Wherever the mind goes

One day it will all make sense

No coercion in Hinduism

The following final verse from the Bhagwad Gita is what my mother often quoted to emphasise the freedom of thought that is inherent to Hindu philosophy. There is no coercion, no compulsion, no fatwa, just quiet reflection. It is exactly this which distinguishes the culture of Sanskritic India from Abrahamic faiths. It is this which makes the ism of Hinduism so redundant. It is not a mere religion, it is a call to use your grey cells.

ti te jnanam akhyatam
guhyad guhyataram maya
vimrsyaitad asesena
yathecchasi tatha kuru

Thus I have explained to you the most confidential of all knowledge. Deliberate on this fully, and then do what you wish to do.

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This entry was posted on March 14, 2016 by in Hinduism, Religion, Uncategorized and tagged , , , .
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