- Many say Hinduism is a Way of life and there are no compulsory in following any traditions.
- As when compared with Other religions in the world they force many rules to be followed.
MY QUESTION :
- Why Hinduism does not force any rules like other religion and gives us the chance to decide to follow or not follow ?
- Are there any specific reasons for not to force us ?
Religions like Christianity and Islam threaten their followers with eternal hell if they don't obey the rules. Thus these rules are commandments. There is no fear in Hinduism. The reason is that God runs the entire show in Christianity and Islam and any wrong doing is a direct offence against God. That is not the case in Hinduism. God is a non-doer and unattached to the universe.
Resorting to Prakrti, Nature, which is My own Power, I send forth again and again this multitude of beings that are without any freedom, owing to Nature's sway over them. These activities do not in any way bind Me, because I remain detached like one unconcerned in their midst. Under My direction and control, Nature brings out this mighty universe of living and non-living beings. Thus does the wheel of this world revolve.
Any wrongdoing merely adds to the stock of bad karma and is not an offence against God.
Bhakti and not fear of God
The Bhakti of India is not like the western Bhakti. The central idea of ours is that there is no thought of fear. It is always, love God. There is no worship through fear, but always through love, from beginning to end.
The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda, V, p300-301
Even the Lord does not ask Hindus to accept His teachings blindly.
...Reflecting on this entire teaching, do as you think fit.'
There are rules in Hinduism. Vaishnavaism one of the denominations in Hinduism, the Gaudiya Vaishnavas AKA hare Krishna's have a very specific set of rules especially if you visit an ashram Like attending classes in the temple, Mangala arti and if you don't follow them you will be kicked out! Of course there are rules in every organization or community! It may seem like other faiths are all about enforcing the rules simple because they live in communities that fully embrace the faith and the culture that comes along with it.
If an entire village is populated by Muslims you can expect Sharia to be a reference point for most people since it will govern almost all the aspects of their life
The basis for this religion is Vedas. Which says belive things which you think true. It never forces you to do something which you don't belive. Beleive only if you have sufficient reasons to believe. Never blindly believe in anything just because somebody says something. But nowadays people made temple and worshping is Hinduism. But it is not. Believe in yourself that is what vedas teaches you. All other relgions teach believe in this God or that God. But vedas teach believe in yourself. You can read about this in Swami Vivekananda's complete works.