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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
In truth there is no single deity called Indra or Shiva, or anything else. There is only the One Divine with innumerable names, forms and functions. The Indian spiritual tradition has generally formulated the supreme Divine as a deity of power, transcendence, independence and transformation. That is the basis of both Indra and Shiva.

Given the basic identity of Indra an  Shiva there is no reason to propose a pre- or non-Vedic Shaivite religion in India. Shiva is present in Indra, as Indra takes another form through Shiva. 

There may have been other related teachings in ancient India that vary in details from what we know of in the few Vedic texts which have been preserved, like a Dravidian tradition of Shiva, Rudra or Indra worship. However, such teachings would be part of a greater tradition and not contrary traditions.

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