To start with, no hard feelings against anyone who subscribes to Islam or
When the Muslims invaded 'Iran' or 'Egypt' they were able to convert the whole population to Islam in a few decades e.g. the present day Iran was largely Zoroastrian at that time. Also, when the Christians moved to the European region, they converted the whole population to Christianity in a few decades.
Although, India has faced centuries of Muslim invasion. This was followed by nearly two centuries of Christian domination (read British). Despite this, the population of our country is largely Hindu. How is that?
I know there would have been many historical reasons for that. Although, I am interested in the attributes of Hinduism that allowed it and us to survive.
A God of fixed attributes. The followers of that religion will eulogise that qualities of their God
A religious place, which is very sacred to its followers
A list of dos and don'ts, which guide its followers
Coming to Sanatana Dharma aka Hinduism, it does not represent any religion unlike Islam/Christianity, etc.
However, there are religions in India that are prevalent under the name of Hinduism.
For example: Vaishnavism, Shaivism, Saakteism, Buddhism, Jainism, etc,
The core values of Sanatana Dharma aka Hinduism advocate self enquiry. No Temple, no sacred texts like Puranas, represent Sanatana Dharma.
The below mentioned article on Indus Valley Civilisation (3300 BCE to 1300 BCE) and considered to have existed in Vedic Era, states that (4th sub-para) there is no conclusive evidence of palaces or temples – or of kings, armies, or priests.
Among thousands of men a rare one endeavours for perfection. Even of the perfected ones who are diligent, one perchance knows Me in truth.
So the TRUTH advocated by the sages of Vedic era, through vedas, is applicable to all ages to all humans. So this Knowledge is Divine, which cannot be done away with by ordinary mortals, however hard they may try.
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