Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 10 Jun 2024


Is the secularism of Hindus making Hinduism weak?

[Ms. Thrylokya asked:- Shri Radha Manohar Dasji vehemently preaching for Hinduism against other religions says that the secularism of Hindus is wrong since it is making Hindus weak. What do You say?]

Swami replied:- There are four angles in any religion:-

i) Offensive angle to attack other religions when they attack your religion aggressively.

ii) Defensive angle to answer their blames and protect our religion.

iii)  Offensive-Defensive angle to attack the attacks from other religions in both defensive and offensive ways. The defensive way is to protect our religion from their blames and offensive way is to attack the defects present in other religions. This third angle is correct because the aggressive fellow will not be pacified unless you attack his defects. In this third angle, the defensive way can pacify the opponent internally since our logic proves the truth.

iv)  The conclusive angle is to preach our universal spirituality, which is true secularism, which means worshipping all forms of God and not rejecting every form of God! Unless this final angle is explained at the end, the opponent will not be permanently pacified and reformed. Fire is necessary to fight against fire (Rifle is the answer for rifle), but to extinguish the opposite fire permanently, water is finally needed and not fire. From our universal spirituality, we must project all the points told in the topic of ‘Conversion of Religion’.

Our final aim is not victory over any religion, but world peace by bringing unity of religions. Both the policies of Subash Chandra Bose and Gandhi are needed for temporary and permanent solutions respectively. God Krishna proceeded for both sided peace before the war because after the war, both sided peace would not be possible (since all Kauravas would die). In wars of religious arguments, first oral war shall be done and then, attempt for both sided peace shall be done since even after the oral war, all will be alive! Hate the bad followers of Hinduism but not Krishna, hate the bad followers of Christianity but not Jesus, hate the bad followers of Islam but not Mohammad, etc. Propagation of the ultimate truth (Secularism) logically will not only eradicate the wrong idea of conversion of religion but also pleases God.