is not enough for Hindus to quote the Sermon on the Mount or a few
scattered verses from the Koran and state that these books
give the same teachings as the Gita or the Vedas. The
entire Bible and Koran must be considered, along their
traditional commentators who have known the original language and
historical background. Traditional Hebrew and Arabic scholars must
Why is it that such scholars,
including those trained in these religions and their practices since
birth, do not find teachings like those of Hinduism in their holy
books? What Sanskrit scholar, even a non-Hindu, cannot find karma,
rebirth and Self-realization in the Gita or Upanishads?
Why is it that Biblical or Koranic scholars do not find such
teachings in the Bible or the Koran? Certainly if such
teachings exist in these texts they are hidden and exceptional or
they would have been more easily noticed.
How can Hindus, who don't even know
the original language of these teachings, say that traditional
scholars have misunderstood what was said in their own holy books?
Hindus can only do so if they can produce a higher level of
scholarship about these works, not just by making speculations.