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An inspiring journey of Tulsi Gabbard




We are often very enthusiastic to embrace the success of people of Indian Origin when they achieve something significant.

Sometimes we think that our cultural background and non-Canadian / non-American credentials are coming on the way and we try to adopt to what can help us lead to the success.

Initially when I heard the name of Tulsi, I thought she must be an Indian Origin person either a child of inter-race marriage or she be married to an American.

However while reading a recent news article, I came to know that she actually doesn't have any Indian Connection. She is a practicing Hindu, completely vegetarian and so proud of being a Hindu that she became the first person to took oath of office at Congress on her Personnel Bhagavad Geeta.

Tulsi Gabbard was born in Leloaloa, American Samoa, the fourth of five children of Mike Gabbard and Carol Porter Gabbard. Her family moved to Hawaii in 1983 when Tulsi was two. Tulsi grew up in a multicultural, multi-religious household. Her father is of Samoan/European heritage and is a practicing Catholic who is a lector at his church, but also enjoys practicing mantra meditation, including kirtan. Her mother is white and a practicing Hindu. Tulsi fully embraced Hinduism as a teenager.

It is indeed inspiring.

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I did not get it, adopting Hinduism by a foreigner is inspiring , how so?


 
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The inspiring part is her open acceptance to what she believes. There should many more Indian Origin Congressmen, but none of them displayed the kind of love in what she believes.

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true...and we find most of the original ones not practicing what they were supposed to...

 
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true...and we find most of the original ones not practicing what they were supposed to...



Who actually governs what the others are SUPPOSED TO practice? It's entirely a private matter, in my opinion at least.

Who is original or not? I don't think one needs to publicly show or appear to be practising his/her faith in order to be religious.


 
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Who actually governs what the others are SUPPOSED TO practice? It's entirely a private matter, in my opinion at least.

Who is original or not? I don't think one needs to publicly show or appear to be practising his/her faith in order to be religious.



Well said.

I don't practice any religion, as I see loads of hypocrisy in it.

Belief and faith have to be developed by one's inner-self, not imposed by others. From that view point, it is respectable to see Tulsi's strong beliefs.

I have no respect for anyone who thinks that others should live a certain way.

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Not at all inspiring if religion is the angle. In case she fought other odds to reach where she is , lesser known, but will be inspiring for sure. She is daughter of a Senator and symbol of dynasty politics. by that logic praising Tulsi is same as praising Akhilesh Yadav .
Actually Her Mother embraced hinduism so did she, if somebody is needed to be praised on religion pretext, her mother deserves an 'arti' by a hindu who feels proud of such stuff. Btw Hindus traditionally do not promote conversion like muslims or christians do, so having a proud feeling of that sort is paying ignorance to own religion.

and By this logic, muslims must be taking lot of inspirations from Michael Mohammed Jackson, peace be upon him.


 
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Not at all inspiring if religion is the angle. In case she fought other odds to reach where she is , lesser known, but will be inspiring for sure. She is daughter of a Senator and symbol of dynasty politics. by that logic praising Tulsi is same as praising Akhilesh Yadav .
Actually Her Mother embraced hinduism so did she, if somebody is needed to be praised on religion pretext, her mother deserves an 'arti' by a hindu who feels proud of such stuff. Btw Hindus traditionally do not promote conversion like muslims or christians do, so having a proud feeling of that sort is paying ignorance to own religion.

and By this logic, muslims must be taking lot of inspirations from Michael Mohammed Jackson, peace be upon him.


Lol ! This guy suffers from Hindi Movie syndrome of fighting odds to reach at political post. I do not give a damn whether one was poor, disadvantaged or rich and famous. What should matter is how one discharges the duty and responsibility. Obama supposedly fought the odds and assumed most powerful position on the earth but I consider his tenure lack lustre. I believe Hillary would have done far better job.

Further, San-Hugo confirms my conviction that venom spewing, chest-beating APP supporters are actually narrow-minded communists/socialists who cannot think Just follow the supreme leader. He compares Tulsi with Akhilesh! Lol! (If he wanted to compare, Rahul would have been a better example but AAP guy would not crtisize their father). Now anyone who has little knowledge of American politics would know that Democratic or Republican parties are not like AAP or Kangress. No dynastic rule is possible because both the parties have democratic and fair process to choose their candidate. They have to fight in Primaries, which are fiercely fought battles. After Primaries come Congress election where again they have to fight with the rival party candidate. The baton is not passed like Akhilesh or Rahul. Nor the baton is stolen by back-stabbing and cheating. Kejri was trying hard since 2005 but no one ever listed to him. However, he hitched a ride on Anna Wagon and during those exciting hya days collected money thro Kabir and Parivartan., his NGOs and made fool of Anna. Then came the foreign money. Since he cannot take directly money for election, millions were poured through NGO. However, I do not and cannot expect anything intelligent from AAP follower. San- Hugo needs to introspect in his soul. Communist/Socialist have ruined millions of lives. They have killed far more people in Russia, China and Eastern Europe than all the 19th and 20th Century wars put together. They have ruined far better economies of Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece and soon-to-join U.K. and have brought misery, poverty and unemployment in these countries. The debt burden of these countries would have to be paid by yet-to-be-born children of these countries. Indian economy is weak without Oil. AAP would ruin it beyond salvage. However, it is typical of AAP supporters to be without brains, like Zombies. They would have made the best Nazi pledging unquestioning loyalty to supreme leader.

