How does Hinduism view religious conversion?
Tolerance towards other faiths is cornerstone of Hinduism. It does not claim to be the only path to God.
“All religions are equal”, declare Hindu scripyures. Despite theological differences, all religions have the same goal to uplift the human soul and guide it to the sourse of its origin. Therefore, they see no sense in encouraging and promoting religious conversion. Hindus are often critical of proselytizing, foreing, missionaries who covertly prey on poor people in third world countries. They feel using material aid to lure poor people of other religions to conversion is unethical.
This Q/A was taken from the book Hinduism: Myth and Reality written by Ajit Adhopia and published by Inderlekh Publication.