I believe the Bible, The Koran, and the Zend-Avesta* to be as divinely inspired as the Vedas. I Believe in the institution of Gurus, but in this age millions must go without a Guru, because it is a rare thing to find a combination of perfect purity and perfect learning. But one need not despair of ever knowing the truth of one's religion, because the fundamentals of Hinduism as of every great religion are unchangeable, and easily understood.
I believe like every Hindu in God and His Oneness, in rebirth and salvation... I can no more describe my feeling for Hinduism than for my own wife. She moves me as no other woman in the world can. Not that she has no faults; I daresay she has many more than I see myself. But the feeling of an indissoluble bond is there. Even so I feel for and about Hinduism with all its faults and limitations. Nothing delights me so much as the music of the 'Gita', or the 'Ramayana' by Tulsidas. When I fancied I was taking my last breath, the 'Gita' was my solace.
Hinduism is not an exclusive religion. In it there is room for the worship of all the prophets of the world. It is not a missionary religion in the ordinary sense of the term. It has no doubt absorbed many tribes in its fold, but this absorption has been of an evolutionary, imperceptible character. Hinduism tells each man to worship God according to his own faith or 'Dharma', and so lives at peace with all religions.
* - The sacred scripture given to Persia about 1000 B.C. by Zoroaster.