Hi Unifer Glad to read your all posts ..55 of them.. You are sincere in your writings/responses
There are a lot of Indians in the greater New York area - a million or more. The IT department where I work is dominated by Indians and I've been fortunate to make a few friends there and while watching cricket in the Indian Leagues in New Jersey.
I've just learned that Indians accept the word 'Hindu' a bit grudgingly because it was a foreign term coined to describe them by the Persians who created it to describe the people living beyond the Indus river at the eastern edge of their empire
that is interesting. That is news to me., ,I wonder ideally what would hindus living in US of A would like them to be addressed?
pagans? Snake Charmers
The Indians see themselves as followers of the Vedanta or the Vedic Teachings and traditions.
Sure they are flexible., and they have many ways escape if you Question the basics about their faith...
One of my Indian friends has given me a book on the Vedic teachings - with essays by people like Christopher Isherwood as well as Indian teachers and experts. Vedic teachings pre-date just about every other religion
really ?? are their religious scriptures predate Moses and earlier prophets ABRAHAMIC FAITHS?
well may be they are the oldest faith heads., after all they have Monkey god, cat god, rat god, pig god and the intermediate species gods.. For them everything that makes noise is god including wind and trees..
and the Vedantic teaching were termed the 'Phjilosophia Perennis' by western commentators. Meaning they constitute the least common denominator of all other religions.
yes...yes.. some one called Hinduism as boa constrictor of all other faiths,, Anyways., i am so glad you joined CEMB..
with best regards