Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Hinduism - Universal Religion

[The ancient Indian] sages … left it open to all Indian people to worship such great personages, such Incarnations. 
Nay, the greatest of these Incarnations goes further:
"Wherever an extraordinary spiritual power is manifested by external man, know that I am there; it is from Me that that manifestation comes." 

That leaves the door open for the Hindu to worship the Incarnations of all the countries in the world. 
The Hindu can worship any sage and any saint from any country whatsoever, and as a fact we know that we go and worship many times in the churches of the Christians, and many, many times in the Mohammedan mosques, and that is good. 
Why not? Ours, as I have said, is the universal religion. 

              - Swami Vivekananda, 
                Address at Madras, 
                 Lectures From Colombo to Almora

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