Hinduism According to Gandhi
A critical interpretation of the oldest living tradition by one of the greatest thinker-philosopher of the twentieth century.
Hinduism has always been more than just a religion; it is a comprehensive way of life, a tradition by which people can live.
In spite of its all inclusive character, it has a metaphysical core that is timeless and is intended to interpret reality to its people, to make life more meaningful, to provide them with a framework for their individual and social existence, and finally address their longing for ultimate freedom and salvation.
Going beyond the accepted and the historical boundaries of Hinduism, Gandhi identifies its acceptable and unacceptable overtones and associations, and gives expression to its humane nature and beliefs — an interpretation every bit original and to be accepted on its own terms.
"Hindu religion does not consist in struggles and in attempts to believe a certain doctrine or a dogma, but in realizing, in being and becoming." — Swami Vivekananda