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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
We shouldn't be surprised by this either. Militant Sufi orders were the equivalent of priests and Jesuits in Christianity. They were very devoted to their religion and went ahead to other lands, much like spies, to learn the ways of their peoples in order to find out how better to convert them. While liberal Sufi groups appear to have opposed Islamic militancy, they do not seem to have had much affect upon it. They may never have been strong enough to really challenge it. 

They may have had enough work merely to protect themselves and their communities, much less to protect those of other religious beliefs even if they sympathized with them. However much those in the yogic tradition may wish to sympathize with the Sufis and see a common spirituality in their tradition, they should not ignore the different orientation and foal of most of Sufism, or the fact that the more Sufism comes to resemble yogic spirituality, the less it appears to be part of Islam. 

They can take what is good in Sufism without having to uncritically accept anything that calls itself Sufi. In fact the truly mystical Sufis in India have generally been more honored by Hindus than by orthodox Muslims. Yet ever recognizing the differences that exist between yogic and Sufi spirituality Hindus would be much happier if Sufism, particularly of the liberal variety, were more influential in Islam, as with the Sufis there is ground for dialogue. They wish the Sufis well in their struggles with the militant Muslims who oppose them.

 

 

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