Although I come from a North American Buddhist perspective (In particular the teachings of Gyobutsuji Zen Monastery, and Thai Forest Theravada - Ajahn Chah lineage) I can say that the spiritual knowledge and history surrounding it provides a depth of happiness and completeness that the West sorely lacks and is greatly wounded by.

As things change and other nation states become more or less powerful I think the "Use of being a Hindu" is to be a representative for those values, teachings, and understandings that have come from such a profound history of introspection, generosity, and loving-kindness.

Being a light for the world is one of the most important and useful things that can be done in modern times