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The root is Maan मान् which means noble thoughts पूज्य विचार. Mimansa is the science which interprets vedic sentences.


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Any one who calls himself a Hindu should be accepted as a Hindu provided of course the person has no ulterior motive. "I want to see you Swami", I began, "on this matter of receiving back into Hinduism those who have been perverted from it. Is it your opinion they should be received? "Certainly", said the Swami (Vivekananda)," ...


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Swami Vidyaranya (aka Madhavacharya) the 12th Jagadguru of Śringeri Śarada Pītham from 1380-1386 who is credited for founding the Vijayanagara empire, enumerates five conditions for someone to be considered a Hindu “ओंकारमन्त्रमूलाढ्यः पुनर्जन्मदृढाशयः गोभक्तो भारतगुरुर्हिन्दुर्हिंसनदूषकः |” The above translates to that He who 1) believes in “Omkar” ...


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