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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
This reduction of religions to ethnic cults is highly questionable in itself and appears more as a political manipulation than any spiritual inquiry. Such scholars, moreover, have failed to really examine the Vedic and Shaivite teachings. What they propose as major differences between the two are only variations of name and form.

Dravidian Shaivism has been called the religion of South India as opposed to the Vedic Aryan religion of North India. While there are cultural variations between North and South India, this division is simplistic and misleading. 

The idea of "Dravidian Shaivism" implies two points; first that Dravidians are primarily Shaivites, and second that Shaivites are primarily Dravidians. The truth is that neither position is valid. Shaivism is an important tradition in South India, but to oppose it to other traditions in India is totally unnecessary and very misleading.

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About The Unity Of The Vedic And Shaivite Religions
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