Originally posted by @chaney3
Explain exactly how you are a Hindu, as you seem so connected to the Hindu gods, and hold such esteem for them.
Sure. (short version)
I first became interested in spirituality via Zen when I was 20. By 30 I could see the truth in a lot of religions, some that crossed religions as well.
I never wanted to be formally asocciated with any religion, but as my adventure went on I found a guru (I was not looking for one). But this guy literally changes my life. That was 13 years ago. We spent about 2 months squatting together when I was with him. (Dont know where he is now)
He gave me my Hindu name.
When I joined this forum 7 or so years ago I didn't identify with any religion per se.
But, I thought I should tell the forum, that for a few reasons I now wish to be identified as a Hindu.
What attracts me to it is that there is no one type of Hindu.
Of course it has it's negative aspects but any religion that can at first tolerate another religion(Buddhism) and then even condone it must be the one for me.
I couldn't go past the all-inclusiveness of the type of Hinduism I like.
I had also spent spent many weeks on a KRSNA farm, and found that their lifestyle was superior to that of the rest of society around me (well, most of the rest of society)
There's something for you to get started . Feel free to ask me anything else
edit: I dont think I seem connected to Hindu gods at all. Surely not as much as Christians are connected to Jesus or other bible characters. Please show me once where I revere a Hindu god? And please start answering some of my genuine questions? Just some??