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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Being a Hindu

As Mahatma Gandhi said it, it is a way of life. Every habitant of this world is a Hindu in some form or the other.

But, a Hindu seemingly ties us, the heritage is rather thrust onto us and there is so much expectations from it. In a way, it funnels us into a certain path. I am not claiming that Hinduism is superior to any other form. Hinduism, denotes secularism. I truly feel that all the religions converge into God. If Bhagwad Geeta contains words of God, so also the Bible, Koran - words of God. There is interpretation, and then there is mis-interpretation, but words from God remain words from God. They contain the nectar of knowledge, so to speak, and the right attitude, spirit and faith - lets us soak in the nectar of knowledge. Just like the teacher teaching in class, can reach out to some and cannot help a few others.

But the funneling seems to channel us - steers us onto a course.

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This blog is an offshoot of a website that I had conceived as a result of the spiritual grace and resultant inspiration during Shivaratri Y2K (http://www.jyotirlinga.com) on the joy of Shiva Bhakti and my quest for spiritual progress. Not finding the time (yep, bad excuse!), this blog suits me fine in quickly adding content... my spiritual forays and thoughts - helps log them too. My spiritual journey started with Hinduism and it's simple stories/ teachings as far back as when I was a 2nd grader, with Lord Shiva and has now found convergence with Advaitism / Duality. The Advaitism gurus like Bhagwan Ramana Maharishi, Nisargadatta Maharaj; they have provided that spiritual boost of energy in many lagging moments and have tremendously influenced me ... little baby steps at a time... that will hopefully all lead upto a final crescendo. The merits of satsangh are many!

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