During the concluding presentation, Smt. Bhavna Shinde of Forum for Hindu Awakening (FHA) explained how the red dot worn by Hindu women enhances concentration, as a practical example of the science of Hinduism at work. She drew attention to the recent nuclear radiation in Japan and the power of the Agnihotra sacrificial fire, as one of the many solutions Hinduism offers for current problems. She added that while religious organizations are struggling to grow their youth base, FHA has experienced that the unique science of Hinduism is naturally attracting the scientific minded youth of today. She reminded that while we may be affiliated with different causes for the Hindu community, whenever there is any assault on Hinduism, we must unite to preserve this glorious Dharma.
Mr. Dewang Gadoya, a Hinduism supporter, reminded the audience of Adi Shankaracharya’
Ms. Kristen Mandziuk from Spiritual Science Research Foundation (SSRF), shared how the assaults on Hinduism have physical and psychological aspects, but most important is the spiritual component. Her videos showed SSRF’s research on the vibrations emitted by people, power of prayers detected by biofeedback machines and healing ability of Saints’ handwriting. Dr. Bhartendu Srivastava, another speaker, felt that in a tolerant country like Canada, the main issue facing the Hindu community is the lack of lobbying. He added that Hinduism’s vast literature needs to be made available in English for Hindu children raised here. Pandit Roopnauth Sharma spoke passionately on maintaining a Hindu identity in Canada by being clear about Hindu beliefs and working towards Hindu representation in schools, hospitals, etc.
Dr. Doobay, spiritual leader of the Vishnu Mandir, published an insightful souvenir in the tradition of Hinduism. The souvenir was distributed to all attendees to commemorate the Summit. He remarked that Hindu temples should be not only centers of Hindu worship, but also of Hinduism learning.
The Hinduism Summit concluded with passing of resolutions by chanting aloud ‘Har Har Mahadev’. These resolutions will be submitted to the Canadian government, to investigate the ongoing human rights violations against the Hindu and minority communities in Bangladesh, and to declare Diwali as a statutory holiday across Canada.
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About FHA: The Forum for Hindu Awakening (FHA) is a charitable organisation devoted to awaken society to the unique spiritual science behind Hindu Dharma concepts and practices, to motivate people to live and preserve them and to facilitate the spiritual progress of humanity.