As the world shrinks, we benefit by our willingness to gain an appreciation and respect for the diversity surrounding us. There is much to be gained by finding common ground with those whose cultures we have never experienced. I have so much to learn.
Buddhism and Hinduism are both ancient religions with their origins in India. the roots of Hinduism easily extend more than a thousand years before the birth of Christ. They are cultures both rich and full of meaning. To my Western understanding, there are similarities between the two religions that might reasonably be compared to the similarities between Jewish and Christian origins, beliefs and traditions.
While Buddhism and Hinduism both recognize many deities, they do not represent separate gods, but rather different manifestations of one God. Some of these manifestations are quite strange to us; and each of these deities may have multiple roles. Additionally, some Buddhist deities originate in Hindu traditions:
These symbols of their God, however foreign to us, should not deter us from understanding the universal truths which are part of these faiths. Many of the beliefs of Buddhist and Hindu teachers could come from the mouths of our own spiritual leaders, still others, are worthy of our respect.
Three things can not be hidden; the sun, the moon and the truth. Buddha
Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship. Buddha
In this way, all here are the same, whether rich or poor, educated or uneducated, Easterner or Westerner, believer or non-believer, and within believers whether Buddhist, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and so on. Basically, from the viewpoint of real human value we are all the same.” The Dalai Lama 
If there is love, there is hope to have real families, real brotherhood, real equanimity, real peace. If the love within your mind is lost, if you continue to see other beings as enemies, then no matter how much knowledge or education you have, no matter how much material progress is made, only suffering and confusion will ensue. The Dalai Lama 
The greatest quality is seeking to serve others. Atisha 
I came to the conclusion long ago…that all religions were true and also that all had some error in them, and whilst I hold to my own, I should hold others as dear as Hinduism. So we can only pray, if we are Hindus, not that a Christian should become a Hindu…But our innermost prayer should be a Hindu should be a better Hindu, a Muslim a better Muslim, a Christian a better Christian. Mohandas Gandhi 
A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave. Mohandas Gandhi
After all, we are all trying to understand the world around us. Thanks for Shifting the Balance.
If we were all trying to understand the world around us the world would be a more beautiful place. But I get your point.
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As the author of the Amritabindu Upanishad states in the upanishad:
“The milk of cows of any hue is white.
The sages say that wisdom is the milk
And the sacred scriptures are the cows.”
How beautifully stated. There is so much wisdom in the teachings of other cultures–as well as our own. I am sure you know this one: “I am united with the Lord of Love”.
I am afraid not. However, I am aware of it correct meaning.
Interesting that you do not know it but you do know its meaning. That suggests you are a student/professor in this field of study.