I’m Hindu in this way . . .

I’m Hindu in this way: If another culture or religion reveres a person as an incarnation of Spirit, I see no reason not to look to that individual as a source of insight also. 

Of the religions I’ve studied, Hindus are the most embracing of religious figures outside of their own school of thought. When I was reading The Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda, it was touching to see how completely Jesus was accepted
– even subsumed
– into their pantheon of divine embodiments (along with Buddha and countless others). 

Since we are all divine embodiments of Brahman, the ultimate reality, this makes it easier for a Hindu to see divinity expressed in a figure from another religion (or any person for that matter, regardless of religion). A Hindu will interpret those teachings in light of their own understanding
– just like the rest of us.

I am Hindu (when I embrace insight from other spiritual paths) 

I am Muslim (when I connect frequently throughout the day) 

I am Christian (when I love beyond my known limits) 

I am Native American (when I undertake a spirit walk)

I am Buddhist (when I still my mind)

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