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Why We hindues shy about talking about our relegion

Asked by raghavan, 20 Oct '08 04:21 pm
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Because, I think we are not very clear aboput our religion in the context of other religions. We call Sanathan Dharma! We call Hinduism as not a religion but a way of life. Hinduism itself is a name given by foreigners and Aadi Shankara brought togetther the six sects of religious worships and was known as the Shanmatha Sthapaka. But we are never shy of talking about of religion. As we are extrememely tolerant, we do not want to be declared fundamentalists!
Answered by Kannan, 21 Oct '08 02:37 pm

 
  
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You are right we have a mental block in declaring our religion unlike Muslim/christians we should learn from them, just like muslim displays cap to indicate their religion we too should have an identity to indicate we are Hindus
Answered by SREENIVAS, 24 Oct '08 06:35 pm

 
  
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What? a new news? Hindus are shy talking about their religion. There is no such hindu who is shy of talking of hinduism. And if there is one then he should not because we should be proud of our rich culture and heritage. Thre is no other civilization in world like ours, we are unique. If we are not considered of much importance in world community, that does not mean we are shy. If someone doesn't understand hinduism, then its his loss, not ours as he can learn many thinga from us. I am proud to be a hindu and no hindu is shy of talking about hinduism.
Answered by Puneet Bansal, 22 Oct '08 11:38 am

 
  
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Hindu's Shy??? I am surprised. Hindus celebrate their festivals with frevor and everyone participates in them, so how can you call them shy? If you are a resident near a temple, you will see the bells chiming throught, and its not shy ?
Answered by Wolverine Logan, 20 Oct '08 08:20 pm

 
  
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We are not shy...talking about our religion. it's different that we are not " apne muh miyan mithhu". We are thankful that we are gifted followers of this religion which does not compell or prohibits you to go to temple.
Answered by JAI SIARAM, 20 Oct '08 06:57 pm

 
  
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Dear i never quiet agree with you. Hindusim is a vast subject and it is very difficult to explain in one or two pages. and more over, we are not shy about talking our own religion. moreover, we don ' t want to propaganda of our own relgion. Bye the way why should we shy about talking our religion. say any religion, for your kind information, no body knows who have made Hindu religion. We are the one who taught the people to ive and let others live , have patience in oneself and unity. If at all we are shy about talking about our own religon, what Adi Shankaracharya , Gyaneshwar , Sant Tukaram have done. They have made this religon rich and they never shyed away from talking about the concept. Sorry dear i am not totally agree with your statement. And please please, Religion are man made. as far as i am concerned.
Answered by Gopal, 20 Oct '08 06:19 pm

 
  
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Yes, u r right......The main reason behind that is "we are not conversant with our religion basics. We don't find time to read our religion with a attentive mind." In my practical experience, at recent time, the scenerio has changed.....now lots of intellect people ( NRI's also) have taken initiatives to know about their own hindu religion and able to speak out many hidden phylosophy behind all of our rituals & the essence of our hindu religion.
Answered by saumen ganguli, 20 Oct '08 05:26 pm

 
  
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Who said? rather i am proud to be hindu and never hesitate to talk about our religion though every religion has some or the other exagerations in it
Answered by babu rao, 20 Oct '08 05:01 pm

 
  
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Hindusim is a philosophy of living. It is not a religion and do not bind people by dress codes, compulsion to attend places of religious importance. Going to a temple is as good as going for a picnic. For example Tirupati, Srisailam, Annavaram, Simhachalam, Vaishnodevi, Badrinath, Kedarnath, gangotri, Mansasarovara all are picturesque, kanyakuari, Kaaladi, Kanyakumari surrounded by beautiful nature. Hinduism teaches art of living, that too simple and good living. Unlike other religions christianity has a violent start, crusification of Jesus, same way Islam started by wars and wars. Peaceful coexistence is taught in Hinduism, and non believers are coffirs in islam and christinaity converts non believers. We are peace loving, non controversial and not aggressive, but never shy.
Answered by Chinna, 20 Oct '08 04:30 pm

 
  
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We are not shy. We have lot of satsangs and pravachans by learned people. It is just not in our tradition to try to sell our religion to others.
Answered by Vikram, 20 Oct '08 04:30 pm

 
  
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