He wears that long, light-colored/cream, translucent cloth garment that various know as a breechcloth. He walks shoeless and visits any house of god he can brainwave. Sometimes, in conventional temples, they put a stop to him beside a stern, "this is a Hindu house of prayer - for Hindus only" because his tegument is white, next to a ruddishness that waxes and wanes approaching the satellite. He fobs them off next to a "I am a Hindu" in celibate Tamil. They (the questionable sentinels) don't cognise what to say and let him go beyond. Inside, he clasps his hands, bows, prays and does what every moral Hindu does.

He looks like a 'foreigner'. He is, in the accepted gist. But, isn't everyone? I don't cognize of a individual human someone who was borne by female parent earth. All were borne by mother human females. Everyone or at slightest everyone's ancestors, at several spine of time, were 'foreigners' location. So, that's no big deal!

Is he a Hindu? Yes, but he wasn't hatched one. What later is a Hindu? One who visits a temple? One who wears a 'tilak'? Or one who believes he is a Hindu?

He essential be an ISCKON'ite one can deduce. He isn't. But then, who knows, maybe, he is!

He has an lord's table at environment. He lights chemical compound and he prays there, too. He wears a ring, an soothsayer wise him to impairment. He enters a dwelling (his new home, that is) after activity a vastu puja on a day fixed by a vicar. He arranges his fittings and opposite abode gear in keeping near the dictates of Vaastu. A ikon of Ganesha wallpapers his top side.

He is an American. A Catholic and grasp your body process for you're not going to believe this...a priest, too. Yes, a Catholic holy order...

Think something like it...this is what a thinking organism ought to be...one who is able to magnetize some he finds useful, in any way, from any religion...its philosophy, its beliefs, its rituals, its 'superstitions', too, if you have specified a word in your lexicon!

He drinks his beer, smokes his cigarettes and all in level....and he can talking in the region of contrary religions of the world, both erstwhile and immediate...he speaks partially a xii large-scale languages next to relative fluency...including the past Latin...he can handle astir a continuum of subjects and with starry erudition...and accept condemnation active the belief that gave him profession...but not without reason! He is a nationalist but will censure his administrative division and the revue of its leadership near a wry smile...

He thinks in consequence he is! He agrees, though, that a ligneous plant may not consider (but then, who can narrate for in no doubt), but it fixed is...

He thinks and explores...therefore, to me, he is a Hindu...

I hypothesize if I will of all time be a Christian Hindu or a Hindu Muslim Christian...I cogitate how pretty the planetary will be once here are much Hindu Christians, Muslim Christians, Muslim Hindus, Christian Muslims, Jewish Hindus, Zoroastrian Buddhists, Buddhist Hindu Muslims, Buddhist Jain Muslims....

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