Hindu Philosophy

You have a right to perform your duty, but you are not entitled to fruits of action.  Never consider yourself the cause of the results of your activities, and never be attached to not doing your duty. (Bhagwad Gita 2.47)

Hindu philosophy can be described in various ways.  Swami Vivekananda, the great Hindu saint of the 19th century, summarised the three principles of Hindu faith:

01 Each soul is potentially divine:

The essence of all beings and objects is Spirit, omnipresent and eternal.


02 The goal of life is to manifest this divinity:

The difference between persons is only the difference in the degree to which the divinity within them is manifest.  Because a person is divine, he/she has infinite strength and wisdom at their command.  They can use this strength and wisdom, to uncover the true nature of the divinity within. This nature can be uncovered by means of prayer and meditation.


03 There is an underlying unity in all the great religions of the world:

Hindu faith accepts all the religions of the world, because it recognises the same divine inspiration in all, and that different religions suit different races, cultures and temperaments.