He goes on to say that her mother, who followed Hindu religion, should be praised. I think I can see a bitterness creeping in that Tulsi follows her mothers religion and not fathers. I think he wished she should have followed religion of love or religion of peace. I am certainly happy that Tulsi chose to follow the best and greatest religion Hinduism. USA is not India. The religious fervour is very high and anyone aspiring to assume political office has to change the religion. Piyush Jindal and Haley are example. Even Obama had to follow mothers religion and not fathers. In face of such odds, Tulsi chose to follow Hindu religion. That in itself speaks volumes about



 
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San- Hugo needs to introspect in his soul. Communist/Socialist have ruined millions of lives. They have killed far more people in Russia, China and Eastern Europe than all the 19th and 20th Century wars put together. They have ruined far better economies of Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece and soon-to-join U.K. and have brought misery, poverty and unemployment in these countries. The debt burden of these countries would have to be paid by yet-to-be-born children of these countries. Indian economy is weak without Oil. AAP would ruin it beyond salvage. However, it is typical of AAP supporters to be without brains, like Zombies. They would have made the best Nazi pledging unquestioning loyalty to supreme leader.





Your miniscule brain stops to interpret what is said and context of post. a little discussion on religion takes you to Communism. (and thats why I called you oldie, the broken record) I personally have deep rupugnance for communism, hate it to last thread. Now that does not mean I do not like Bhagat Singh who was avid follower of Karl Max. Do you dislike him ? I hope not. I am sure 99% of Indian religious population loves the work of Bhagat Singh, An athiest, a communist. Understand and Introspect now the whole context or else take some tuitions.

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San- Hugo needs to introspect in his soul. Communist/Socialist have ruined millions of lives. They have killed far more people in Russia, China and Eastern Europe than all the 19th and 20th Century wars put together. They have ruined far better economies of Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece and soon-to-join U.K. and have brought misery, poverty and unemployment in these countries. The debt burden of these countries would have to be paid by yet-to-be-born children of these countries. Indian economy is weak without Oil. AAP would ruin it beyond salvage. However, it is typical of AAP supporters to be without brains, like Zombies. They would have made the best Nazi pledging unquestioning loyalty to supreme leader.





Your miniscule brain stops to interpret what is said and context of post. a little discussion on religion takes you to Communism. (and thats why I called you oldie, the broken record) I personally have deep rupugnance for communism, hate it to last thread. Now that does not mean I do not like Bhagat Singh who was avid follower of Karl Max. Do you dislike him ? I hope not. I am sure 99% of Indian religious population loves the work of Bhagat Singh, An athiest, a communist. Understand and Introspect now the whole context or else take some tuitions.

Back to the topic...



Lol! You are funny (?) and weird guy. You hate communism but love AAP and go gaga over every word that Kejri spits. Communists surround Kejri and whatever drama he does to convince morons in India that he is not communist, it would be all lies. However, Commie rascals are known for double speak, lies, cruelty, crime against humanity and oppression. I admit I did not know Bhagat Singh was communist. What matters is that he was a patriot and in that sense he was not communist. If he was communist, been alive and assumed a political office, I would have criticized him with the same vigour as I do Kejri. I believe that Communist are the worst human beings. When I was growing up, my Grand mother would tell me stories from Ramayana. I asked her who is Rakshas? (Who is devil?). She told me that they are the bad people who are lazy, torture innocent, take away their possessions and make them slave. When I grew up, I realized that the communist/socialist are the same kind of devils just little more sophisticated (may be they have evolved over the time) who are constantly on the search for the ways to take money from hard working ordinary people and enrich themselves. Modern day devils like Lenin, Mao, Stalin, Castro and other sundry have ruined millions of lives. Just ponder over that if you can. It is really childish and amateurish of you to quote Bhagat Singh and make me agree with you. Typical Kejri style of questioning people. I told what I believe. Now if you have guts, speak about Kejri andyour idols- Stalin, Lenin, Mao, Castro, Hugo Chavez or speak about economies of Greece, Spain, Portugal and Italy. Your God Kejri is also travelling on the same route. Look at his advisors and supporters Binayak Sen, Aruna Roy, a joker from JNU, Arundhati and Yogendra Yadav. They are modern day devils.

Keep cheering Kejri.


 
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