had I enough awareness), ‘I’d like a path that is as spacious as the universe. A path that includes everyone and every possible belief system. A path that is as tolerant and forgiving as a mother, yet as precise and on purpose as a brain surgeon. A path whose mode of thinking is so broad that no thought or idea is left outside of it. A path of inner transformation and self-development. A path of truth that is also
a path of kindness. A path whose love is so deep and all-embracing that no sinner is excluded from its mercy. A path whose source is Universal Consciousness.’ Had I been able to formulate those thoughts that were in me in an inchoate way, perhaps the sky would have parted and a voice from on high might have said ‘Your path is Hinduism.’ “

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  1. Jutikadevi Sivaraja says:

    Thank you for the inspiring, words on Hinduism. Hoping to connect with the Swami in person one day.
    Anbe Sivamayem.

  2. Sheela says:

    Such a wonder-full description! So power-full!! Thank you for sharing. Aum AUM

  3. Nandikesh Chandrashekharan says:

    Aum Namasivaya. I am finishing my first year of the Siva Trilogy and as I look back on my first year of being a new Hindu it is a thrill to read this.

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