How to become a (better)

A Guide for Seekers and Born Hindus


Here are true histories of individuals and families who formally entered Hinduism over the years. The tales illustrate the six steps of ethical conversion which are detailed in the book: 1) joining a Hindu community; 2) creating a point-counterpoint of the beliefs of Hinduism and one?s previous religion; 3) severing from former mentors; 4) legally adopting a Hindu name; 5) having a namakarana samskara, the traditional Hindu name-giving ceremony and 6) publicly announcing the severance and name change. Each story is written from a delightfully different angle and describes one or more of the six steps. The second testimony tells the tale of how a born Hindu strayed from, then rediscovered his religion.