Rajiv summarizes five mistakes that need to be avoided when defending Hinduism. He says:
- They are unimportant, so lets not waste time; truth will triumph anyway; we know the truth in our hearts; all path will ultimately lead the person to the same final goal;
- Let us not stir things up, since we are doing so well in our personal careers; if we highlight such problems we will attract attention and spoil our image, maybe even get in trouble. (i.e. policy to remain ignorable.)
- Stick to the issues and ignore the personalities involved. If the substance of someone's work is wrong, it must be criticized regardless of what kind of person they are.
- Look at the deeper layers and not the surface of a situation.
- Do serious problem-solving, and do not see the work as a "feel good" psychotropic drug.
- Be non-ignorable, audacious, willing to take the heat. (But only after doing a lot of homework to make sure I am on a solid foundation which I can defend.)
- Reject offers of help that are likely to let me down somewhere along the way.
- Most important, be rooted in sadhana, and let the prerna flow and be the driving force.