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Topic: Hinduism

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The sacred syllable OM The philosophy and practices of Krishna consciousness are based on the essence of Vedic teachings—establishing a loving relationship with a personal Supreme Being. The terms "Hindu," "Hinduism," and "Hindu dharma" aren't to be found within Vedic literature. Rather, the origin of these terms can be traced to fairly recent history. Hinduism also generally defines the supreme...
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Formerly, Muslims living in the regions of Afghanistan, Baluchistan, and Persia called the Sindhu (Indus) River “Hindu” and the people living in and beyond the river valley “Hindus.” From its founding in 1966 the International Society for Krishna Consciousness has been invigorated by the participation of the Indian community, both in India and the West, and by the endorsements of Hindu...
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Someone once asked me, “Are you a Hindu?” I:Do you have some time? He: Why do you ask? I:If you are in a hurry I will say I am a Hindu. But if you have some time, then I will say I am not a Hindu. He: You are trying to confuse me. I:You see, my friend, there is no religion called the Hindu religion. But what the majority of the people of India believe in is called Hinduism by people of other...
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I often dress in a way that identifies me, in the West at least, as a devotee of Lord Krishna. But when I’m asked, “Are you a Hindu?” I’m never ready to reply with an unequivocal “Yes!” Why is that? As a member of the Hare Krishna movement, I, like Hindus, accept the Vedic literature as the best source of knowledge, especially spiritual knowledge. And I’m a disciple of Srila Prabhupada, who gave...
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From its founding in 1966 the International Society for Krishna Consciousness has been invigorated by the participation of the Indian community, both in India and the West, and by the endorsements of Hindu organizations around the world. Many of ISKCON’s Indian members, some of whom have leading roles in the Krishna consciousness movement, have worshiped Lord Krishna from their childhood and have...