No Doubt Hinduism Is The Universal Religion for Mankind
Samuel P. Huntington, the author of ‘The Clash of Civilizations’ book has said that the West has produced only the “-isms.” Real religions are produced only by the East. The Vedic dharma (AKA Varna-Aashram Dharma) is not an “-ism.” Jain, Buddha, Sikh and Hindu or Vedic are Dharmas, not “-isms.”
When a non-Hindu asks, “What is Hinduism,” then it is okay, but when a Hindu asks it, it is sad.
Again, all the “-isms” are man-made, but Dharma is not man-made. The most ancient books of the Vedic dharma are the four Vedas in Sanskrit. We faithful Hindus take the Veda as God’s word given to Brahma in the beginning of creation. Brahma heard Veda from God. From Brahma the Veda came down to us buy guru-shishya paramparaa till about 5000 years ago, when Vyasdev knew that in the coming of kali yug people will not have memory, so he put the Veda on paper for mankind.
The atheists or historians may think that Veda is man-made, but see what Krishna says in Bhagavad Gita:
The Blessed Lord (Krishna) said: I instructed this imperishable science of yoga to the sun-god, Vivasvan, and Vivasvan instructed it to Manu, the father of mankind, and Manu in turn instructed it to Iksvaku. – Gita 4.1
This supreme science was thus received through the chain of disciplic succession, and the saintly kings understood it in that way. But in course of time the succession was broken, and therefore the science as it is appears to be lost. – Gita 4.2
That very ancient science of the relationship with the Supreme is today told by Me to you because you are My devotee as well as My friend; therefore, you can understand the transcendental mystery of this science. Gita 4.3 (source: asitis.com)
Now any has freedom to think he/she is smarter or more loving to mankind than Krishna and tries to teach us whatever comes in his/her mind, but the Hindus will listen to Krishna/Gita.
Bhagavad Gita is short summary of the Veda. Therefore, for this info age where people have less time can know what is Dharma from Gita. After knowing it, they need to live per dharma.
Bhagavad Gita is mostly accepted as The Book on Hinduism or the Vedic Dharma. You may see a Video in Hindu at below link.
An article at below link is for non-Hindus or new generations of Hindus.
jaya sri krishna!