Picked up a book at the library and I wish I had known about it when I taught Acts at
The author, Michael Green, writes about the pasts of people he has known who have come to faith in Christ from different religious backgrounds. He tells the story of a former Hindu who was grateful of his Hindu past but wanted to make it very plain that in Jesus he found three things of which he never dreamed in Hinduism:
He found God as Father, a Father who cared about him personally. He found forgiveness of sins for which he had gratitude to Jesus. This was in contrast to the process of karma where there is no forgiveness: you have to pay your debts. And he found the Spirit of Jesus coming to indwell his life and start transforming him from the inside, supplying power and a joy to which he had been a total stranger. There was nothing in Hindu meditation, in which he had engaged, to begin to compare with that (page 39).