Many people have heard about the Kama sutra, but generally the ideas that circulate are rather distorted, vague and confused by ignorance and prejudice.Such prejudice is mostly due to the cultural superimposition of layers of prude bigotry and self-righteous moralism brought by iconoclastic Islamic dominators frist and by Victorian British Christians later.Thanks for all your answers - this has really been educational. He seems to not practice his religion really at all but I hope I'm not being tricked into being a fling while he has an arranged marriage or a desire to marry a Muslim girl back home (after reading your answers now I'm worried).He just told me it's OK for him to have girl friends stay over his place but I can't do the same with my guy friends. Such self-defeating approach could have been justified in the times when embracing the chauvinistic views of the invaders was the only alternative to getting the entire temple, or the entire Hindu society, razed to the ground and burned into oblivion, or beheaded/ enslaved en masse.Today Indians pride themselves of their national independence and their golden Vedic heritage, therefore there should be no external hindrance in actually re-discovering and re-establishing the Vedic view in all its former glory.Unfortunately the general lack of proper understanding and information has created a negative impression in the minds of Indian people, including those who consider themselves Hindus, because they can’t be bothered with actually reading their own original texts and discovering their inherent value.Enforced by the abrahamic invaders, the wholesale condemnation of the intrinsic beauty and joy of the natural form and activities of the body, effectively destroyed the Vedic expressions of beauty and joy, or covered them with the thick plaster of shame.
Millions of Deities and decorative images were defaced, broken or destroyed, and many thousands of temples completely razed to the ground.This is why it is so difficult to find really ancient temples built and decorated in Vedic style. He's lived in America for 10 years and has adapted very much to the American way of living, so I don't think he's very strict with his religion.But I notice differences in our culture and want to know what I should about our differences... I've read a lot of crazy things on the internet and I'm sure he can't be that bad...
With time, these alien influences seeped into Indian culture and created that layered and often contradictory result that is now presented as Indian culture – with an increasing emphasis on the non-Vedic concepts.
Documentaries on India circulated on the national and international market, often financed by anti-Hindu sponsors, minimize or ignore the glories of Vedic society and knowledge, to favor a “nawab and kebab” image that is identified with “ancient glory”.