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Can foreigners become Hindu- Sanatani? [duplicate]

Can a non-Indian person trust Sanatan Dharma, follow it and so become Hindu?
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Can a non-Indian person trust Sanatan Dharma, follow it and so become Hindu? [closed]

Preface: I didn't find nowhere in the Shastras which I have read, nor in other books, if a person who was born inside a Western Country and feels devotion for Sanataan Dharma conducts of life, Devas ...
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Scriptural authority for conversion of non-Hindus

Taking into consideration the birth based practice of Varnashrama prevailing for a couple of millennia, kindly give a clear scriptural sanction/ permission from the ultimate— apaurusheya Vedas, ...
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Any root scriptural basis or notions for Preaching & Conversion to Sanatana Dharma - Eternal way? Like Matthew 28:19? [closed]

NOTE: I'd like to bolster this question more (dont mind making it community/ wiki types if needed at some point), but the thought came to me while trying to find basis for "conversion and preaching" ...
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Did Sri Chaitanyadev ever convert any Muslim to a Vaishnava?

Sri Chaitanyadev appeared at a time when the country was under the Islamic rule. Did Sri Chaitanyadev ever convert any Muslim to Vaishnava? Looking for answer citing biography of Chaitanya.
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Conversion from Hinduism to other religions [duplicate]

Is conversion to other religions allowed in Hinduism? Are there any references in Vedic texts on this regard? Is it considered a sin? If so what happens to one who converts after death?
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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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Is the reconvering of Hindus through "ghar wapsi" (homecoming) based on scripture? [duplicate]

nothing in hinduism in enforced strictly. large numbers of non-hindus have converted through "common law" and thats that. I remember a strict elderly Iyengar emit smoke from his ears because a non-...
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Resources to learn about Hinduism for an ex muslim who has been agnostic for about 10 years [duplicate]

Om swastiastu. I'm an ex-muslim who has been agnostic for about 10 years. I’ve read Bhagavad Gita (translated by Eknath Easwaran) and the Katha Upanishad (translated and explained by the same author). ...
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What are some Hindu organizations open to converts

I'm a would be converted and would like to ask for suggestions for Hindu organizations with an online presence (and preferably an online community) that are open to converts and enquirers. The ...
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Why does Hinduism not encourage converting people of other religion?

I have asked many people but haven't got a satisfactory answer. Not only Hindus reluctant to convert other people, but also it is extremely difficult for people from other religion to become Hindu. ...
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Why hinduism did not get propagated to entire world?

Hinduism or Sanatana Dharma is considered to be one of the oldest religions. (Christianity came after Christ 2017 years ago or Islam came mostly after Paigambar). What could be the reason that being ...
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Looking to learn about Hinduism?

I'm an American and a Christian, and I don't know a lot about it but I think Hinduism just seems really beautiful and intriguing. I've heard of Hindu Atheists and one person told me it's more a way of ...
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What can be my first step in my transformation to Hinduism? [duplicate]

Recently discovered this practice and I am ready to devote time and effort for what I believe. I just need guidance
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Does caste matter for a person converting to Sanatana Dharma? Will he be fully accepted as a Hindu though he has no caste?

Is it true that if a person converts to Sanatana Dharma, he still cannot be fully accepted as a Hindu because he has no caste? If it is so, then how can such person convince others that he is a ...
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What caste are foreigners?

If a person is born in hindu religion, he will have some caste. And is there anything that mentioned about foreigners? There are some civilizations like babylon that started in mesopotamia, along with ...
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Converting to Hinduism and Caste

I have read that people who convert to Hinduism do not belong to any specific caste. If the concept of no caste (or Jati, Varna) exists, and we are willing to allow people to be free of the caste ...
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Did Jesus visit Jagannath Temple of Puri? [closed]

Levi H. Dowling wrote the book The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ. The title of section VI is: Life and Works of Jesus in India, here is an extract: "And Jesus was accepted as a pupil in the ...
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What are the steps for a person to take if he/she wants to convert to Hinduism?

What are the steps to take if a person wants to convert to Hinduism? Is it possible for anyone to convert to Hinduism?
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Are there any core invariants to Hinduism?

From what I've seen, Hinduism isn't a religion like most of the other modern ones with many "rules" that you have to follow, it's more of a "pick-your-own-rules" way of doing it. (See: Is there an ...
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Do Hindus intermarry with other religions?

Are Hindus allowed to marry people of other religions? If yes, how should they marry someone belonging to a different religion? Are the rules different for a man and a woman?