Special to Earthpages.org
Hindus world over have applauded American President Barack Obama for including “Hindus” in his inaugural address yesterday in Washington DC.
Obama said in this address, “We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus – and non-believers.”
Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, commended Obama for recognizing Hindus and for his inclusiveness approach.
Zed, who is president of Universal Society of Hinduism, pointed out that serious and honest interfaith dialogue was the need of the hour. Religion was the most powerful, complex and far-reaching force in our society, so we must take it seriously. And we all knew that religion comprised much more than our own particular tradition/experience. In our shared pursuit for the truth, we could learn from one another and thus could arrive nearer to the truth, Zed stressed.
Rajan Zed offered Obama wholehearted Hindu support in his worldwide efforts in the areas of human improvement, peace, ecological responsibility, social & economic development, etc.
Hinduism, oldest and third largest religion of the world, has about one billion adherents and moksha (liberation) is its ultimate goal.