religious minded people in the West are not informed about the situation in India and
Asia. They don't realize that the fundamentalist groups which they often criticize of even
ridicule in America are engaged in massive conversion efforts in India, openly spreading
various distortions about such religions as Hinduism and Buddhism in their own countries
with little being done to counter them.
in the West think that the days of missionary activity ended with the colonial era. The
result is that people in the West are remarkably misinformed about Hinduism, even those
who may be practicing some Hindu based Yoga or meditation approaches.
Few people in the West can give an accurate idea of what
Hinduism is. And many people in the West, even
those who may be sympathetic, are inclined to accept distorted views of Hinduism because
they do not find any other point of view presented.