"I am proud to belong to a religion which has taught the world both tolerance and universal acceptance."
Swami Vivekananda

"You might be a Hindu (and don't know it) if you believe:

"1. There is only One God. 'Truth is One but sages call It by many names.' — Rig Veda 1. 1 64.46

"2. You respect all religions. 'Men experience Me alone in different ways.' — Bhagavad Gita 4:11

"3. You see the presence of the Divine in everyone and everything. 'He who sees all beings in the Self, and the Self in all beings, hates no one. ... The whole creation is filled with Divinity.' — Isha Upanishad 1.6.9

"4. You feel that non-violence (Ahimasa) should be a way of life. 'You must not use your God given body for killing god's creatures, whether they are human, animal or whatever.' — Yajur Veda 12.32

"5. You have reverence and respect for the environment. 'The Earth is our mother, we are all Her children.' — Atharva Veda 12.1.12

"6. You believe in karma — the result of our actions returns to us. 'Whatever deed he does, that he will reap.' — Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 4.4.5

"7. You feel life's purpose is Self (or God) Realization. 'Lead me from unreality to reality. Lead me from darkness to light. Lead me from death to immortality.' — Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 1:3.28

"The above are seven foundational concepts of Hinduism. Though it is the world's oldest religion, it is amazingly current and increasingly in line with the way many are coming to believe."