Religious tolerance

“Light is good, no matter from what lamp it comes.”

~Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan

Human values, equality, social justice are the real values of all religions.

Good ideas and teachings are found in all the faiths of the world.

Religious tolerance is a unique feature of Indian people.

Our forefathers wanted to build a national character with chief facet of mutual tolerance.

Gandhiji put our secular nature in a nutshell,

“I do not wish my country to be walled in from all sides or want its windows shut; I wish the breeze of all the lands to blow in!”

Mahatma Gandhi

India has a rich cultural tradition. There is a harmonious blend of art, religion and philosophy in the Indian culture. They are so beautifully interwoven in the fabric of Indian way of life. It is only the dynamism and the flexibility of Indian culture that enabled it to survive the foreign invasions and retain its originality and traditional character even after imbibing the best of these external influences.

Indian people, by nature tolerant and fatalists, did not anytime ridicule the traditions of foreign civilizations. On the other hand, Indian mind has assimilated much of the thinking of the other cultures, thus enriching itself and thereby becoming unique in its character. Today, it is the uniqueness which attracts the Western societies to the Indian culture. Disillusioned with their materialistic lives, they turn to India for solace and peace.

We should remove the geographical, political, cultural and linguistic blockades and stand together for the well- being and prosperity of our nation.

The biggest religion is humanity and our country India will always favor this.

Categories: Culture and History, India