I can categorize myself as a philosopher among other things, great or not is not an adjective I can assign to myself. I try to reason on the basis of what I have gained through extensive research, and I know that unless we do that in these time (when we hardly get to learn the basics right), these things are generally alien to people. I realize a lot things of practicality, due which my arguments are presented. About intelligence of people, I do make assumptions about it and most of the time my conclusion turns to be same as my presumptions. FYI, intelligence is not the only thing that you require to understand something as grand as life, you also require wisdom and most importantly you require the temperament - the right attitude, to use your intelligence and wisdom. Did you just said that? I hope you understand what you are saying. Your rating is going down with such imbecile remarks. Huh? I think you need to reflect upon the ground realities of India. I would have considered the state of India acceptable if the problems the people face were an aberration. That would be the most absurd claim. Have you gone through the accounts of Megasthenes and the likes? Ancient India was much prosperous on most accounts. And if you understand the philosophies embedded in Hinduism, you would have the ability to understand why. Sanatam Dharm, which is now known under the umbrella of Hinduism, pertains to the universal principles of life and is soundly based on scientific rationale. And it is eternal, hence the name sanatan. And for your knowledge, the "Hindu philosophy" revolves around some very basic points. The extension that you misconceive is the extent of myriads of situations and circumstances, in which they are applicable. Your remarks about me would be same as that story of blind men trying to form an opinion about an elephant. Hindu chauvinist sentiments? That is laughable, and shows that you form opinions even before you understand things or people. And I can say with a lot of experience and understanding, you know zilch about Bhagavad Gita! Don't take it as something that I am trying to deride you with, I am merely stating a fact. But since you have mentioned, can you tell me what these other texts tells you at par with Bhagwat Gita or Upanishads? But not in this thread, please. Let others remain on the topic of the thread. P.S. It is most suitable if we talk on the topic, rather than the corrections required in me. That is the downhill of any discussion.