Hindus have welcomed the reports of Oscar winner Hollywood star Angelina Jolie praying in a Hindu temple in Phuket island in Thailand few days back.
According to reports; Jolie, along with her Oscar winner husband Brad Pitt and their children visited a Hindu temple where she prayed. They were vacationing at a luxurious beach resort over the holiday season in Phuket, a mountainous and rainforested island branded as pearl of Andaman Sea.
Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, welcoming Jolie’s reported interest in Hinduism, indicated that she should explore Hinduism further and she would appreciate rich, diverse and long tradition of Hindu philosophy; and its interpretation of the nature of reality.
Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, further said that if Jolie needed any help in deeper Hinduism exploration, he or other Hindu scholars would be glad to assist.
Rajan Zed suggested Jolie to realize the Self. Ancient Hindu scripture Katha Upanishad points out that when wise realize the Self, they go beyond sorrow. Self is supreme and those who meditate on Self are freed from the cycle of birth and death. When one realizes Self, there is nothing else to be known.
Jolie, besides being one of the highest paid Hollywood actresses, is also a filmmaker and humanitarian. Hinduism, oldest and third largest religion of the world, has about one billion adherents and moksh (liberation) is its ultimate goal.