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Why didn't Hinduism get propagated to the entire world?

Hinduism does not have a start date. In olden days, there was no religion called 'Hinduism', it was just Veda (vaidika) or Sanatana Dharma, and it was prevalent all over the world. But only people in ...
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What are the steps for a person to take if he/she wants to convert to Hinduism?

Steps for conversion https://www.wikihow.com/Convert-to-Hinduism Where you can legally convert to Hinduism? Goto any Arya samaj temple. After conversion, you will be provided legally valid ...
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What attributes of Hinduism allowed it to survive centuries of proselytisation by Muslims and Christians?

Did Hinduism really survive the proselytization efforts of Islam and Christianity? The content in the above question seems to be seeing the glass half full. To say Hinduism is in majority in India ...
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Is it true that one can not convert to Hinduism from any other religion or vice versa?

4000+ persons converted to Hinduism . see https://www.hindujagruti.org/news/2100.html Where you can legally convert to Hinduism? Goto any Arya samaj temple. After https://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/m12/...
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How does one get initiated into Sri Vaishnavism?

To be initiated into Sri Vaishnavism you need to do Samashrayanam, AKA Panchasamskaram, a ritual which among other things involves the branding of the shoulders with symbols of Vishnu’s Shankha and ...
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What are notable contemporary Hindu apologists?

I looked at the Wikipedia article which claimed that Vivekananda and Aurobindo were apologists. I beg to differ. Was Vivekananda an apologist? An apologist is one who defends a controversial position. ...
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Which Hindu lineages are most welcoming of converts?

I don't know your exact location in the US. In Southern California one of the most popular Hindu organizations following Advaita Vedanta is Self Realization Fellowship of Paramahansa Yogananda. It is ...
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Is it true that one can not convert to Hinduism from any other religion or vice versa?

One of my friends told me that you are either born as a Hindu or not. You cannot convert from any other religion to Hinduism. Strictly (scripturally) speaking, your friend is right. P. V. Kane in his ...
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What can be my first step in my transformation to Hinduism?

I recommend to learn Hinduism in theory and practice. Concerning the theory I recommend taking an online course at an academic institution, e.g., look at http://ced.ochs.org.uk/ If possible you can ...
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What are the steps for a person to take if he/she wants to convert to Hinduism?

Is it possible for anyone to convert to Hinduism? As P. V. Kane says in History of Dharmaśāstra, Vol II Part I, there is no provision in the Hindu smṛtis and dharma śāstras for people of other faiths ...
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What are the steps for a person to take if he/she wants to convert to Hinduism?

Agenda of Hinduism is not to convert like Abrahamic faiths. Hinduism is an integrity based religion which organically evolves around enlightened Gurus. Seeker will have to be initiated into "practice"...
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What attributes of Hinduism allowed it to survive centuries of proselytisation by Muslims and Christians?

OP: What attributes of Hinduism allowed it to survive centuries of proselytisation by Muslims and Christians? The main attributes of Hinduism that allowed it to survive for millennia is syncretism ...
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What attributes of Hinduism allowed it to survive centuries of proselytisation by Muslims and Christians?

There are possibly many reasons why Hinduism survived. Here I will discuss one attribute of Hinduism that enabled Dharma to survive the Islamic onslaught. Islamic invaders destroyed numerous Hindu ...
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What attributes of Hinduism allowed it to survive centuries of proselytisation by Muslims and Christians?

The key attribute of Sanathan Dharma which is responsible for its existence in current form is uninterrupted lineage of exalted people and the births of exalted persons itself. Guru-Sishya ...
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Why didn't Hinduism get propagated to the entire world?

As per purANas, varNashrama existed in other dvipas as well at the start of satyayuga. Excerpt from vishNupurana book 2 ch.4 : The castes are called Áryaka, Kuru, Vivása, and Bháví, corresponding ...
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Why are there so few countries at present where Hinduism is alive?

As per Gita 18.67 इदं ते नातपस्काय नाभक्ताय कदाचन | न चाशुश्रूषवे वाच्यं न च मां योऽभ्यसूयति || 67|| idaṁ te nātapaskyāya nābhaktāya kadāchana na chāśhuśhruṣhave vāchyaṁ na cha >māṁ yo ‘bhyasūtayi ...
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Any original root scriptures have lines to proselytize to Sanatana Dharma - Eternal way? Like Matthew 28:19?

These may be some verses in Gita: https://www.gitasupersite.iitk.ac.in/srimad?language=dv&field_chapter_value=9&field_nsutra_value=31&etsiva=1 9.31 Soon he becomes righteous and attains ...
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What are some Hindu organizations open to converts

Where you can legally convert to Hinduism? Goto any Arya samaj temple. After conversion, you will be provided legally valid certificate. http://aryasamajthane.com/conversion.html http://www....
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Why does Hinduism not encourage converting people of other religion?

I have found the following explanation by Swami Tapasyananda useful as to why Hinduism does not proselytize. …Worship of a God who is not also the Absolute is idolatry, and a mere Absolute, who ...
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Conversion from Hinduism to other religions

Hindus should not convert to other religions. Vyasa says, '..The rejection of one's own creed, the practice of other people's creed, ......- these all have been pronounced by persons conversant ...
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Converting to Hinduism and Caste

(Disclaimer: "Caste" is not part of "Hindu religion ", it is "feature/misfeature" of "Hindu society ", which has crept in. Varna is not same as caste. Despite all the misinformation being spread on ...
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