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From Chapter 5: The multiple arms of the gods are like the multiplicity of religions practiced in India. The relationship is not merely superficial. No other culture has been as welcoming to incoming religions from diverse sources. In addition to Hinduism —the religion of 80 percent of Indians, which alone accounts for a multiplicity of traditions, schools, and rites—Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism arose from the fertile soil of Indian philosophy.


p. 137From Chapter 5: The multiple arms of the gods are like the multiplicity of religions practiced in India.  The relationship is not merely superficial.  No other culture has been as welcoming to incoming religions from diverse sources.  In addition to Hinduism —the religion of 80 percent of Indians, which alone accounts for a multiplicity of traditions, schools, and rites—Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism arose from the fertile soil of Indian philosophy.