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Project Conversion: Hinduism:Conclusion

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This is it; Project Conversion’s last day of its first month. For 31 days, I have lived and breathed 24-hours a day, seven days a week as a Hindu (Saivite to be exact). The Rig Veda declares that “Truth is One, […]

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Month One: Day 27/Hinduism in Review

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When I was a kid I hated to try new things. I was a creature of habit. My parents had to make me try new things. “You’ll love soccer, if you tried it out.”   No thanks. I’ll stick to being […]

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Maria’s Journey into Islam

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Join Maria as she shares her journey into Islam over at Convert’s Corner!

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Day 23/Unexpected Blessing

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I had no intention of posting another entry until later this week, but life doesn’t usually play out according to our plans, does it? During this month of exploring Hinduism I’ve paid visits to a local temple during their Sunday […]

Project Conversion: Hinduism/Day 22

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Namaste everyone, and welcome back to Project Conversion. It’s hard to believe that we are in the final week of Project Conversion’s first month! As stated in the “About” page, each week of every month is split into the following […]

Hinduism/Day 19: The Varnas (caste system)

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  The varnas, otherwise known in the West as the “caste” system, is probably the most controversial and villainized aspect in all of Indian culture and Hindu theology. Because Hinduism (Sanatana Dharma) is such an ancient and integrated faith and way of life, […]

Hinduism/ Week 3: Interview with Professor Bharat J. Gajjar

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Professor Bharat J. Gajjar has written many books including Hinduism in the West and in India, and joins us today for Hinduism/Week Three: Social Issues.     Andrew Bowen: How about we start with some background?   Bharat J. Gajjar: I am 79 years […]

Day 14: Guest Artist Surprise!

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Welcome back to Project Conversion: Hinduism! Today is pretty special as we celebrate what appears to be a nice alignment of events. January 14th marks the beginning of Makar Sankranti, a time when Hindus celebrate the passage of the sun from the Sagittarius constellation […]

Vegetarianism: A Hindu Way of Life.

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Around the world, followers of Santana Dharma (Hinduism) are recognized by a few conspicuous traits. One of those is the practice of ahimsa, the concept of non-violence. Because Hindus believe that everything that takes birth, ages, and dies has a […]

Hinduism: Week Two: Sacred Marks

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Hinduism is a faith defined by a rich tradition of artistic fluency dating back for millenia. In light of this, nothing–even the gods themselves–are what they seem. Manifold layers of meaning are embedded in everything from a simple hand gesture to […]

Interview: Meeta Gajjar Parker

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  Welcome to Project Conversion, Hinduism! For week 2 of each month, I will focus on the culture and arts associated with that particular faith. I had a chance to speak with singer/songwriter Meeta Gajjar Parker about her life as a Hindu and how […]

Hinduism: Day 5

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Namaste everyone, and welcome to Day 5 of Project Conversion: Hinduism. As promised, this post will give you an idea of my daily routine as I continue to immerse myself in the deep and majestic faith that is Sanatana Dharma.    […]

Hinduism: Day 1

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It’s finally here! Project Conversion began its first day with Hinduism and I must admit, I have much to learn.  The day began at 8 A.M. Traditionally, an observant Hindu wakes before sunrise to perform their morning puja (ritual worship) […]

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The Path of Immersion: An Introduction and How Entering the Path Leads to a Deeper Sense of Self
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posted 6:00:19am Jul. 09, 2012 | read full post »

Farewell, Project Conversion: The End of an Adventure
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