What is the process for “converting to Hinduism”?
Where does one begin? What daily practices are important at first? Is
there a reading list?
We believe that becoming a Hindu is a matter of behavior, rather than a vow to worship or eat in a certain way. Please see our definition for Hindu at Meaning of Being a Hindu.
Hinduism broadly concerns itself with one’s Dharma, or moral uprightness, and Karma, the principle of action, in order to break the cycle of Samsara, the endless repetition of birth, death, and reincarnation. Unlike many major religions, Hinduism does not adhere to any strict concept of orthodoxy, and therefore converting to the Hindu faith is as easy as being willing to understand its beliefs and engage in its practices.
“Who abhors violence in every form; who always practices harmonious
behavior; who is a lover of wisdom; who respects all teachers of
wisdom; who practices one-pointed meditation; such a one may be said
to be Hindu.”
Becoming a Hindu is attainment, a fact of life, rather than a vow of life. One begins with finding an example of someone who lives in their manner. One cannot begin to practice without seeing what the practices look like. Take your inspiration, and cultivate knowledge. Every teacher will have his or her own reading list. Follow the example of what worked for them. That is how you become like them.
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