All About Bharatiya Sanatana Dharmam otherwise known as Hinduism : 1.2.9



2. Distinguishing Features Of Hinduism- 9

9. Reasons For Survival Of The Hindu Religion :

Hinduism is neither asceticism nor illusionism, neither polytheism nor pantheism.

It is the synthesis of all types of religious experiences.

It is a whole and complete view of life.

It is characterised by wide toleration, deep humanity and high spiritual purpose.

It is free from fanaticism.

That is the reason why it has survived the attacks of the followers of some of the other great religions of the world.

No religion is so very elastic and tolerant like Hinduism.

Hinduism is very stern and rigid regarding the fundamentals.

It is very elastic in readjusting to the externals and non-essentials.

That is the reason why it has succeeded in living through millennia.

The foundation of Hinduism has been laid on the bedrock of spiritual truths.

The entire structure of Hindu life is built on eternal truths, the findings of the Hindu Rishis or seers.

That is the reason why this structure has lasted through scores of centuries.

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Swami Sivananda
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