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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
The Hindu tradition has never been attached to mere names. Both Indra and Shiva have many names, as do other Vedic and Puranic deities. We moderns, however, are attached to names. We think that two different names must indicate two radically different thing. This is only materialistic thinking and cannot comprehend the spiritual vision of the Vedas and Puranas. 

This type of name-oriented thinking is part of exclusivist religions which insist that there is only one true name for God, one true holy book and one true prophet or savior. 

Such thinking is contrary to the universalist Hindu vision which says that the Divine transcends all names and also contains all names and can never be limited to a single approach. Hence a name-oriented approach to Hindus traditions like the Vedic and the Shaivite has failed to understand the most basic principle of these teachings.

 

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