Originally Posted by alexi
Urmila, very informative write-up indeed. In Hindu Dharma there are no restrictions of any kind and they come under smritis as distinct from sruthis (eternal values). And the beauty of Hinduism is things are very fluid, in that, one can adapt to the required situation of the times we live in and evolve. It is a very dynamic process initiated in your ancient religion or way-of-life.
very true Alexi,
Only because of the lack of rigidity in Hindu dharma and the ability to adopt and evolve, based on the requirement of the time has made this ancient religion prosper for such a long time and survived even after the onslaught of external religious forces