Originally Posted by Monroee
Heroin, thanks for the detailed response! So what you're saying is that Hinduism is more of a lifestyle & way of being raised with the culture than an actual religion with set beliefs that I can learn? Interesting.
Yes, to the bolded part.
There are certain "Hindu organizations" (like denominations in Christianity) that have some sort of formal approach towards practicing the religion, but 99.999% of Hindus aren't affiliated with them.
One interesting theory is that Hinduism/India has imported prudishness from Islam and Christianity. So while 6th century Hindus wrote the Kama Sutra and carved sexually explicit statues on their temples, today's Hindus are total prudes.