What is Hinduism?
Hinduism is the ceaseless quest for perfection of the human personality, at the innermost depth of which is the truth of God. The sages of Bharath (ancient India) understood the psychology of the human mind. They devised methods for an individual to attain this knowledge based on his temperament, background, and the time of his existence. This act makes the religion very diverse and maybe even complex if not seen with an open mind. But a sincere aspirant will achieve the purpose if he can think and apply the wisdom of the sages. This practice is what the religion is about – The practical application of time-tested ancient wisdom. Time and again, highly evolved souls enter the realm of our existence to practically guide and encourage us; they could be avatars (divine incarnations) like Rama and Krishna or spiritual masters like Sankara, Ramanuja, or in more recent times like Swami Vivekananda, Swami Sivananda or Mata Amritanandamayi.Bharatavarsha(India) is a spiritual land; many great saints have walked its soil since immemorial. The lives of these great souls will inspire and motivate anyone aspiring to know the truth.
Hinduism is scientific as it is based on the natural laws of the cosmos, revealed in deep meditation to disciplined minds. One can find many links with modern scientific theories regarding the universe’s origin and what is mentioned in the Hindu scriptures. The statement below by one of the greatest scientists and admirers of Hinduism of our times is the Advaita philosophy of universal oneness.
The 20th-century scientist Albert Einstein said, “A human being is a part of the whole, called by us Universe, a part limited in time and space.” Einstein believed that our separation from the whole is a delusion of our consciousness. In this delusion, life is limited to our desires. Our task is to be free from this limitation by widening our circle of compassion, embracing all living creatures and the whole of nature.
The primary mission is to teach the rich spiritual heritage of Hindu philosophy to devotees of all ages. This Association intends to provide leadership and resources for the Hindu community, especially among the young generations. More specifically, this Association intends to: * Provide services to devotees and children, promoting the awareness of principles and practices of Hinduism. * Organize “Satsang” to support and strengthen Hindu beliefs. * Invite Hindu teachers and scholars to present topics on Hinduism, enhancing our understanding of it.
Devotees hope the Hindu culture will become a larger and more visible community presence, supporting individuals and organizations that Demonstrate commitment to the service of humankind above self. * Help younger generations understand the value of Hinduism for their spiritual development and citizenship. * Improve the quality of community life through cooperation and mutual co-existence, fostering mutual understanding and goodwill.