I would think of it
exactly what it is – A religion, just like any other. The idea of calling it a
lifestyle is a
complete bogey. Go
back in history, and even till this day, almost every other religion is often
as a lifestyle by some
of the leaders and self-suited safeguards.
So I would have hated
the idea of pushing this religious identity onto everyone, just because they
With that being said,
I would have respected (and still do) this religion – and the impact it had/has
the world’s culture.
Even with all the contradictions between different castes and religions, I
accept its perspective
and belief – as any sane-minded person would.
Troubles always exist
in every religion. And it always comes not from its founding beliefs but out of
miscreants who claims
to be the self-styled leader of the community. They mix their own propaganda
and interest in
religious belief to exploit the followers emotionally and spiritually.
So if I was a Dalit
(who to say I am not ;)) I would love Hinduism and everything about it. I would
hate its self-claimed