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    An Un-profound Religious Conversion

    I am a white male raised in the great state of Tennessee. I am a Hindu convert. I have been for most of my life at this point. I am 36 and converted at 16. For most of my life I have not often spoken about it, because, frankly, I am not a very religious person. If I am distraught...
    scottula scottula 36-40 3 Responses Feb 28, 2012

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    Dissertation Student Interested In Opinions On Arranged Marriage.

    Hello, I'm a student at university in my final year and i am really interested in Hinduism. I have decided to do my dissertation (final project) on the subject of arranged marriage. I feel like the media only give a negative opinion of arranged marriage and i would like to hear...
    jennifergrace6 jennifergrace6 22-25 1 Response Jan 29, 2013

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    Hanuman

    Known from Ramayama, this monkey king assisted Rama, a form of Vishnu. I recently came across this cut & paste on Hanuman's appearance: "The Birth of Hanuman The story of the birth of Hanuman goes thus: Vrihaspati had an attendant called Punjikasthala, who was cursed to assume...
    freeed freeed 61-65, M 1 Response Sep 18, 2011

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    For most of my life I was raised Christian.

    However it went in one ear and out the other. Not that there's anything wrong with the Jesus. Until about 4 years ago I met my father's side of my family tree. Being half Indian, half Caucasian I was surprised how different the culture was. I think at that moment over the weeks...
    ShivjiAvinash ShivjiAvinash 22-25, M Dec 21, 2013

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    Lord Shiva As A Phallic Symbol, Shiv Lingam

    What does the Phallus symbolize? The phallus has been regarded as a symbol of power and fertility by many cultures around the world. Pagan religions in Europe right from the times of the ancient Greek civilizations have worshipped the phallus in many forms. In the Indian...
    raiabhishek raiabhishek 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 30, 2013

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    Maha Shivaratri

    I'm going to paste & cut this blog entry from Scientific American's site in I like Science, too: 11. freeed 2:07 pm 02/19/2012 May I remind all that the night of February 19, 2012 through February 20 is Shivaratri, The Night of Shiva? IMHO the cosmic dance of Shiva...
    freeed freeed 61-65, M Feb 19, 2012

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    Questions For Hindus: What Is A Soul? What Is Life?

    I'm going about EP and asking different faiths how they define the words "soul" and "life" I tried asking it in the questions section of EP, but it allowed for little interaction unless I took the conversation into private messages. Plus, people had to find my...
    Dhesyca Dhesyca 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 26, 2009

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    pinto5784 pinto5784 31-35, M Jan 26

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    Hinduism Is All About Making Better Human Being In All Respects...

    Hinduism is all about making a better human being in all respects.. 1. Meditation : all about making one stronger mentally. About making one cool and calm.. 2. Prayers: is all about setting up the day on positive mind frame and a belief to start a day with fresh and strong self...
    Ravidesai Ravidesai 41-45, M Dec 16, 2012

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    What Eastern Philosophy Taught Me (how It Helped Me)

    Eastern philosophy exists to teach us that what is not eternal is not real. Therefore the material universe and everything in it is fake. Brahman is all that is real. So it teaches us that the root of human suffering is attachment. Attachment to lovers, attachment to property...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 25, 2011

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    To All Hindus

    Don't get me wrong, because i DO love our religion, however, sometimes i question some people? -How can you be so sure that all the mythology is completely true, when there are so many different versions. I have even heard that some people believe that Ram and...
    2 Responses Feb 3, 2013

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    Interesting Facts About Hinduism !!!

    Interesting facts about Hinduism: So far, we have seen some common Hinduism facts, but now we will have a look at some interesting Hinduism facts. 1. The institution of marriage was founded and put forth in practice by Hindus. 2. The first law maker, Manu, was a Hindu and Manu...
    Man4luv2u Man4luv2u 41-45, M Aug 4, 2013

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    Creation Of Durga; Navratri

    Credit "The Vishnu Experience"/Swapna Maini for this paste: "The Navratras or nine days of the Supreme Goddess begin with the worship, invocation, and remembrance of Durga, whose name in Sanskrit translates as “the inaccessible” or “the invincible”. Her form symbolizes...
    freeed freeed 61-65, M 5 Responses Dec 24, 2012

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    Hinduism School Project

    Hey guys! I'm doing a school project on Hinduism in the modern world and would like to get some insight into your religion. Please comment a summary of the Hindu views on: Euthanasia Abortions Worship That's a few of the topics we'd like to raise, but feel free to comment about...
    hazmat777 hazmat777 18-21 1 Response Jun 28, 2013

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    Interested In Hindu Culture

    I am in a religions class and have gotten assigned an interview to give someone of a different religion. I chose Hinduism and was wondering if any one would be willing to do an interview?
    tazman7 tazman7 18-21 1 Response Oct 23, 2012

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    More About Hinduism .....

