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Awaken Bharata


Keys To The Awakening Of Bharata A Call For An Intellectual...
The Importance Of Kshatriya... 

The Two Wings Of Dharma

Anti-Brahmanism Sarva Dharma Samabhava...
The Danger Of Hindus.... Hinduism Under Siege...
Devic And Asuric ... Sufis And Militance
Hindu Dharma And ...

The New Masks...

Hindu Political And ... The Hindu Renaissance...
Vedic Dharma And ... A Hindu Call...
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Books By David Frawley

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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In this regard Devic and Asuric elements can occur in all forms of mysticism and in all religions. Generally Devic mysticism requires more care, selflessness and training both to develop and to sustain. It is always easy to slip into Asuric states that are very appealing to the ego. For this reason untrained people who stumble into spiritual experiences are more likely to fall into Asuric delusions because they are unprepared to handle the expansion of awareness and energy that goes along with these states.

But there can be organized forms of Asuric mysticism as well. Mystical groups employ various methods to achieve their aim, which are generally ascetic in nature. These include isolation, fasting, breathing exercises, prayers, mantras and meditation. Such methods can not only lead to higher states of consciousness, misdirected they can lead into delusion. They can be used not only for Devic ends but also for Asuric ends, producing a highly trained mind but for an egoistic agenda.

There are two basic characteristics of Asuric mysticism. The first is that it is colored by the ego. This leads the mystic to think that he has achieved some unique and special state that no one else has ever attained, that he is God's chosen spokesman, if not God himself. This can lead to further delusions that he must found a new religion or save the world - that he must speak for God and serve as an intermediary between others and God, who have no hope of salvation without him. He believes that truth is his sole possession and others must come to him to find God.

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