Imagine a first-grade student looking at Ph. D. level curriculum; it would seem confusing! Hinduism is comprehensive. It has many Scriptures (4Vedas, 108Upanishads, 18 primarypuranas, 18upa-puranasfor each primarypurana,Itihasas, the Bhagavad Geeta,tantras,samhitas,upa-samhitas, and 1000s of othershrutiandsmrutitexts; and many other books, compositions and commentaries by theacharyas) that provide a profound system of attaining complete and direct knowledge about the Divine. Even a literal study of Hinduism's many Scriptures can take lifetimes. Add to that the fact that most scriptures of Hinduism are in Sanskrit, which needs several years to master. Otherwise, one is often at the mercy of widespread mis-translations by non-Hindu (often anti-Hindu) so-called scholars. Hinduism can be confusing to one who has not studied and understood its basic principles, which are like the grammar to understand a language. Hence, rather than trying to understand Hinduism with one's own limited intellect, it is important to learn it from an authority on the subject, that is, Hindu Saints/Gurus. They can make us well versed in the “grammar” to understand and live Hinduism (Dharma).