It seems that one will be mostly standing outside looking in unless they are born and raised in Hinduism...and even with those that are it would seem that a great many lifetimes of study and practice would be needed to get a good understanding of it vastness...(per the Vedas, it's very long and complex history, culture and present forms of manifestation related to human affairs) Granted many outsiders can appreciate the basic teachings and guru's of the various sects, and also the traditions and culture but that does not mean their mind, heart and soul are wired, so to speak as a worshiping Hindu. Many westerners like myself who are wired differently can not make a full adjustment to Hinduism, I also find it sad that many Hindus are making to big of an adjustment towards western ways and thus compromising or weakening their religion.