I saw the following post about Julia Roberts being a Hindu:
This made me think about other famous Western Converts to Hinduism. There are quite a few of them listed on Wikipedia. Here is a little bit about some of them.
John, also known as Mahavishnu John McLaughlin is a Jazz fusion guitarist. He formed a group called the Mahavishnu Orchestra. He played with Miles Davis, Jimi Hendrix and as a backing player to the Rolling Stones.
He still tours and plays, his eclectic repertoire including recording a ballet score, Thieves and Poets, in 2003.
Aldous Huxley was the British Author famous for writing “Brave New World“, a science fiction dystopia warning about the dangers of a world run on utilitarian ethics to maximise happiness for most people – even if that means altering their perceptions of what happiness is. He became a vedantist, following the teachings of Swami Prabhavananda. He was a friend of Christopher Isherwood, another Western convert to Hinduism.
George Harrison probably doesn’t need any description. Famous as a member of the Beatles he went on to have a successful career as a solo artist, his hits including “My Sweet Lord”. He was a devout devotee of Sri Krishna until his death in 2001.
There are many more: Ricky Williams – Miami Dolphins football player, Ambarish Das (born Alfred Ford) – American businessman, great-grandson of Henry Ford, and John Dobson – astronomer and telescope designer, to name a few. Looking through the list on Wikipedia it is clear that Westerners from all walks of life have found their way to Sanatana Dharma, the eternal way.