Quotes on Hinduism by Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami



While other religions are precisely defined by explicit and often unyielding beliefs, Hinduism condones no such constraints. For the Hindu intuition is far more important than intellect; experience supersedes dogma; and personal realization is held infinitely more precious than outer expressions or affiliations of faith. Hindu religious philosophy is based on experience, on personal discovery and testing of things.

Hinduism does not say. ‘Believe as others do or suffer.’ Rather, it says, ‘Know thy self, inquire and be free.’

Source: Dancing With Siva: Hinduism's Contemporary Catechism by Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami. (Introduction page XX)