ABOUT “HINDU” AND “HINDUISM”

Paarsurrey quotes here for the benefit of public.

QUOTES ABOUT “HINDU” AND “HINDUISM”

by Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati
SwamiJ.com

There are many valuable quotes, some are given below:

http://www.swamij.com/hindu-word.htm#quotes

Quote

“The word Hindu is also not mentioned in holy books, Upanishads, Shashtras and Valmiki Ramayan, Shatpath Brahmin Granth etc. And in these holy books there is not any word Hindus or sects or caste system, where as it is clearly mentioned in every chapter of thereof that there is only one God of the Universe.”

“The name Hinduism is a misnomer and of a foreign coinage. Indeed the term Hindu is found nowhere in the Vedic scriptures, nor can it be found in any classical texts of Sanatana Dharma.”

“According to Jawaharlal Nehru, the earliest reference to the word ‘Hindu’ can be traced to a Tantrik book of the eighth century C.E., where the word means a people, and not the followers of a particular religion. The use of the word ‘Hindu’ in connection with a particular religion is of very late occurrence.”

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http://www.swamij.com/hindu-word.htm#quotes

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