Lately, I’ve been reading articles, the sacred texts and books on Hinduism. One book was recommended by a well-respected Hindu website “Hinduism Today Magazine.” I bought the book and was immediately absorbed in the writing of Linda Johnsen, a writer who has been instrumental in introducing Hinduism to a western audience.
Since I’ve been learning all I can about Hinduism, I thought this would be a good book to explain some aspects of Hindu life, and it did - to a point. Johnsen explained the basics of Hindu belief, that there is one God, who is unfathomable and the Gods and Goddesses who abound, are aspects of that God in a form we humans can comprehend. It even says right in the Bhagavad-Gita, one of the best respected books of Hinduism, that it doesn’t matter what name you call God, it is all the same. Hinduism is the most tolerant religion in the world, acknowledging the validly of all religions. Unfortunately, the reverse hasn’t been true.