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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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YOGIC SPIRITUALITY AND ISLAM
Above all, there is only One Truth that all spiritual aspiration is moving toward. But this does not mean that all religions have understood this Truth in the same manner or to the same degree, or that their founders must have done so.

While it may be better to emphasize the similarities between religions than the differences, when we overly exaggerate their similarities, we create a misunderstanding of another order that also does not serve the purpose of discovering the Truth. We may give everyone the impression that their religion, whatever it is, is sufficient, when for the full flowering of the spiritual life it may be necessary for them to go beyond it.   The point of this article is that some of the religions of the world and their founders-and one in particular, Islam and Mohammed, which is perhaps the most evident example-do not follow the model of yogic spirituality, if we really look at what they have to say about themselves. They reflect a very different view of religion. 

To try to turn all religions, and all forms of mysticism, into versions of yogic spirituality is not intellectually accurate, nor is it sensitive to what these religions themselves say, nor is it based on a real study of them.  On the country, it usually represents the view of those who have not really looked into what non-yogic religions are all about. Those trained in the unity tradition are inclined to read a yogic type spirituality between the lines of all religious teachings, even though the great majority of those who follow these religions-including their leaders and mystics who have arisen within them-may not accept important yogic principles and practices as valid.

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