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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
Shiva travels with his host of Bhutas or ghosts. The Maruts are also spirits or Bhutas and in the Vedas they travel with Indra. Indra is the main deity of the Vedic rishis. Shiva is the main deity of the yogis. They yogis are usually rishis and vice versa. In fact, the Maruts, the sons of Rudra and the companions of Indra, are sometimes lauded as Brahmins, rishis or yogis.

Rudra-Shiva is propitiated to overcome death:so is Indra in the Vedas. There are Vedic prayers to protect us not only from the wrath of Rudra but also from the wrath of Indra. Both Rudra and Indra are propitiated to grant us fearlessness (abhayam) and for defeat of our enemies.

The early Upanishads identify Indra with Paramatman, the Supreme Self, just as the later Upanishads identify Shiva with Paramatman. Indra is called Prana or the life-force in the Upanishads.

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