Sanatana Dharma colloquially known as Hinduism is the oldest surviving culture of the planet. It has survived Islamic attacks and even Christian attacks. The literary attacks against Hinduism continues even to date. Hinduism accepted Zoroastrians, the original natives of Persia who were kicked out of Iran when islam invaded them. They accepted Jews when they didn’t have home. Hinduism even gave shelter to Mohammed’s family when they were being attacked by other Muslims. Most scientific discoveries that man has ever known are done by Hindus: the numerals, algebra, ‘0’, Calculus, Theory of relativity, the calculation of Sphere of earth, Calculation of Pi, advances in mathematics and one of the best spiritual literatures that mankind has ever known.
The scientific processes of Yoga, Meditation have all come from Hinduism. Hinduism is also the source of major religions of the planet such as Buddhism which all sensible people recognize.
In Hinduism, prayer is a constant feature. In fact, one is asked to pray 24X7 through the chanting of holy names of Krishna. That process has been followed since the time of creation when Brahma engineered the planets and bodies of all inhabitants of the planet. There are special prayers during Sandhya times or times of movement of the Sun across the different junctions. The three times are : morning Brahma muhurta 45 minutes prior to Sunrise, afternoon Muhurta when sun is overhead and Evening muhurta just before sunset. The prayers are very constant that recognize the supreme potency of Vishnu.
Freedom is given to practitioners of Hindus to choose prayers for either Vishnu or other managers of the Universe.
Hinduism is the best documented religion of the planet. The histories mentioned in Hindu literature give geographical and astronomical coordinates which makes them authentic. Most world languages have come from Sanskrit which is the mother language of Hinduism. Latin is extremely close to Sanskrit since it has borrowed from Sanskrit. Most Latin alphabets source their origin to the Brahmi system of writing. Writing from left to right, each letter with a distinct pronunciation are all features including the symbols of each letter that have come from brahmi. Devanagari also evolved from brahmi but it has retained its original connection. Latin has oversimplified Brahmi script and therefore it is a less scientific way of writing.
Cleanliness or personal hygiene is one of the important features of Hinduism.
There is a big emphasis on cleanliness. Before every prayer, one must take a bath. After every meal, one must wash mouth, hands and legs. Taking bath after every nature’s call is a must. Personal hygiene is a must to bring one closer to Krishna. Home hygiene is kept very scientifically clean. Burning of incense, ghee lamps have their own scientific basis. Meditation cannot be performed in an unclean setting. The house needs to be organized as per Vastu to bring maximum air, ventilation and auspiciousness to home.
Hinduism has one of the most scientific diets as per one’s bodily constitution.
Based on the type of body, one’s diet is structured. The scientific system of cooking ensures fitness of body, mind and spirit. Ayurveda is the Hindu or vedic science of medicine that relies on most commonly available herbs to ensure preventative cure. Medicinal usage of turmeric, hing, ginger, unyeasted bread, lentils, beans, cumin seeds, vegetables and ghee has been clinically proven. All come from Hindu culture. The best economic systems have spanned from Vedic traditions. India was considered the land of riches with 26% of world trade during 1700s.
During this pandemic, also, the Hindu culture primarily has been responsible for lesser adverse impact on India.
Hinduism is the only religion where politics is also considered as service to Krishna or Vishnu. Dharma means righteousness. The public policies for effective governance were first written in Hindu scriptures 5500 years back. Chanakya revised them 2800 years back. Most capitalistic societies have plagiarized them and called it their own. But they all got these ideas from Hindus. Even the world calendar system sources its origin from Hinduism.
In warfare, Hindus are known to be the best fighters because they never show their backs to the enemies in battle.
Again that comes from Bhagavad Gita. They are known as gentlemen fighters because they never attack women and children. Unlike some other faiths who use their women and children as shields or weapons of war. Hindus are not weak, as the current propaganda would make you believe. In weapons, Hinduism has produced indegenous weapon systems throughout their history. Only during the last 300 years there was a systematic campaign to dismantle Indian weapons industry by British and mughals. However, in the last 70 years they have come back. They have launched more than 80 military satellites and many advanced missiles that have made it the envy of all other countries of the planet. All coming from Hindu scriptures. The success of renowned German engineering is intrinsically connected to Hindu Vedic scriptures.
World war 1 and 2 showed the bravery of Hindus under the British flag also. Ottoman Empire was defeated by Hindu soldiers under British flag.
No literature in the world can come close to the philosophical depth of Bhagavad Gita. In fact, Mark Twain and many other scientists and philosophers quote Bhagavad Gita as their source of inspiration. Hindus have given so much to the world that the world cannot even count on their fingers. It’s time for the world to respect Hinduism more and taste it’s beauty. Hinduism is the only philosophy today that is free from any dogmas.
The Christian and Islamic theological attempts to vilify it stems from their own insecurity arising due to their inferiority in every aspect whether it be science, history, mathematics, astronomy, medicine, social science and culture.
Demonization of Hindu culture started from Islamic and Christian invaders to Hindu lands and it is still continuing. Hinduism has survived these attacks for the last 1500 years and will be the only faith to survive because it is the only scientific religion of the planet. Hinduism is itself a science. Everyone or anyone can become a Hindu. For that they have to stop believing in dogmas and start reading Bhagavad Gita. That’s the beginning.