BC: The End
FC: Kyree Burton A-1 | Conversion of a Hindu
1: Opened, January 5,2011 | This is my first journal writing. I'm an Hindu from India thats where all my families roots deprived from. Hinduism is the 3rd leading religion in the world, and I feel that my heritage should be proud because of that. Throughout my life I will be writing my experiences with Hinduism and with my life in this journal. This is where it begins.
2: The religion of Hinduism is mostly prodominant in India. Almost everyone that was born in India was a Hindu. I can remember us going to a Hinduism festival's when I was younger. As Hindus we usually have a concept of deity and view other gods as manifestations of a supreme god. | March 5, 2011
3: I never expected to move to America growing up, truly I wasn't ready for it. It was a blow to the heart pretty much. I would miss all the Hindu festivals like Makar Sankranti, which here in America they call daylight savings time. Are views are much different, from America for example, we have a concept of a prophet, a single system of morality, and a central religious authority. | April 15, 2011
4: As Hindu we share both monotheistic and polytheistic views. People in America are much different of these views, I soon found that out when we moved. Customs that usually follow the religion include the practice of Hatha yoga and Ayurveda. I do yoga as well as many others in our religion. I feel it's a way to exhale in stress put on the body. Ayuveda on the other hand is used in the medical field. Throughout our lives there our four stages we must pass through as Hindu which include brahmacharga, sanngasu, grastha, and vanaprastha. | March 20, 2011
6: Today we visited a church. I felt uncomfortable being I was Hindu and all. Soon a group of my friends asked if I wanted to convert to Christianity. This is something I never expected to be asked but i did consider. I would soon have to make a decision, which I wasn't ready for. | April 22, 2011
7: April 24, 2011 | Deciding if I wanted to change my religion was really hard for me. "I was born in India, how could I do that?" Is one side of my head while the other is saying, "I'm in America now, not India". I always felt that Hinduism's main concept was to teach what to do, and what not to do. This is one of the hardest decisions I've every made, I just want people to accept me thats all i ask for in life.
8: Page 1 | I've decided to stay Hindu. I was born into this religion, my family was born into this religion. I can't change who I am or religion I am for anybody. I just hope my friends learn to accept that. It was hard to break the news to them , but they took it well and their were no problems. I will continue believing in Brahma, and they'll continue to worship Jesus. We'll just have to learn to accept each others differences one day at a time. We can maybe even teach each other different things about our religions, for example how our sacred text is Vedas, and Upanishads | May 3, 2011
9: Closed, May 13, 2011 This will be my last journal entry. I've learned a lot since moving to America and writing this. I'm an proud Hindu and I plan to keep it that way no matter what. I love America so far and I hope it continues to be that way. I love my family, I love my friends, and I couldn't be happier.
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12: A family is pieced together with hope and faith. A family is quilted and bound with love and grace.