Hinduism is devalued and misrepresented we must except some Hindus to take a stand against
this in one way or another. Other Hindus should not simply criticize them if the stand
they take may be one-sided. Hindus must try to defend Hinduism in a real way, not simply
condemn those who may not be defending it in a way that they think is not correct.
This requires projecting a positive Hindu spirit, the yogic
spirit, that can attract all Hindus and turn their support of the tradition in a spiritual
direction. It requires not condemning other Hindus who are struggling to uphold the
tradition as they understand it to be, but arousing them to the true spirit of the
To routinely raise such negative stereotypes as fundamentalist or even fascist relative to
Hindu groups, who may only be trying to bring some sense of unity or common cause among
wake up and unit, to recognize their common spiritual heritage and work together to
manifest it in the world today, just as modern teachers did not speak of Hindu
fundamentalism. They recognized Hindu backwardness but sought to remedy it by going to the
core of Hindu spirituality, the spirit of unity in recognition of the Divine in all, not
by trying to cast a shadow on Hinduism as a whole.