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    Arya Samaj

    What r your opinions on the Arya Samaj and other such movements? Do u think they r truly Hindu? I mean Arya Samaj says there is only one god and bans idol worship. That would stun most of the people here to know that there r non idol-worshipping hindus. heres a link to the congress of north american arya samaj's:

    Here r the 10 principles of the Samaj:
    1. God is the primary cause of all true science and of all that can be known through it.

    2. God is Existent, Intelligent and Blissful. He is Formless, Almighty, Just, Merciful, Unborn, Infinite, Unchallengeable, Beginningless, Incomparable, the Support and Lord of all, Omniscient, Imperishable, Immortal, Fearless, Eternal, Holy and the Maker of the universe. To Him alone worship is due.

    3. The Vedas are scriptiors of true knowledge. It is the duty of all Aryas to read them, hear them being read and recite them to others.

    4. We should always be ready to accept the truth and give up untruth.

    5. All action should be performed in conformity with Dharma, that is, after due consideration of the right and wrong.

    6. The primary aim of the Arya Samaj is to do good for all, that is, promote physical, spiritual and social well-being.

    7. We should treat all people with love, fairness and due regard for their merit.

    8. We should aim at dispelling ignorance and promoting knowledge.

    9. One should not only be content with one's own welfare, but should look for it in the welfare for others also.

    10. One should regard oneself under restriction to follow altruistic rulings of the society, while all should be free in following the rules of individual welfare.