The divine/human line is not as clear in Hinduism as it is in, say, Christianity (with the exception of Jesus, of course).
When he first attended Barsana Dham, he said, “I just felt like Hinduism was explained.”
Hinduism directs its followers to spiritual teachers, who, according to traditional belief, are a necessary connection to God.
Hinduism is, however, an enormous religion without any central authority to say who or what exactly a guru is.
He was raised by secular Sikhs, attended a Christian school, and, as a youth, dabbled in Hinduism.
With the large influx into India of Christian ideas it was to be expected that some impression would be made on Hinduism.
Yes, it is true; this is Hinduism—not in theory of course, but in practice.
In this respect Mahomedan domination has helped to strengthen the forces of resistance inherent to Hinduism.
There cannot be a doubt that Hinduism is greatly strengthened by these melas.
It is the adherence to certain practices—rites and ceremonies—that Hinduism imperatively demands.
A religion of India that emphasizes freedom from the material world through purification of desires and elimination of personal identity. Hindu beliefs include reincarnation. (See Brahmins, pariah, Vishnu, and yoga.)
Note: Traditionally, Hinduism was linked to the caste system — a division of Indian society into several rigid groups, with members of a higher caste holding power over those of a lower.
Note: The sacred writings of Hinduism include the Vedas (which contain the Upanishads) and the Bhagavad Gita.