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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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THE UNITY OF THE VEDIC AND SHAIVITE RELIGIONS
Yet if we pursue the same logic with Indra as Western scholars have with Shiva, as fighting with the Gods, slaying Tvashtar (the deity of the sacrifice) or his son, being excluded from drinking the Soma, slaying a Brahmin, being an outcast and doing what is forbidden, Indra must also be a non-Vedic or non-Aryan God. 

While there has been a tendency to make Shiva into non-Vedic for having such fierce,  unusual traits and unorthodox actions, Indra has the same traits. However we cannot make Indra non-Vedic because he has the largest number of hymns in the Vedas. Hence there is no reason why Shiva should be non-Vedic for  having such traits either. 

These bizarre metaphors merely express the nature of the higher Self or Atman which transcends all the dualities and limitations of the manifest world, even that of good and evil.  Shiva has been criticized by some Hindus as unaryan. Western scholars, caught in a superficial racial view of the term Aryan, have taken this to mean that Shiva is the deity of a different race or religion.

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