Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, ex-President of India, holds that Hinduism is ‘not just a faith' in the conventional sense but a 'union of reason and intuition' to be 'experienced'. Thus, Hinduism does not satisfy the traditional features of a religion, faith or creed. Likewise, JM Koller also holds that Hinduism is 'a way of life and nothing more'.
Recently, I received an e-mail forwarded to me that had a conversation between a Hindu migrant to the US and a Christian girl to make a sense of Hindu religion. I thought of revisiting my own conception of Hinduism to arrive at the following ABC verse on Hinduism.
A: Altruism or happiness of all or "Loka Samastha Sukino Bhavantu. Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti"
B: Being an atheist or a non-religious person is also being a Hindu - It is a way to life -an unorganized but inclusive religion
C: Choices exist of deities, scriptures and tenets as an unorganized religion
D: Devoid of any one order, institution or controlling authority for all Hindus
E: Evolution to soul-consciousness through multiple paths - an abstract concept without a personal god is the underlying idea