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Arise Arjuna Hinduism And The Modern World
Index of Arjuna

Preface

Arise Arjuna Hinduism In Crisis
Misrepresen- tations Of Hinduism

Hindu Funda- mentalism

Leftist Scholarship In India India And The Concept Of Nation-State
Religious Persecution In Pakistan Taking Offense In At Once...
Vedanta Unity And Universality... Practical Vedanta...
The Unity Of Religion... Swami Rama Tirtha On Islam
A Comment On Ram... Yogic Spirituality And Islam
India And Hinduism... The Aryan Invasion Of India
The Aryan-Dravidian Divide The Unity Of The Vedic...
The Ancestry Of Ravana East And West...
The Value Of Hindu... An American Discovers...
Major Sections
Books By David Frawley
Arjuna

Awaken Bharata

From The River Of Heaven How I Became A Hindu
The Myth Of Aryan Invasion Of India

Hinduism : The Eternal Tradition, Sanatana Dharma

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AN AMERICAN DISCOVERS THE VEDAS
My encounters with the Vedas through these books were not mere intellectual experiences. They represented a contact with the Divine Word, Vak or the Divine Speech, the Goddess Sarasvati. I felt the presence of the Vedic Dawn, like the Dawn of humanity, the beginning of creation, and the building of a new world for the Divine. This began my study of the Vedas, which was rooted in poetry with a background of Vedanta.

Yet I was not completely satisfied in simply following Sri Aurobindo's interpretation. I wanted to know what the Vedic rishis themselves saw and felt. A few years later when I was twenty-seven, having gone through most of what was available in English on the Vedas, I decided to look at the Vedas and Upanishads in the original Sanskrit. As there were no teachers available to me, as I was then living in a remote town in Northern California, I started with the Sanskrit texts and a Sanskrit grammar book and began trying to figure out the language myself, starting with the oldest Rig Veda itself. It was a rather unusual and haphazard way to learn Sanskrit, starting with the most difficult and oldest part of the language, but somehow it worked.

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