CONVERSION IS VIOLENCE
Friends,I have been thinking on this topic for a long time. It is very clear to me, and perhaps to many of you, that there are two distinct religious traditions in theworld. Some of them have a good following. Someothers may not have.One tradition does not believe in conversion. AJewish person is born of a Jewish mother. AZoroastrian is born of Zoroastrian parents. A Hinduis born of Hindu parents. And so too are the followersof Shintoism, Taoism and many other tribal religiousgroups all over the world. They are born to be thefollowers of their religions. In other words, they donot want to convert anybody. In India, when theParsis, Zoroastrians, came as refugees, being drivenfrom Iran, they came to Bombay, they were receivedand allowed to settle down in India.. They were very
Key Note Address delivered by Pujya Sri Swami DayanandaSaraswati on Saturday, the I7th of July, I999, at SatguruGnanananda Hall (Narada Gana Sabha), TTK Road, Chennai ina Seminar on "Violence to Hindu Heritage" organised by TheCitizen's Committee for Dharma Rakshana Sammelan,Chennai.