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Fundamental Facts For Every Hindu – Meaning of Hindu

From the book ‘Fundamental Facts For Every Hindu’ compiled by Swami Dayananda Saraswathy (Suraj Sahay) from the sayings and writings of H.H. Jagadguru Swami Sathyananda Saraswathy.

Hinduism is a living religion.Modern historians call it the oldest surviving religion in the world. Its scriptures say that it has neither any beginning nor end. Its original name is Sanaathana Dharma or The Eternal Law. There is no exact English word that equals the term Dharma. Its meaning extends from the moral code of human beings to the instinctive and compulsory nature of animals to the forces that maintain the sun and moon in their orbits. Continue reading