Best of The White Hindu

Because there are some new readers I wanted to highlight a few of the posts that I'm most proud of. I know there's a ton of material here since I write a LOT, so this may help you sort through the chaos a bit...How To Explain HinduismReincarnation: The Truth About Past Lives and More Myths About ReincarnationWhat Makes Me A Hindu? And Why I Am A HinduBeware GurusKrishna is a Myth; Jesus is a MythCan I Convert to Hinduism?Your First Visit To A Hindu TempleNo, I Am N … [Read more...]


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Book Club: How to Become a Hindu (Chapter Eleven)

The well respected Himalayan Academy and their guru Subramuniyaswami put out a book several years ago called How To Become a Hindu. Over the next few weeks I'll be reading the chapters and discussing each one individually. Today we're looking at the eleventh chapter: Conclusion(Book can also be downloaded free here: http://www.himalayanacademy.com/view/how-to-become-a-hindu)This is the conclusion of the book. It wraps up with more emphasis on the importance of a clean and declared … [Read more...]


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Book Club: How to Become a Hindu (Chapter Nine)

The well respected Himalayan Academy and their guru Subramuniyaswami put out a book several years ago called How To Become a Hindu. Over the next few weeks I'll be reading the chapters and discussing each one individually. Today we're looking at the ninth chapter: Embracing Hindu Culture(Book can also be downloaded free here: http://www.himalayanacademy.com/view/how-to-become-a-hindu)This guru has had a profound impact on my identity as a Hindu. Not through this book, but through his … [Read more...]


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Book Club: How to Become a Hindu (chapter eight)

The well respected Himalayan Academy and their guru Subramuniyaswami put out a book several years ago called How To Become a Hindu. Over the next few weeks I'll be reading the chapters and discussing each one individually. Today we're looking at the eighth chapter: Choosing a Hindu Name(Book can also be downloaded free here: http://www.himalayanacademy.com/view/how-to-become-a-hindu)A whole chapter is devoted to the subject of Hindu names and the author makes some very good arguments f … [Read more...]


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Book Club: How to Become a Hindu (Chapter Seven)

The well respected Himalayan Academy and their guru Subramuniyaswami put out a book several years ago called How To Become a Hindu. Over the next few weeks I'll be reading the chapters and discussing each one individually. Today we're looking at the seventh chapter: Six Steps Toward ConversionFinally we reach the chapter that spells out what the "ethical conversion" process is!Subramuniyaswami explains that in order to fully become a Hindu, one must examine and reject previous beliefs … [Read more...]


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Book Club: How To Become a Hindu (Chapter Five)

The well respected Himalayan Academy and their guru Subramuniyaswami put out a book several years ago called How To Become a Hindu. Over the next few weeks I'll be reading the chapters and discussing each one individually. Today we're looking at the fifth chapter: Gurudeva Speaks on Ethical Conversion.This week's chapter is called Does Hinduism Accept Newcomers?It has some very interesting categories and quotes from several respected sources. The first part of the chapter gives a … [Read more...]


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Book Club: How To Become A Hindu (Chapter Two)

The well respected Himalayan Academy and their guru Subramuniyaswami put out a book several years ago called How To Become a Hindu. Over the next few weeks I'll be reading the chapters and discussing each one individually. Today we're looking at the second chapter: Religious Loyalty and Commitment.This chapter is titled Religious Loyalty and Commitment. It explains how it is important to fully commit to Hinduism and formally sever ties with other religions.To me, that's one way … [Read more...]


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Book Club: How To Become a Hindu (Chapter One)

The well respected Himalayan Academy and their guru Subramuniyaswami put out a book several years ago called How To Become a Hindu. Over the next few weeks I'll be reading the chapters and discussing each one individually. Today we're looking at the first chapter: Personal Encounters with Hinduism.I'm not sure why they chose to put this as the first chapter. It's a lot of personal stories from people who went through Subramuniyaswami's "ethical conversion" and how it helped them and … [Read more...]


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Book Club: How To Become a Hindu (Introduction)

This is a new feature on the blog, a discussion chapter by chapter of some books that relate to Hinduism...Other than this blog, the other really big resource for new Hindus is the Himalayan Academy and their books, magazine, and website. I have huge respect for them and I love their books. I've had How To Become a Hindu for many years. There are places where my approach differs from Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, but only a few. I think it will be very instructive for us to explore this … [Read more...]


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