” To feel unity in diversity, to establish unity amidst variety – this is the underlying religion of India. India does not regard difference as hostility, she does not regard the other as enemy. That is why without sacrifice or destruction, she wants to accommodate everybody within one great system. that is why she accepts all ways and sees the greatness of each in its own sphere.
Because of this virtue in India, we shall not hesitate to consider any society as our opponent. Each fresh conflict will enable us to expand ourselves. The Hindu, The Buddhist,The Muslim and The Christian will not fight each other and die in India – here they will find a meeting point. That meeting point will not be non-Hindu, but very specifically Hindu. ”
– Rabindranath Tagore in Swadesh Samaaj ( Original in Bengali, translated by Anasuya Guha )