“I Am Awed!” Series – How did the Hindu religion start?

“I Am Awed!” Hindu Youth Q & A Series

How did our Hindu religion start? When was it founded? And by whom?

A series of “Little Questions and Lucid Answers” sessions were conducted to explore the greatness and depth of Hinduism through questions posed by global Hindu Youth to Sri Ramanujamji.

The excerpts of each of these questions and answers will be presented every month by our youth.

Also watch Sri Ramuji answer this question on our “I Am Awed” short video series on our Namadwaar E-Satsang YouTube channel – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7svbv4E5pIs

How did our Hindu religion start? When was it founded? And by whom?

The Hindu religion is based on the intelligence of God Himself. Rishis (seers) managed to reach this intelligence of divinity and got this intelligence in the form
of Vedas. When we ask, “How did the Hindu religion start?” the answer is that it was
founded by Bhagavan.

What is the source of our religion? When it started there was no other religion
because all of the other religions had a founder and a starting time. For us, Bhagavan is
the founder. The intelligence of God is called Vedas and since the Vedas are the basis
of our religion, how can we ask, “When did it start?” It has always been here.
Saints from all over India protected the Vedas in its original form – as Sound. They didn’t write it down because if they misspell one thing the meaning changes. You would memorize everything so that the sound doesn’t change.

The Hindu religion has always existed, it’s as old as Earth itself. Just like gravity
had already existed before Newton figured it out, the Hindu religion has always been
there even before people knew what religion was. When asked, “Who is the one who
founded Hinduism?” Our Swamiji wrote, “Hinduism was founded by God.”

Madhuri Murali, 14 years, Glen Allen, VA
Excerpts from Sri Ramanujamji’s “Little Questions and Lucid Answers” Q and A series.

 

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