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Zed terms Pope’s washing feet of others “a nice gesture in humility”

By HubVilla - Sunday, March 24, 2013 No Comments
Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has commended the tradition of washing the feet of others by Pope on Holy Thursday before Easter, and termed it as a nice gesture of humility.


His Holiness Pope Francis will reportedly wash the feet of youth at Casal del Marmo Detention Centre, a correctional facility for minors in Rome, on March 28 afternoon.


Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that humility was one of the major virtues in Hinduism and an old saying told us to be more humble than a blade of grass.


Rajan Zed noted that ancient scripture Katha Upanishad pointed out that ego groped in darkness and with ego we fell into sorrow. Bhagavad-Gita (Song of the Lord) stressed that true renunciation was giving up all desire for personal award.


Zed urged Hindus worldwide to be humble and embrace the disadvantaged, marginalized and poor.


Pope heads the Roman Catholic Church, which is the largest of the Christian denominations headquartered in Vatican City. Hinduism, oldest and third largest religion of the world, has about one billion adherents and moksh (liberation) is its ultimate goal.


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