Anniston Star - From yoga to Julia Roberts Hinduism goes mainstream
From yoga to Julia Roberts, Hinduism goes mainstream
Published January 29th, 2011 by Marsha West in Buddhism, Hinduism, Yoga
This piece is disturbing on so many levels. Read it and weep.
Julia Roberts shouldnít be the icon conjured up when envisioning humanityís oldest living religion.
And yet the star of Eat, Pray, Love, about a womanís spiritual journey through India and other places, became just that when she revealed that she, her husband and their three children were Hindu.
Not since George Harrison introduced the world to Indian mysticism in the 1960s has the 6,000-year-old faith experienced such headlines.
Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, J.D Salinger, pop star Katy Perry and NFL running back Rickie Williams all practiced some form of Hinduism. Britney Spears had her 4-month-old son blessed in a Hindu temple.
It was Gandhi who transformed the Hindu ideal of ahimsa, nonviolence toward all living beings, into a political and social movement that later inspired Martin Luther King Jr.
Hinduism has a rich, though rather low-key, American history, but thatís starting to change thanks to such high-profile devotees as Julia Roberts.
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