Hindus support Kenya State House monthly prayers as long as Hindu mantras are included
Hindus seem to be fine with the idea of monthly prayers at Kenya State House in Nairobi as long as they include the prayers of various religions and denominations practiced in Kenya and the expression of non-believers.
Talk about prayer; Prominent Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that a respectful petition for help or expression of devotion-love-praise-thanks addressed to a object of worship was important, intensely precious, significant and uplifting for many of us.
Sometimes described as a pilgrimage of the spirit, sincere communication or connecting with divinity in the form of prayer could be very meaningful for many Kenyans; Zed, who is president of the Universal Society of Hinduism, pointed out.
Rajan Zed further said that Kenya needs to find a middle ground on this issue where various religions and denominations can find fair representation in these monthly prayers and non-believers can be given an opportunity for expression where no deity was invoked or solicited.
Beliefs of Kenyan Hindus; who formed a hard-working, harmonious and peaceful community and had made many contributions to the nation and society and continued to do so; must be duly honored by the State; Zed added.
Hinduism is the oldest and third largest religion in the world with approximately 1.2 billion adherents, and moksh (liberation) is its ultimate goal.