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    oh so what are you know?
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    I am no longer a Hindu
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    oh so what are you know?
    hey, r u a hindu?
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    oh so what are you know?
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    im an indian, but dont believe in god
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    hey, r u a hindu?
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    im an indian, but dont believe in god
    wow.
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    im an indian, but dont believe in god
    lol.

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    I'm a Hindu and I don't drink alcohol or eat meat. However, I don't properly pray to God everyday like I used to when I was younger. I believe in God but I also believe that one should not have to be praying all day to be good person and go to heaven. Like 'Helping hand are better than praying lips'

    My question basically is: Can you still consider yourself to be religious if you don't pray a lot or do all the things majority of religious people do?
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    I'm a Hindu and I don't drink alcohol or eat meat. However, I don't properly pray to God everyday like I used to when I was younger. I believe in God but I also believe that one should not have to be praying all day to be good person and go to heaven. Like 'Helping hand are better than praying lips'

    My question basically is: Can you still consider yourself to be religious if you don't pray a lot or do all the things majority of religious people do?
    Yeah, I don't think you need to pray to be classed as religious. If you identify as religious, then that's fine!

    In my opinion, I'd agree with you that actions are more important than prayers. I also think there's no point in praying because you feel like you have to or because you're trying to 'abide by hinduism.' Prayer should be for your own self-enlightenment and not a duty if you get what I mean. But this is just my opinion on it.
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    (Original post by Demi.star)
    I'm a Hindu and I don't drink alcohol or eat meat. However, I don't properly pray to God everyday like I used to when I was younger. I believe in God but I also believe that one should not have to be praying all day to be good person and go to heaven. Like 'Helping hand are better than praying lips'

    My question basically is: Can you still consider yourself to be religious if you don't pray a lot or do all the things majority of religious people do?
    Yes. The Bhagvad Geeta gives different methods to become spiritual and achieve moksh and not all of them are about worshipping God. Karm Yog is mentioned in the Geeta as a possible option. It is about working Without any selfish motive so just being a good person. In other Hindu scriptures it talks about serving God by serving the poor.

    Worshipping God is just one of the ways a Hindu can use to become enlightened but there are many other paths available and some are agnostic and atheist even.

    It is totally up to you which path you prefer.
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    (Original post by kaushikp)
    Yes. The Bhagvad Geeta gives different methods to become spiritual and achieve moksh and not all of them are about worshipping God. Karm Yog is mentioned in the Geeta as a possible option. It is about working Without any selfish motive so just being a good person. In other Hindu scriptures it talks about serving God by serving the poor.

    Worshipping God is just one of the ways a Hindu can use to become enlightened but there are many other paths available and some are agnostic and atheist even.

    Thank you

    It is totally up to you which path you prefer.
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    Yeah, I don't think you need to pray to be classed as religious. If you identify as religious, then that's fine!

    In my opinion, I'd agree with you that actions are more important than prayers. I also think there's no point in praying because you feel like you have to or because you're trying to 'abide by hinduism.' Prayer should be for your own self-enlightenment and not a duty if you get what I mean. But this is just my opinion on it.


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    Thanks to you both, I feel much better about myself.


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    DW we're not going to stone you or threaten you with hellfire
    Haha😂😂


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    Hinduism is a pluralistic faith, summary points:

    1) Selfless service without expectations
    2) Gender equality e.g. powerful female and female aspects of god -Kali ma
    3) Spiritual equality -- all equal v 5:18 http://gupshup.org/gs/religion-and-p...-casteism.html
    4) Care for environment
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    (Original post by Demi.star)
    I'm a Hindu and I don't drink alcohol or eat meat. However, I don't properly pray to God everyday like I used to when I was younger. I believe in God but I also believe that one should not have to be praying all day to be good person and go to heaven. Like 'Helping hand are better than praying lips'

    My question basically is: Can you still consider yourself to be religious if you don't pray a lot or do all the things majority of religious people do?
    In Hinduism, dharma signifies behaviours that are considered to be in accord with rta, the order that makes life and universe possible, and includes duties, rights, laws, conduct, virtues and ‘‘right way of living’’. Our religion is mostly about helping others and doing good acts. So you are right. You don't have to worry.
    Religious doesn't mean praying always, religious means you follow the rules of our religion and maintain the tradition.
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    Bro are u a Jammu dogra or a Kangri dogra ?
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    for all those people across the world who have been affected by terror attacks:

    'Oṃ saha nav avatu
    saha nau bhunaktu
    saha viryaṃ karavavahai
    tejasvi nav adhitam astu
    ma vidvishavahai
    Om shanti shanti shantih'

    'Om! May we all be protected
    May we all be nourished
    Me we all work together energetically
    May our intellect be sharpened
    Let there be no hate between us
    Om Peace Peace Peace'


    'Asato ma sad gamaya
    tamaso ma jyotir gamaya
    mrityorma amritam gamaya
    Om shanti shanti shantih'

    'From ignorance lead us to truth,
    From darkness lead us to light
    From death lead us to immortality
    Om Peace Peace Peace'


    'Om sarve bhavantu sukhinah
    sarve santu niramayah
    sarve bhadrani pashyantu
    ma kashchit dukkha bhagbhavet
    Om Shanti Shanti Shantih'

    'May everyone be happy
    May everyone be free from illness
    May everyone see goodness
    May no one suffer
    Om Peace Peace Peace"
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    for all those people across the world who have been affected by terror attacks:

    'Oṃ saha nav avatu
    saha nau bhunaktu
    saha viryaṃ karavavahai
    tejasvi nav adhitam astu
    ma vidvishavahai
    Om shanti shanti shantih'

    'Om! May we all be protected
    May we all be nourished
    Me we all work together energetically
    May our intellect be sharpened
    Let there be no hate between us
    Om Peace Peace Peace'


    'Asato ma sad gamaya
    tamaso ma jyotir gamaya
    mrityorma amritam gamaya
    Om shanti shanti shantih'

    'From ignorance lead us to truth,
    From darkness lead us to light
    From death lead us to immortality
    Om Peace Peace Peace'


    'Om sarve bhavantu sukhinah
    sarve santu niramayah
    sarve bhadrani pashyantu
    ma kashchit dukkha bhagbhavet
    Om Shanti Shanti Shantih'

    'May everyone be happy
    May everyone be free from illness
    May everyone see goodness
    May no one suffer
    Om peach peace peace"
    Do you know sanskrit?
 
 
 
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