Our ancient Vedantic philosophy teaches each one of of us to find one's own God that is at the core of every individual . The Adwaits and Dwaits slightly differ in their opinions about the individual core being a part of the one Almighty God. The difference between the two approaches is not of much consequence to the common man who has always been willing and ready to bow down before the Super Power, whatever its form or name, running and managing this universe with perfect accuracy. Depending on the guidance available in the neighborhood, he is ready to worship God both as SAGUN and NIRGUN .As a result there has been a multiplicity of gods and goddesses, deities, saintly sects and divergent religious philosophies.
Hinduism is not the name of any one religion nor is it a name given to a group of sectarian religions. It is a very wide and broad umbrella that allows freedom of religious thought and protection to each individual to choose his own religious options and the ways of worship. It encompasses all the sectarian religions of the world. This concept of Hinduism as such has been successfully working in India for centuries without much trouble except sporadic incidents of clashes between divergent groups. But these clashes cannot be given the name of religious conflicts of ideologies . Such clashes, which usually result from causes other than religion, such as social, economic or personal, are inevitable in any society. The number of such clashes in multi-religious country India is much less than the inter-sectarian religious conflicts and resulting in en mass murders in other single religion dominated countries.
On this Independence Day I salute this universal brotherhood and broad minded spirit of Mother India and religious tolerance of the people, and take pledge to work for this Noble Sentiment that binds the whole nation as a Living Organic Whole.