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Why do you think Hinduism is the best?

I got a question “Why do I think Hinduism is the right religion“. There are so many gods, someone worships Ganesh, Lakshmi, others worship Lord Shiva or Vishnu, Hindus cremate bodies which pollutes environment, they cut trees for that etc. Such arguments against Hinduism. But are they justified?

First of all, cremation is not only in Hinduism. It’s in modern age also and in many other cultures in the world. It’s very practical, maybe more practical than to dig 2 metres grave for each body and store it under earth and occupy space. Once you burn the body, it’s gone. It does not occupy space, you do not need big cemeteries which will fall into oblivion after hundreds of years.

Understand what is Hinduism

Most of the people think that Hinduism is a religion. It’s a common understanding. But in fact Hinduism is not a religion itself, it’s a mix of different religions in India. When Britishers came to India, they saw so many different religions and spiritual teachings, they were so confused so they called it all “Hinduism”. There is no mention of word “Hinduism” in the vedic scriptures which are the base for all different religions in India.

So do I think Hinduism is the best? No, there are so many teachings and religions in Hinduism, some of them just worship demigods for a temporary material benefit, some of them want to achieve liberation by yogic spiritual practice and some of them teach love of God and how to enter kingdom of God by devotional service. So many different teachings.

Vedic literature is composed in such a way that everyone can take what he wants from it. Do you want temporary material benefit? – Worship demigods. Do you want to achieve mystic powers? – Practice yoga and tapasya – renunciation. Do you want to love God? – Practice bhakti yoga – yoga of love.

Bhagavad Gita – The song of God

Gita means song. Bhagavan means God – The Supreme. Bhagavad Gita is song of The Supreme – Krishna. There are people who consider Bhagavad Gita to be just a fictional book, not even religious. If it is so, why so many people become devotees of Lord Krishna and dedicate their lives to devotional service and it changes their lives very drastically?

If you study the Bhagavad Gita under the guidance of devotees who live and understand Bhagavad Gita, it will change your life. People who study and practice teachings of the Bhagavad Gita stop drinking alcohol, stop smoking, stop supporting killing animals for meat, give up bad habits and their character and life changes for the better. Which fictional book can do this?!


Fight of religions

Followers of different religions often fight which religion is the best and which is true. I say the best religion is the one which changes one’s heart. People fight over philosophy and dogma which is true and which is false. What is the use of that if it does not change the heart for the better?

If a religion or spiritual teaching does not transform your heart, it’s useless. If the result of following a religion is pride and arrogance and putting others down, it does not help anyone and moreover it creates more havoc in the world.

People should see which religion is true through how it can change people’s heart. If we consider this criteria, Bhagavad Gita wins because the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita really change people’s heart and life. Even the biggest sinners can become big devotees thanks to the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita. Many people have the experience themselves or they know others who have the experience.

Searching for the truth

We can fight which holy book is true, which is philosophically and historically more correct, it is important for finding the truth, but if the teachings of the holy book does not transform your heart, all the effort is useless.


I was searching for the truth. Which holy book is really true and which religion is the best. Is it Christianity, Islam, Hinduism or what? When I see christians how they live, how they behave, when I read the Bible, it is not an inspiration for me. Something important is missing. Christianity has become something very different from what Jesus taught.


Then here is Islam – the second biggest religion in the world. Is it true? We can see how it changed people’s heart. Many people changed for the better when they started following Islam. But is it enough? Do they still have material desires? Do they become saints? Do they have love for every living being including animals? Most of the Moslims still eat meat and support animal killing. They call it halal but it is still killing and hurting animals. Moreover most of the meat which is presented as halal is not even halal.

Devotion to Lord Krishna

Devotees of Lord Krishna does not eat meat, they do not support animal killing. They try to develop love for everyone, including animals and therefore killing animals is not an act of loving compassionate persons.

Devotion to Lord Krishna transforms our heart in such a way that we do not want to support killing animals, we do not want to make our consciousness dirty by eating animal flesh. We can experience the shift in consciousness after we stop eating meat. That’s one shift.

Another shift of consciousness is when we start chanting Hare Krishna maha mantra regularly, every day:

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna
Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Ráma Hare Ráma
Ráma Ráma Hare Hare

it will change our consciousness and we do not have to believe something. We can experience shift in our consciousness – a shift towards more calm, compassionate and loving being.

The difference between Krishna consciousness and other religions based on faith is that Krishna consciousness is not based on faith – you have to believe this and that to be a Krishna devotee. No. First of all you have to practice Krishna consciousness and experience shift in your consciousness. Then you become a devotee, then you can understand Bhagavad Gita.

Searching for the truth

If we want to know the truth, we have to experience it. We cannot believe something as truth without knowing it is true. We can see food. How does it taste? Do we know? We can believe someone who claims that he tasted the food, but did he really taste it? How do we know? If we want to know the truth, it is not cheap that we just believe something as truth.