    Hinduism is the oldest religion in the world by a long shot. Its earliest origins are unknown and are speculated to be around 10000-5000 BC which in itself is a long period of time. Hence it is also often said that Hinduism is the only religion that can’t be traced to the days...
    Man4luv2u Man4luv2u 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 4, 2013

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    Cried A Lot !

    I cried a lot today ! for being lonely holding my stomach due to hungry!!!!!!!
    nissn nissn 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 7, 2012

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    Gujrati Chokri

    A couple days ago I went to do dandiya ras with my family at a local college. It was really fun. It's moments like this which make it fun being a hindu gujrati. I consider my self to be the traditional gujrati chokri.
    sundargeet sundargeet 16-17, F 4 Responses Sep 29, 2009

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    Looking For Info...

    I have been scouring information lately trying to learn as much as I can about Hinduism, but it's hard (and disappointing) to just read things in books. Any personal insights? Suggestions?
    suzer suzer 26-30, F 6 Responses Aug 25, 2007

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    How I Became A Hindu.

    I had first heard about Hinduism in my Grade 11 World Religions class. Upon first hearing about Hinduism, something inside me clicked. I never revisited that click until recently. I originally looked to Hinduism for insight and inspiration for my Anglo-Saxon pagan path. However...
    SgtOrange SgtOrange 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 26, 2012

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    I Want To Be A Better Hindu

    Hello everyone I am a born hindu, my parents are hindu's, there parents where hindus and so on and so on, but i dont think that makes me a hindu.... I no that its a very buitiful, spiritual and knowladgeable relegoun, and im very interested in its teachings, aspecially to do...
    RecklessMistry RecklessMistry 22-25, M 6 Responses Aug 24, 2010

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    parth2233 parth2233 22-25, M 3 Responses Nov 3, 2013

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    Why I Am More Tolerant Than Freeed

    Just a small statement. The final coffin nail in this. Despite the title of this post no hard feelings were intended in posting this. I actually hope that in reading this, should he see it, he will realize his mistake and mend it. Historically, most Christian “missions” have...
    TheDaken TheDaken 26-30, M Oct 14, 2013

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    The 'OM' Factor

    Hinduism is not an insight, an interpretation or a realization of a particular person about God. It is not a religion; it is an ‘ism’ …. It is an experience of a journey called life; it is the universal vibration that is rooted deep inside us. Breathe in and breathe out it...
    Erevos Erevos 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 9, 2012

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    Skyfox12

    Lord Hanumaan is my Protector. Jai Hanumaan !!! my mother is Hindu, my dad is RC. my mom raised us as Hindu's. i'm not Christened into the faith yet, the date is set for January 2012. they wanted to give us the option to chose our own faith. i chose Hinduism. 
    SkyFox12 SkyFox12 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 28, 2011

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    Why Do I Feel That I Am Hindu When I Am Born American?

    Hello, Yes I know I sound kooky but I understand there is a concept called Samsara or reincarnation so I understand that is probably where it comes from but it seems like I have a desire to be Hindu inside but everything is alligned against me to be a good Hindu. I understand I...
    Amber108 Amber108 36-40, F 9 Responses May 28, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    About my religion. I was born as a Hindu, as my parents were Hindus. My father isnt a strict believer but believes in Osho. While my mother is a strict Hindu. All my family...
    KarlAnubhav KarlAnubhav 18-21, M 5 Responses Aug 3

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    There are so many terrorists in the world, terrorists ranging from the Middle East, to The Ukraine and even India, because of their obsessive caste system... My Foster Mother is...
    HUMAN2BME HUMAN2BME 26-30, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    Hi, I am a 29 yrs Hindu Girl, Graduated from Delhi, India and post graduated from Wales, UK now working in Delhi as a Management professional. I am in a straight a relationship...
    alia0001 alia0001 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 27

