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Will Brad Pitt explore Hinduism?

Hindus have suggested Hollywood star Brad Pitt to explore Hinduism in view of his statement in People.com about his religious experience in childhood which he described: "I found it very stifling".

entertainment Updated: May 18, 2011 15:50 IST

Hindus have suggested Hollywood star Brad Pitt to explore Hinduism in view of his statement in

People.com

about his religious experience in childhood which he described: "I found it very stifling".



Esteemed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that Pitt 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 Pitt needed any help in deeper Hinduism exploration, he or other Hindu scholars would be glad to assist.



Rajan Zed recommended Pitt 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.



Pitt was quoted in

People.com

dated May 16: "I got brought up being told things were God's way, and when things didn't work out it was called God's plan," he said. "I've got my issues with it. Don't get me started. I found it very stifling."



Brad Pitt

Oscar nominated William Bradley Pitt (

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

), 47, is an American actor and film producer. Named

Sexiest Man Alive

by

People

magazine twice, Pitt has Oscar winner Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie (

Changeling

) as domestic partner and both have six children. He was reportedly raised as Southern Baptist and is vegan.



Oscar winner Hollywood star Julia Roberts (

Pretty Woman

) joined the Hindu fold in the recent past.