By Glyn Richards
Via a balanced collection of texts with commentaries, this paintings combines an method of the renaissance of Hinduism and the reformation of Indian society.
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But I must emphatically say it is wrong to set down Hinduism or Mohamedanism as nothing but a mass of lies and abominations, and worthy of being trampled under foot. 20 Idols India, you know, has always sought a visible Divinity, and for centuries knelt at the feet of millions of idols of her own creation. 21 It may seem strange, yet nevertheless it is true, that even the curse of idolatry has proved a blessing to us. To the myriad gods and goddesses of India, to the Mahabharata, the Ramayana, and all the legends of Hindu mythology we owe a debt of gratitude.
We believe that the Vedas alone are the supreme authority in the ascertainment of true religion—the true conduct of life. What is enjoined by the Vedas we hold to be right; whilst whatever is condemned by them we believe to be wrong. Therefore we say that our religion is Vedic. 3 I hold that the four Vedas—the repository of Knowledge and Religious Truths—are the Word of God. They comprise what is known as the Sanhita—Mantra portion only. They are absolutely free from error, and are an authority unto themselves.
Dayānanda refused to set up a central authority or to act as president of the movement, Its success was most pronounced in Bengal where significantly Hindu national self-consciousness was to play an important role in the struggle for Indian independence. Dayānanda’s promotion of Hindi as a national language is not unrelated to the development of national self-consciousness since he was aware of the intimate connection that pertained between language, religion and nationalism, and the fact that political independence was the natural corollary of the restoration of MODERN HINDUISM 41 Vedic ideals.