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This template was created due to a discussion on Template talk:Modern Dharmic writers#Title change. Joshua Jonathan -Let's talk! 07:38, 15 May 2013 (UTC)

lots of people listed here was not hindu. I just removed all Sant Mat group that is clearly far away from being part of hinduism. I see also Shopenhouer, Blavatsky... they are not hindu at all! --GurDass (talk) 13:43, 29 May 2013 (UTC)
Hi GurDass. Thanks for your response! You're probably more knowledgeable than me about Hinduism: why is the Sant Mat group not Hindu? From the Sant Mat article:
{{quote:The Sant tradition is the only one in medieval and modern India which has successfully crossed some barriers between Hindu and Muslim blocks. Julius J. Lipner asserts that the lives of many Hindus have been leavened by the religious teachings of the Sants, which he describes as liberating.}}
As for Blavatsky etc: they are inspired by Hinduism. For some people this is also important. Greetings, Joshua Jonathan -Let's talk! 13:46, 29 May 2013 (UTC)
surely the quote you expose is true... but it clearly does not say that sant mat is hindu based. Hinduism is something derived from the Vedas. Sant Mat does not consider the Vedas at all. Some Sant Mat masters are born in a Sikh family, ten of them becomed the official Sikh Gurus... and they clearly are not Hindu or hindu-inspired. It can become an offense too, for most of them. --GurDass (talk) 19:17, 29 May 2013 (UTC)
Ah, the Vedas! I'm really a westerner; the more I get to know on Indian religions, the more I realise what a hige and diverse country India is. Greetings, Joshua Jonathan -Let's talk! 04:23, 30 May 2013 (UTC)