This is really fascinating. Especially when you run into issues of language where there is no word for a certain concept...
It reminds me of a survey style question I have about the Hindus of the Indian diaspora spread through the world - "What makes you a Hindu?". It's seems hard to pin down. Hinduism is unique in that there really wasn't a single person that started it like there was for Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, etc. Also, is it dependent on a community for its existence? Is it a strict religion or just a way of life and thinking? Or if it's whatever you want (given a certain amount of exposure to the various kinds of Hindu practice/expression)
Warmest wishes and blessings, Shalin
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