Tulsi Gabbard

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Tulsi Gabbard

Post by DNS » Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:53 am

Tulsi Gabbard has announced she will run for POTUS, 2020.
Gabbard has spoken about growing up as a mixed-race girl in a multicultural and multireligious household: her father is of Samoan and European ancestry and an active lector at his Catholic church, but also enjoys practicing mantra meditation, including kirtan. Her mother is of European descent and a practicing Hindu. Tulsi chose Hinduism as her religion while she was a teenager.
It's a long-shot, but if she wins, she'd be the first Hindu to be president (and also first woman, first Samoan).

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Re: Tulsi Gabbard

Post by DNS » Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:48 am

She would also be the first vegetarian president.
wikipedia wrote:Gabbard's first name, "Tulsi" comes from the Sanskrit Tulasi (Sanskrit: तुलसी, IAST: Tulasī; commonly Tulsī), also known as the holy basil, a plant sacred in Hinduism. During her childhood, Tulsi excelled in martial arts, and was interested in gardening. She is known to be a surfer and an accomplished athlete.[205] She is a vegetarian and a Hindu who follows Gaudiya Vaishnavism,[12] a religious movement founded by Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Her siblings have Hindu or Indian origin names Bhakti, Jai, Narayan, and Vrindavan.[10] She especially appreciates the Bhagavad Gita as a spiritual guide,[206] and used it when she was ceremonially sworn in as a Representative.[207] Gabbard describes herself as a "karma yogi"[208] and credits her parents with instilling the value of "karma yoga" and being of service in her and her siblings.[107]

Gabbard has said that she is pleased that her election gives hope to young American Hindus who "can be open about their faith, and even run for office, without fear of being discriminated against or attacked because of their religion".[209] In 2002, Gabbard was a martial arts instructor.

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Re: Tulsi Gabbard

Post by DNS » Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:48 am

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Her Hindu wedding

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