Author: Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8120818113
Why is religious commitment important? Aren't all religions really one? How does one choose a name? Do you have to be born a Hindu to be a Hindu? Never have such questions been so boldly addressed as in this book about how anyone can honorably enter the world's oldest faith.
• Why is religious commitment important? • Aren't all religions really one? • How does one choose a name? •Do you have to born a Hindu to be a Hindu? Never have such questions been so boldly addressed as in this book about how anyone can honorably enter the world's oldest faith.
Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, founder/ publisher of the international magazine HINDUISM TODAY, is a traditional 'satguru' immersed in the global Hindu renaissance for half a century, named by Delhi's World Religious Parliament as a Jagadacharya, world teacher, elected as one of three presidents to represent Sanatana Dharma at the 1993 Chicago Parliament of World's Religions and presented the U Thant Peace Award during the historic United Nations' Millennium World Peace Summit for Religious Leaders.
Dedication -- Samarpanam
Introduction -- Bhumika
Personal Encounters with Hinduism
Religious Loyalty and Commitment
Gurudeva Speaks on Entering Hinduism
Gurudeva Speaks on Ethical Conversion
Does Hinduism Accept Newcomers?
Beliefs of All the World's Religions
Six Steps of Conversion
Real-Life Severance Letters and Other Personal Documents
Choosing a Hindu Name
Sanskrit Birthstar Syllables
A Collection of Hindu Names
Embracing Hindu Culture
Nine Questions About Hinduism
Conclusion -- Nirvahanam
Sanskrit Pronunciation -- 'Uccharana Vyakhya'
Glossary -- Sabda Kosa
Index -- Anukramanika
Colophon -- Antyavachanam