Short answers to four questions on quora

MARIA WIRTH

What are the draw-backs of Hinduism apart from idol-worship?

Why do you write “apart from idol worship”? Too much Christian brainwashing that idols are just stone? Hindus consider the whole universe alive, as ultimately Brahman. Nothing wrong in taking the help of a ‘form’, a murthi, to feel closer to the Divine by worshipping it.

Coming to the original question: there are no drawbacks in Hindu Dharma, since it is a genuine, outer and inner enquiry into what is true about us and the universe and helpful for a fulfilling life.  The truth is non-negotiable, but rules for society are flexible. In the last chapter of Manu Smriti for example, it is mentioned that the rules can be changed by a group of either three or even one knowledgeable Brahmins according to the times. (Manu Smriti XII. 112/113)

However, since in the last 2000 years dogmatic religions appeared on the…

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~ by ayepee99 on March 23, 2016.

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