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This is a Sanatana Dharma Forum for the constructive discussion on all aspects of Indian culture and traditions.
While other ideas are welcomed and considered, the core of our thinking is Sanatana Dharma and its rich, vast offerings.
This forum is for the positive presentation of Sanatana Dharma and we expect your participation to be positive and uplifting. While curiosity about our tradition is welcomed, questions must be asked in the spirit of learning and the knowledge that our tradition offers. If these ideas seem foreign to you or if this will be a struggle for you, then HDF may not be a good fit for you. Moderators will direct you out of this forum, to other communities on the Internet better suited for your needs.
HDF's aspiration is spiritual upliftment through sharing and discussion of knowledge. We seek quality posts that bring value to the reader. It is therefore not our intent to have mass audience, mass distribution, or large membership. This forum exists for simple people who wish to share the beauty and profundity of Sanatana Dharma. Here is an example of what we think a quality post should contain http://www.hindudharmaforums.com/showthread.php?t=2550. We expect you to adhere to these goals when posting on this forum.
With the above core intentions in mind, the following rules must be observed when posting on this forum or when communicating with other members via private messaging or e-mail. There is no compromise or debate on these requirements.
This forum does not accept any commercial, for-profit, self-promotion or advertising offers or solicitations from or for other sites. Any such posts will be removed.
All replies to a very old thread (defined as two years or longer without any new postings) will be removed. If you feel strongly about posting a reply, please discuss with a moderator whether to start a new thread or reply to the old thread.
Do not hijack threads with topics from other discussions. Any such posts will be removed.
Do not insult yourself by creating alternate or multiple accounts. Members who create sock puppet accounts will be banned and all their accounts removed. Though we are simple people, know that our moderators are skilled and know all the tricks.
Do not post your home or work address, telephone number or any personal data. Do not post any personal information of others.
Turn off your caps lock so that you do not use ALL CAPS when posting. Such posts will be removed.
This is a forum for the discussion of the Hindu religion. Brief factual comparisons to other faiths are allowed if they help in further exploring Hindu history and tradition, particularly in the section marked Other Dharma Traditions, but long discussions of other faiths is highly discouraged. If you have come to our forum from a non-Hindu religion, know that Hindus do not seek to convert others and do not tolerate attempts at conversion. Praising the superiority of your deity/ies, encouraging others to join your tradition or religion, warning members that their beliefs are wrong, or any other such postings are considered aggressive conversion attempts and are not accepted here. You will be permanently banned without warning.
HDF moderators have the right to terminate your account at-will, for violations of the above conditions or for any other reason that they see fit.
We feel quite fortunate to come together as a community of like-minded people and we respect this right to do so. If you are new to Sanatana Dharma then it will be good for you to read, listen and learn. Add value when you think you can participate, but above all ask questions that will help you understand this wisdom and knowledge. Be patient with yourself and with other members. Most of all enjoy the discussions.