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Awaken Bharata


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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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Hinduism is well known as the oldest religion in the world, the only major world religion without a specific founder or an historical beginning. The very origins of Hindu Dharma relate back to the beginning of time itself, to the very origin of cosmic creation. Yet not many people, even Indians, are aware that Bharata (India) is also the oldest nation in the world, perhaps the first of the nations of humanity. As far back as the Rig Veda, the oldest Hindu text from more than five thousand years ago, there is mention of a great land of the seven rivers that spread between the two oceans.

Ancient Vedic texts like the Shatapatha Brahmana speak of many great Vedic emperors, including several figures from the Rig Veda, who ruled this land between the eastern and the western seas. The people of this vast region shared a common culture based upon a singular dedication to the spiritual life and the practice of Dharma.

The Mahabharata, the foremost of the Hindu epics, is the longest epic poem in world literature, and as well over two thousand years old, is one of the oldest as well. The word Mahabharata, we should clearly note, literally means "Great (Maha) India (Bharata)." This magnificent story documents the religion and culture of the land between the two oceans in great detail. It speaks of the entire area from Afghanistan (Gandhara) in the West to Assam (Prag Jyotish) in the East, from Kailas (Tibet) in the North to Sri Lanka in the South. It shows the area dynamically linked together, sharing a common rich culture, values and lifestyle.

The Mahabharata explains all the main teachings of Hindu Dharma to the present day including the worship of Shiva, Vishnu and the Goddess (Devi), Varnashrama Dharma (the Hindu social system and stages of life), Samkhya and Vedanta philosophies, and the great system of Yoga. In fact Hinduism has not changed fundamentally since its formulation in the Mahabharata and has remained consistent to the main principles and practices set forth within this ancient text that itself reflects and reformulates older Vedic teachings.


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