2. Distinguishing Features Of Hinduism-2.1.
2. A Religion Of Freedom -1.
Hinduism, unlike other religions, does not dogmatically assert that the final emancipation is possible only through its means and not through any other.
It is only a means to an end and all means which will ultimately lead to the end are equally approved.
Hinduism allows absolute freedom to the rational mind of man.
Hinduism never demands any undue restraint upon the freedom of human reason, the freedom of thought, feeling and will of man.
It allows the widest freedom in matters of faith and worship.
Hinduism is a religion of freedom.
It allows absolute freedom to the human reason and heart with regard to questions such as nature of God, soul, creation, form of worship and the goal of life.
Hinduism does not lie in the acceptance of any particular doctrine, nor in the observance of some particular rituals or form of worship.
It does not force anybody to accept particular dogmas or forms of worship.
It allows everybody to reflect, investigate, enquire and cogitate.
Hence, all sorts of religious faiths, various forms of worship or Sadhana, and diverse kinds of rituals and customs, have found their honourable places side by side within Hinduism and are cultured and developed in harmonious relationship with one another.
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