Hinduism is the world’s oldest religion and at the root of Eastern mysticism. Hinduism is that spring from which all the world’s mystics have drunk, whether they knew it or not. Hindu writings contain the oldest source of the idea that within each of us is the Self that is God.
Hindu mysticism teaches that there are many paths to salvation and that each of us should choose the path that best suits our temperament. The inner path of Hinduism, though a well-marked one, is also one of the least understood paths in the West. To the casual observer, it may appear to be superstition and the worship of many gods. However, this is not the reality of Hinduism.
Examine the roots of Hindu mysticism in the Vedas and the Upanishads in this edition of The Prophet Archives. Discover those parallel spiritual principles, principles familiar to us as Christian teachings.