Opinion

Why Westerners are Getting Attracted to Hinduism???

Vegetarianism is gaining popularity in the west. People are being conscious about the health benefits of being vegetarian. The pollution by livestock and gas emission by their slaughtering is the matter of concern everywhere. Hence, ‘Go green, go vegetarian’ is the latest trend in the western countries. As Hinduism preaches nonviolence to the animals, westerners are getting hooked with the religion.

Last and not the least, ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) is spreading Krishna (Incarnation of Vishnu) Consciousness globally with astounding response from people. People find the teachings of Bhagavad Gita directly applicable and practical. Bhajans of ‘Hare Krishna’ bring out the deep devotional feelings in the minds of devotees. ISKCON has done the noble deed of imparting the knowledge about the Creator of the Universe, Krishna in the countries like UK, USA, Africa, Russia and even China. Atheists worldwide are becoming devotees of Lovable Krishna.

Sanskrit is the mother of all languages. There is a vast treasure of Literature in Sanskrit which is extraordinarily informative, modern and highly scientific. Starting from Astronomy, Architecture, Economics, and Geography to the religious scriptures, Sanskrit Literature is loaded with information. Sanskrit is taught in many major Universities across the world. Thus, young students are introduced to Hinduism.

All the festivals, cultures and traditions practised by Hindus have scientific background and related to Nature. In Hinduism, knowledge is superior to rituals. Karma is related to rituals, cultures but knowledge is not restricted to time, place or person.

While speaking on the topic, we must recall the contributions of Swamy Vivekananda who introduced and preached Hinduism in World Parliament of Religions at Chicago in 1893. He inspired many followers to embrace Hinduism as their way of life.

As David Frawley says, Hinduism is the eternal tradition and the Religion of Earth.


Jyothi Suparna**

 

 

 

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