Om Shanti Om

Discussion in 'Introduction' started by PriyaPyaar702, Jan 18, 2016.

  1. PriyaPyaar702

    PriyaPyaar702 New Member

    Hello all. I've been studying and practicing Hinduism for about 3 years now, but mostly on my own. I just started going to temple over the summer but have only been two or three times. Im the only white person in there, most definitely stick out, and so I usually feel awkward lol Just to clarify, no one has ever been rude, just the opposite. Im just a shy person so going places where I dont know anyone makes me uncomfortable. I decided to join here so that I can meet others and learn more so that maybe when I go to temple, Im more comfortable with how to act and with the different Pujas. Also, living in Las Vegas, its hard to meet anyone spiritual much less others that follow Hinduism. Im excited to further my knowledge and meet everyone.
  2. Senthil

    Senthil Active Member Staff Member

    If you keep going long enough, the regulars at any temple will start accepting you as one of them. Usually temples have a dedicated core group of people (the regulars) and also a whole larger group of people who only go occasionally, or when passing through town, or driving a few hours a couple times a year. So there is a really good chance other 'strangers' were there when you were, but because of skin color, you wouldn't know it. But truly the best way to get 'in' is to volunteer some time. Help cook, do cleaning, etc.
  3. garry420

    garry420 Well-Known Member

    welcome to the forum, i hope you will learn from this forum.
    Next you need no go to temple. You can make your own. There are no bindings in Hinduism.
    Even if you don't believe in god, don't go to temple , you can still be a Hindu. :).
    Spirituality is hard to happen, it happens with the accumulated karmic energy of the past life.
  4. PriyaPyaar702

    PriyaPyaar702 New Member

    That is a great idea! Thank you, I didnt think about volunteering. And the thought that "strangers" are there, besides me, actually makes me feel better. Haha
  5. PriyaPyaar702

    PriyaPyaar702 New Member

    Thank you so much for this. :) I do have have my alter at home and prefer prayers and on my own, but it is nice to be around other people who are like me sometimes.
  6. Senthil

    Senthil Active Member Staff Member

    Temples vary a ton, just so you know. Some will have well organized volunteer co-ordinators, and others will be totally disorganised. Best wishes on it.
  7. rahul malik

    rahul malik New Member

    Hinduism doesn't force anyone to go to temple to worship god. So If you don't feel comfortable going temple than you can do puja (worshiping) at home. GOd is present everywhere and you can made a small pooja ghar in home and starts worshiping and study hinduism there and when you understands hinduism and there worshiping than you will be more comfortable and than you can go to temple .

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