I have 0 knowledge of and I want to learn about it’s history and principles. Seeking reading recommendations. Go!

@Biill Start with Ram Dass Be Here Now or listen to his many lectures on Youtube. My favorite is The path of the heart.

@DStre @Biill - I love Ram Dass and would recommend a lot from his vast media library, but he will give you a version of Hinduism mixed with Buddhism and other eastern/western philosophies, not traditional Hinduism. He has a set of lectures based on the Gita from Naropa in the 70’s, but it’s not the same as reading the Gita.

(Full disclosure, I do some work for RD’s foundation.)

@Biill - start with the classics: the Ramayana or the Mahabharata. the Bhagavad Gita is part of the Mahabharata, so you could start there too. There are a lot of translations of those classics, so it’s a matter of finding one you like. If you have a local library, you could check out some books on Hinduism without committing a lot of money.

There are also some Bollywood versions on Netflix or YouTube, which can be fun.

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