You know that paradox where you start with the statement “This sentence is false”? And if it IS false, then it has to be true? But if it is true, then that makes it false again?
Hinduism says that all paths are equally valid. One of those paths is Christianity. Christianity says that Christ is the only way. Both play an equal role in the paradox as each precludes the other. The only difference is that Christianity precludes Hinduism straight off the bat, whereas Hinduism embraces Christianity into the fray but then Christianity excludes itself, immediately.
This problem – this oversimplification, if I’m honest – itself stems from another paradox. Because really the verse from Hindu Scripture where we get the idea that all paths are equal – “truth is one, the sages call it by many names” – refers to the path, the experience, the practice. Not the dogma. Not what it says in scripture. Which, again, is where we got the idea that “truth is one, the sages call it by many names” in the first place.
But of course even that isn’t the end of it. Because you see, that scripture is Śruti, or “that which is heard.” In short it is scripture that comes from direct meditative experience of the masters. Whereas other Hindu scriptures are Smrti, or “that which is remembered” which when it comes down to it, consists of commentary on the Śruti texts.
So “truth is one..” is not at its root, scriptural, but a self-referential truth.
But even so, in a world of dogmatic distinctions dividing the faiths, Hindus and Christians have been playing a game of “This Sentence is False” for roughly 2,000 years.
Aum Namo Nrsimhaya Namaha!