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    50 Random facts about myself ^_^ lol instead of 20! 1~ I'm a gamer girl. 2~ I'm kind of a Tom boy. 3~ I've been to 35 concerts in 2 years. 4~ I love hardcore music. 5~ I love...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F Jul 27

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    Many people have said to me 'your to young to be an atheist you've not had chance to experience the miracles his brings us blah blah blah' but the fact is I've studied religious...
    Daisyellenrose Daisyellenrose 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 28

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    I’m not very good at the whole ‘sell yourself’ thing but here goes…I’m a 26 year old, South Indian gay female, born and bred Londoner looking for a (preferably) gay Sikh...
    SoniKuri87 SoniKuri87 26-30, F Aug 1

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    I am a 26 year old, South Indian gay female, born and bred Londoner looking for a (preferably) gay Sikh or Hindu male for potential MOC in the near future. I am not looking to get...
    SoniKuri87 SoniKuri87 26-30, F Aug 1

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    I sometimes think EP is like a personal diary where you can share your thoughts and feelings with others.today i m feeling very happy because I sent Rakhi to my brothers . Rakhi is...
    beautifulbluesea beautifulbluesea 31-35, F Aug 2

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    I am a gay man, working in US from the last two years. Pressure has started from the family to get married soon. I am looking for a lesbian Hindu girl, preferrably south indian...
    spartian spartian 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 2

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    The indication of future coverage of Jibankrishna and new phase of austerity of the seer crossing the regions of knowledge and ignorance and indication of new...
    Dipakda Dipakda 70+, M 1 Response Aug 4

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    I am 28 yrs gud looking hindu male from well settled family of delhi ncr .looking for a girl for moc urgently,,m a very well educated person into a much reputed job .. we can...
    maanav4MOC maanav4MOC 26-30 Aug 6

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    Take any religion Hindu Christian Muslim Jewish Jains all these says we are his children its he who created and he is the one who is responsible for everything. It also says it is...
    Abhayabhay Abhayabhay 22-25, M Aug 8

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    Your faith is part of your identity. So, naturally, I respect you. Personally, I am agnostic but that does not mean I am ignorant to the possibility of a deity etc I always wonder...
    RetroGamingGuy RetroGamingGuy 31-35, M Aug 10

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    Always have. There will be no existence of life if I ever question my Allah(GOD). I am who I am today because of Him. If it was not for my Allah, how else I would ever known that...
    PathologicalLair PathologicalLair 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 13

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    I am studying Humanities at college which gives a taste of religions, old and recent. I have been reading of the Buddha, and want to study Hindu. In fact, I just enrolled for...
    MollyPetal MollyPetal 41-45, T Aug 13

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    I am a Muslim just like the title says . I was born to very religious parents who are always spiritual in everything they do . They pray 5 times a day and read the holy Quran which...
    miz0217 miz0217 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 14

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    First a little bit about myself, I'm 40 years old I have 3 children a wife and a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology. Last year July 2013 I became obsessed with...
    Gonjah Gonjah 36-40, M Aug 15

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    How you can Glue Stone to Inside Walls When you're redecorating your property, you can make the rooms appear a lot more rustic and textured by gluing stones on to the walls....I...
    Devon1739q Devon1739q 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    Interior Design and style Concepts for Stone Walls Introducing stone or stone veneer to interior walls adds character, model, texture, and appeal to the home that is definitely...
    Denisstu Denisstu 31-35, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Bend your knees rather than stooping all the way down to pick up large rocks and other substantial objects to avoid back again personal injury.I have applied these river rock all...
    Tyreexoh Tyreexoh 31-35, M 1 Response a week ago

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    My plea to the people of Israel: Liberate yourselves by liberating PalestineArchbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, in an exclusive article for Haaretz, calls for a global boycott of...
    peza peza 46-50, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    After watching the Bill Nye and Ken Ham debate, it made me question my own religion. I was a Hindu. I questioned whether or not what I believed was scientifically backed up, or had...
    aBROhamLincoln aBROhamLincoln 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    Each individual nation we visit has its own customs clearing method. You'll want to familiarize on your own with the specific expected declarations of Vietnam, Cambodia and...
    Alvera964pn Alvera964pn 31-35, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Stand in awe on the architectural achievement of Angkor Wat and contemplate the horrors of the Killing Fields at Phnom Penh. This nine-working day excursion is ideal for the...
    Gilmaoq1174 Gilmaoq1174 31-35, M 6 days ago

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