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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
The liberal Sufis are more in harmony with the yogic tradition and at times have had a common cause with it against militant and anti-mystical Islam. The yogic tradition has had much sympathy for these Sufis and has always tried to help them. This group is more common among Sufis in India and in the West (though it appears to be in the minority everywhere), who are generally not so grounded in orthodox Islam, and also among the Shias who are the main Islamic sect in Persia (which retained much of its pre-Islamic culture).

Most of the great mystical Sufis belong to this line. Such Sufis are promoted as models of tolerance but it would be wrong to attribute their tolerance to Islam, which is rarely tolerant. Their tolerance derives more from pre-Islamic traditions, and in the case of Indian Sufis derives from their Hindu roots (particularly Indian Sufis who follow Hindu musical and related mystical traditions).

The orthodox Sufis seldom accept yogic teachings and disciplines, though they may be mystics. They generally support militant Islam and may be among its leading proponents (even if this requires disguising the fact that they are Sufis in order not to offend the orthodox).
 

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