Hinduism is not a set of doctrines and prescribed codes; it is a way of life. Not all Hindus necessarily interpret scriptures in the same way. Not all Hindus necessarily read scriptures. They may believe in devine incarnations of God, or they may see the gods as representations God's facets, or of Hindu philosophy. People are born into the religion; I know atheists who still consider themselves Hindus, and they often hold truer to the philosophies of Hinduism than the most dogmatic. Hinduism accepts that people are at different stages in life, and that their needs vary according to those stages.
the subversive pomegranate
what do you want?
who are you?
where are you going?
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