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Achintya Nath Sexena

All Hindu Gurus from time to time have said that Islam and Christianity are two of the many many ways to know one's Self or God (whatever be the goal of the spiritual seeking of the seeker), and Jesus and Mohammed were one of the many saints that have come on this earth and will continue to come on the earth from time to time. Swami Vivekananda also espoused this view and so did Sri Ramakrishna. On the contrary, both Christianity and Islam consider Hinduism as a pagan idolator religion worthy of eradication from the face of the earth, and Jesus and Mohammed respecively to be the last prophets of God and that nobody is going to be born after them to teach humanity about spirituality. For a Hindu, Jesus and Mohammed are just two of the many prophets/saints/Gurus that have come in the past to teach spirituality to humanity and many such Gurus walk the earth even now. This of course, is sacrilege to the ears of a believing Christian or Muslim because according to him, there will be no prophet for humanity after Jesus or Mohammed. That is why it is said that a Hindu is naturally secular (though he may be fanatically sectarian or devoted to his Guru). Swami Vivekananda wanted such an idea of Hinduism to be dominant in the Undivided India in order to set an example to the whole world. This can be easily inferred from his speeches and writings.

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Bikash Das

Present people heading poltical parties should learn from the teachings. These teachings will come out successful. Future will witness.

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Mantra Soni

Hinduism is INCLUSIVE since times immemorial and that is the reason we have such great religious diversity in our country. In fact Hinduness or Hindutva is the firm gaurantee of protection of this diversity. Now see what happened / happening in Kashmir today and Pakistan/Bangladesh a few decades ago. Where are Hindu minorities of these geographies gone ? While in India Muslim population is increasing and there have Presidents vice Presidents who have been Muslims. So don't sermonize inclusivity to Hindus please.

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truth seeker

If anyone including Vivekananda or His guru Ramakrishna says that Islam is a religion that has to be respected then stop respecting these so called Hindu leaders. When you have to identify evil identify without fear. These so called gurus were afraid of being killed. That is the naked truth. Islam is evil and the founder Mohammed was a diabolical terrorist. High time we Hindus sacrifice our lives and remove Islam from this world

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Achintya Nath Sexena

The author of this article is selectively quoting from the Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda (which spans 9 volumes) to make it appear as if Swamiji loved the idea of pseudo-secularism. Fact is Swamiji would have loved to see an Akhand Bharat with his vision of Hinduism as the dominant religion. Which should be evident to the author upon closer study of Swamiji's letters to his disciples and fellow monks.

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Mantra Soni

Do we really know of a Hinduism that is not Inclusive ?

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Mantra Soni

It is good Noble souls are reminding their liberal self of a Hindu monk. It is even better that this very special Indian breed are studying Him in fine detail. Good for India and the eternal Indic civilization.