Candidly, every religion is pure and simple in its initial state when it was formulated by its creator. Could we ever condemned Buddha, Christ, Muhammad and such other prophets whose wisdom saved us in the face of serious adversities of this beautiful planet? Perhaps it is the bounded duty of the political leaders in all ages to exploit religion to make the most of their dream they did cherish at heart.
Thus Christianity won the support of most of the countries in the west and Islam wide around the communities throughout the continents centering vast land of Arab. But did they win the heart of their followers just with the help of holy words of the scriptures? No, never. Suppression and tyranny were at the root of their every attempt. Priests played a vital role aided by the dictators. Strangely, their misrepresentation of religion was the source of adulteration of the religion concerned. Now both the religions are, however, firm-footing and run almost parallel as regards the number of followers.
The only exception all along was “Sanatana Dharma”, the origin of Hinduism. With immensity of its propagation in the past it embraced every human being irrespective of caste and creed. Ultimately Hinduism did not have support of Kingly stalwarts. Naturally, it failed to compete in the race of baptism. History being the eye-opener we are taught how Ashok, the Great, supported Buddhism to have strong foothold.
Sadly indeed, Mr. Lalkrishna Advani supported by RSS wanted to gain an advantage in the past elections some two decades ago and he was successful. Unfortunately, most of us did not support him in the long run. Now RSS may condemn INC but the fact that attained the height and helped BJP to earn maximum seats in the Parliament and formed NDA is no more a mystery. They can blame either of the Congress leaders but people in general do not accept any distortion of Hinduism and here lies the broadness of “Sanatan Dharma” of which we are ever proud and are winning the heart of large communities of so many countries.