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actually what is the name of hindhu religion,i heard the hindhu is not a sanskrit word.its came from hindhu or sindhu river the name give by persians.so i want to know the original name given to hindhuism when it is created.

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Dear Santhosh Reddy,

Thank you for your question.

There is no moment of "creation" of the Hindu religion. It exists eternally as the fabric of Reality. The term preferred by Hindus is Sanatana Dharma, the Eternal Religion.

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Brother William

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I can answer questions about Vedanta philosophy, Patanjali Yoga philosophy and practice, Tantra, Bhagavad-Gita, Upanishads, Vivekachudamani (Shankara`s Crest-jewel of Spritual Discrimination), Advaita (non-dualism), the Ramakrishna-Vivekananda tradition, Goddess worship, meditation practice, Hindu monasticism (sannyasa), and Sanskrit.

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I've been studying and practicing Vedanta and Tantra since 1969.

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I'm the founder and spiritual director of Ashram West, a gay spiritual community based on traditional Hindu Tantra. I have been a member of the Vedanta Society of Southern California since 1969.

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I have three books in print: GAY TANTRA, ESSAYS ON GAY TANTRA, BLOOD OF THE GODDESS.

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I hold a B.A. in Sanskrit (UC Berkeley 1975) and an M.A. in clinical psychology (Antioch University 1986).

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