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Hinduism or miscommunication?
I know that the title sounds like another religious controversy conceived by so-called thinker with a difference. With all the humblesness, I would like to say that this post is far from one. It is rather a question that has always been in my mind like a painless tumour - passive but palatable. Hinduism's source is the Vedas, a compilation that is mostly lost. The available portion is written in Sanskrit, a language not understood by most today. Hinduism we know today is primarily because of word-of-mouth and to a much lesser extent from the translated version of the book. If you consider other religions, The Bible and The Qur-an, have retained their form in entirity. So, the inevitable misinterpretation of the message delivered by the holy books can be debated, discussed and confirmed/denied as the message intended by the book. (Whether the message is correct, wrong, good or bad is beyond my concern). But this is not possible in Hinduism with a large portion of the Vedas lost. Considering all this, what are the chances that the Hinduism we know today is the Hinduism that the sages wrote? In other words, when a single-line message is passed down on one end of a line of people emerges at the other end fairly distorted (more often than not), how are we to believe that the Hinduism passed down primarily through word of mouth from generation to generation is distorted completely beyond recognition? I have no answer and the painless tumor in my mind is getting bigger and bigger!