Indeed this is very important, relevant and pressing question that each and every Indian needs to ask as it is the NEED of the Hour...Today the situation of a common man in India concerning matters of religion is "Go with the blow of wind" means has little concern to know the reality and facts..goes with whatever is presented in Media or whatever is heard in rumors...I can confidently say that average Indian has very little understanding of scripture based knowledge and has no time for learning it too...Today India's biggest non-economical, political problem is RELIGIOUS INTOLERANCE...this is because one naturally develops a fixed opinion regarding other faith purely based on misconceptions on that faith without even bothering to know the truth about it...this leads to hatred and intolerance towards other faiths....
To even develop a sound opinion on a religion & a religious community one should first know what the sources of their faith and how does over time everything developed i
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Very challenging question indeed!
1)At the individual level, it would not take more than a second to change ones attitude with regard to the above.
2)If it fails, then it requires the right kind of education and training to all. The task is very much similar to the enlightenment that Gautham Buddha got. It calls for a very concerted effort on the part of both the authorities as well as NGOs. It requires the mobilization of huge resources, trained man power and infrastructure nationwide to cover the billion strong Indians.
3)It is almost an improbable task considering the resources available for such a gigantic training as well as the passive policy of the government. Government is not worried about the existence of the above or their adverse long term impact on the human resource development. It has been found stonewalling the efforts of even United Nations in this regard to bring about a change.
4)To sum up, it is up to each individual to get enlightenment.