"The quintessence of India, her religion, has remained unchanged ever since the great poem was composed. No invader or coloniser was ever able to overcome it, and indeed many, like the Aryan invaders form the north, were overcome by it, absorbed into its generous complexities.
"The root of Hinduism is not just in the belief in one God, like the monotheism of Christians and Moslems, but that there is nothing in existence besides this One God. God is not only in everything and everyone, he literally is everything. For, asks the Mahabharata, is the drop of rain in essence any different from the vast ocean into which it falls and vanishes? If God is all he is in us, and we are he. Man's quest, therefore, is for the divine within to become part of all, part of God.