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That’s So Hindu: Phil Goldberg says Hinduism has been influencing America longer than you think

By May 7, 2020 September 21st, 2020 One Comment

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    Dear Phil,
    Thank you for sending us your talk.
    My simple take on the subject is that Hindu historically was a term for people of Hind. They were possibly Persians terms for the subcontinent and its people. Only after the intrusion of Islam into the subcontinent it was used as a term for the non Muslim population. Under colonial rule it got classified as a religious group to distinguish them from Sikhs, Buddhists and Jains as an aspect of their divisive policies. The term Hinduism was British invention. For Hindu people themselves religious duties were defined by the terms: Karma for rituals, Dharma for duties, Yoga for disciplines, and Bhakti for devotion. They define our understanding of our religion.
    Shri ( Srinivas )

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