[Advaita-l] How to get an hindu name?
rohit8ganesh at yahoo.co.in
Sat Mar 13 00:22:27 CST 2004
S Jayanarayanan <sjayana at yahoo.com> wrote:
I'm surprised that no one has replied to your email. I don't think it's
necessary to change your name to a Hindu one, in order to be, in your
own words, "Hindu at heart".
I think it may actually sound "contrived and new-agey" to change your
name to make it sound more Hindu.
Anyway, that's my opinion.
--- María Dickson wrote:
> Dear members
> I see that almost every member of this list have hindu
> names. I dont know if you all are from hindu families
> but my question is simply: How could an occidental
> woman, without any drop of hindu blood in her veins
> but full of hinduism in her heart, get an hindu name?
> I dont know why, but I feel myself in a wrong place
> with a wrong name. And as in my country there is not a
> significant hindu community (there is a lot of new
> age pseudo hinduism), you are my only group of
> Thank you very much.
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Dear Saadhaka ,
Whereas the desire of changing the name to a Hindu name is good , it is not necessary .
If you are a Hindu at heart , then you can be a good Christian , etc. The Hindu way of life embraces all . There are Hindu altars , even orthodox ones , where one does find pictures of Jesus Christ ,etc .To a Hindu , equal respect is tendered to all . A Hindu believes all these to be Aachaaryas .
The great P.P.Jagadguru Shankaraachaarya Shrimad Chandrashekharendra Sarasvati Mahaasvaamiji of Shri Kaanchi Kaamakoti Peetha was once approached by a Christian with some spiritual dilemma . The seeker said that he wasn't happy in his religion , and wanted advice from H.H. Mahaasvaamiji , whom he admired as a spiritual leader . Shri Mahaasvaamiji said ," It is enough that you be a devout Christian , your spiritual advancement will be assured ."
However, if you really want to change your name , you can approach some temple priest for the same .
May the good Lord bless you .
BHAVA SHANKARA DESHIKA MAY SHARANAM.
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