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The Bridge Between: Hinduism and Christianity

In a world where religious hatred and persecution is wide spread, Gadadhara Pandit Dasa is trying to bridge the gap between Hinduism and Christianity. He writes about his experience growing up in LA and attending a Christian high school. Years after graduating he decided to become a Hindu monk and focus on bridging the gap between the two religions. A fellow Hindu monk suggested that he read the Gospels to become more familiar with the Christian faith. He noticed some surprising similarities. He compares Matthew 18:21-35 and Matthew 23:12 with an excerpt from the Siksastakam. Both suggest that an individual learn should learn to become humble. In his final statement he urges his readers to love our neighbors as ourselves and to make an attempt to cross the bridges that divide us. This is a refreshing article about religious tolerance and humility.