I am a male of Australian birth and I would like to know if it is possible to become a Hindu? I am currently "officially" a catholic.  I strongly identify with India (having been there several times) and with Indian culture. I have embraced many aspects of Sanatana Dharma and am vegetarian, don't drink alcohol and have been celibate within a loving marriage. I read the Hindu scriptures and try to live my life by Hindu principles, integrating them into my daily life. I also worship every day and have an altar in my home. If asked, I would have to say that I consider myself to be a Hindu, but would I be being discourteous in so doing? I guess also there is the issue of feeling a bit isolated and not in contact with other Hindus by attendiing the temple for worship, participating in festivals etc. I would appreciate any advice or comment on this. Do you think I would be accepted if I went to a Hindu function? What about the issue of caste? Thank you for any comments.
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