Hindus have received their religion through revelation, the
Vedas. They hold that the Vedas are without beginning and without
end. But by the Vedas no books are meant. They mean the accumulated
treasury of spiritual laws discovered by different persons in
different times. Just as the law of gravitation existed before
its discovery. The discoverers of these laws are called Rishis,
and we honour them as perfected beings. The Hindu religion does
not consist in struggles and attempts to believe a certain doctrine
or dogma, but in realising-not in believing, but in being and
becoming.And what becomes of a man when he attains perfection?
He lives a life of bliss infinite and enjoys the bliss with
God. The Hindus have associated the idea of holiness, purity,
truth, omnipresence, and such other ideas with different images
and forms, the whole religion of the Hindu is centered in realisation.
Man is to become divine by realising the divine Idols or temples
or churches or books are only the supports, the helps, of his
spiritual childhood: but on and on he must progress.
Words of hope and consolation came down and inspired a Vedic
sage,he stood up before the world and in trumpet voice proclaimed
the glad tidings: "Hear, ye children of immortal
bliss! even ye that reside in higher spheres! I have found the
Ancient One who is beyond all darkness, all delusion: knowing
Him alone you shall be saved from death over again."
So then the Hindu belives that he is a spirit.“Him
the sword cannot pierce-him,the fire cannot burn-him,the water
cannot melt-him,the air cannot dry” Lord Sri
Krishna, whom the Hindus believe to have been God incarnate
on earth.He says "I am in every religion as the
thread through a string of pearls. Wherever thou seest extraordinary
holiness and extraordinary power raising and purifying humanity,
know thou that I am there.”