[Advaita-l] Becoming Hindu - one possible solution?
satisharigela at yahoo.com
Sun Aug 29 00:42:05 CDT 2010
>People talking patronizingly as if they are burdened with a sense of heavy
>responsibility toward those unfortunate creatures who did not get born as Hindus
We have in mind only those who wanted to convert. So there is no assumption.
Not being born as a Hindu is not something unfortunate. They are many paths
which are somewhat like Hinduism practiced in the West in ancient times. Ex:
Celtic, druidic, shamanism etc which unfortunately the Christians and the
Muslims wiped them out brutally by committing a genocide on their adherents.
>The world is not flocking at our doors to convert to Hinduism
Nobody said so. As stated earlier, we are discussing about those few who would
want to be part of us.
>Give them an honest answer about Hinduism and its
>caste system and half of them would not bother again to convert.
There are many who are bent on embracing Hinduism being fully aware of the caste
These people are well learned and traveled to India lots of times .. so they
know very well what things are like in India.
In case I gave a wrong impression, I am not saying the new people who embraced
Hinduism be placed in that or this caste. I am suggesting the exact opposite
i.e. they will not have a caste but would be Hindu-s who follow the tradition
of Agama and tantra.
At a personal level, being a shUdra I do not mind people from my family
marrying any foreign Hindu who has some sort of dIksha & devatA upAsana and I
hope more people open up.
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