Project Conversion: Hinduism:Conclusion

This is it; Project Conversion’s last day of its first month. For 31 days, I have lived and breathed 24-hours a day, seven days a week as a Hindu (Saivite to be exact). The Rig Veda declares that “Truth is One, though the wise call it many names.” This wasn’t an easy road to begin with, […]

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Month One: Day 27/Hinduism in Review

When I was a kid I hated to try new things. I was a creature of habit. My parents had to make me try new things. “You’ll love soccer, if you tried it out.” No thanks. I’ll stick to being anti-social and building forts in the woods. But Mom and Dad had a mission: to […]

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Day 23/Unexpected Blessing

I had no intention of posting another entry until later this week, but life doesn’t usually play out according to our plans, does it? During this month of exploring Hinduism I’ve paid visits to a local temple during their Sunday School services, which are held every other week. One of the board members of the […]

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Project Conversion: Hinduism/Day 22

Namaste everyone, and welcome back to Project Conversion. It’s hard to believe that we are in the final week of Project Conversion’s first month! As stated in the “About” page, each week of every month is split into the following categories: Week One: Religious Practices, Worship, and Ritual Week Two: Culture and Art Week Three: Social Issues/Conflicts […]

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Hinduism/Day 19: The Varnas (caste system)

The varnas, otherwise known in the West as the “caste” system, is probably the most controversial and villainized aspect in all of Indian culture and Hindu theology. Because Hinduism (Sanatana Dharma) is such an ancient and integrated faith and way of life, one must be willing to peel back thousands of years of History, tradition, culture, and perspectives in […]

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