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What is a definition of being a Hindu and can one be a Hindu without being a particular caste? [duplicate]

To illustrate being a Christian means, I have faith that Jesus is the son of God is our saviour, put my faith in Lord the Father, Lord the Christ and the Holy Ghost. Rest all are historic developments....
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What makes a person a Hindu? [duplicate]

In Hinduism we have monotheists as well as polytheists. We do not have same deities and same customs. Does one become Hindu by accepting supremacy of Vedas? We don't have a single book like other ...
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Is Hinduism related to Jainism? [duplicate]

I see a lot of stuff that sort of show that Jainism is related to Hinduism.For example, Was Parsvanatha, the 23rd tirthankara of Jainism, an avatar of Lord Shiva? Asks if Parsvanath, the 23rd ...
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Who is Hindu. What is Hinduism? [duplicate]

Humanity, Service to the needy, and Humble ness are essential qualities in any living being who is born as a human being. My doubt about Hinduism is how it is helping the Hindus in developing above ...
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What are necessary and sufficient conditions for being a Hindu, if they are to make Jains, Sikhs, etc. non-Hindu? [duplicate]

What parameters are used to classify Jains Sikhs Buddhists etc as Non-Hindu?
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Does "Free Will" really exist, even if universe repeats itself in perfect pattern?

The concept of universe repeating itself is similar to philosophy of Eternal Return. Such philosophy is subscribed many ancient Indian philosophers as well. In brief: A finitely timed universe ...
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Authenticity of Sanskrit Verses containing the word "HINDU"

We all know that the word Hindu is a Persian word for the Sindu river and was later used to refer to the region to other side of the Sindu river as Hindustan which then became India. But this page ...
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Lord Kartikeya Origins

I recently was reading on Wikipedia : Kartikeya is an ancient god, traceable to the Vedic era. Archaeological evidence from 1st-century CE and earlier,[9] where he is found with Hindu god Agni (fire),...
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Why does everyone on the internet say scriptural reference is the final source? [closed]

I have seen few Q&A's on stack exchange and many other platforms. There, people after discussing on a specific topic, at last, ask for scriptural references for proving what they're saying as ...
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Is it true that pre colonial Hinduism never taught that all religions are same?

A few days back, prominent Hindu rights activist,Shefali Vaidya shared a post on her facebook feed. It had a message from Sri Dharma Pravartaka Acharya. Here it is- As I travel the nation delivering ...
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What is the source of this verse attributed to Madhavacharya?

This answer cites a verse supposedly written by Madhavacharya: Swami Vidyaranya (aka Madhavacharya) the 12th Jagadguru of Śringeri Śarada Pītham from 1380-1386 who is credited for founding the ...