Mahatma Gandhi epitomised the ideal of a believing Hindu in modern times. He was deeply read in the classical literature of Indian civilisation that constitutes the considerable scriptural corpus of Hinduism. But he did not derive his faith from this source alone. His beliefs and practices were derived at least in an equal measure from what the common Hindu of his time believed and practiced. In this respect also he was following the classical discipline.
Bajaj, J.K. and Srinivas, M.D.
"Core Issues of Hindu-Christian Dialgoue: Idol-Worship, Cow-Protection and Conversion,"
Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies:
Vol. 17, Article 5.
Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.7825/2164-6279.1314