I would say, yes and no. Yes, because DH and I have spent time in India at an ashram, and were married there in a Vedic ceremony. Our son's name is Shankara. We resonate with Hinduism more than any other relgion--we have pictures of Hindu deities in our home, along with figures and symbols from other religions; we sing bhajans--though not as often as we used to, but listen to tapes of Hindu devotional music often. Then, I also say no, because more recently we don't find ourselves identifying with any particular religion or philosophy persay. I think if anything we could call ourselves Advaitans--love Ramana and Ramesh Balsekar, Nisargattata, etc., and others who are not Hindu and would not label themselves "Advaitan" but they pretty much are. Anyway, I am rambling and perhaps not making sense, but I remember from another thread, Darshani, that you are going to India soon-yay! We really want to take DS when he is older. Have a wonderful, wonderful trip. I love India so much. I didn't get to travel around much to temples and other holy sights, but would love to some day. Namaste!
Oh, I just noticed you are in AZ, USAmma. Where? We are in Prescott Valley. Will you be coming to the all-AZ gathering in Jan? Or will you be in India by then? Hope to meet you some time. Heather