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Awaken Bharata
Index

Preface

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...
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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SARVA DHARMA SAMABHAVA : UNITY OR CONFUSION OF RELIGIONS
The unity of truth therefore cannot limit itself to monotheism of a particular persuasion but must honor all spiritual aspiration whatever form it takes. This means that not only monotheism of all types (not only the Biblical), but polytheism, pantheism, monism and other religious formulations are have their validity. In fact what the monotheistic West calls polytheism is usually not a primitive worship of many Gods but a genuine diversity of paths and a freedom of approach to the One Truth, what is really a monistic approach. 

The idea that there are many names, forms, qualities and ideas of Divinity that can be represented by various Gods and Goddesses was the basis not only of so-called Hindu polytheism but also that of the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Kelts, Native Americans and perhaps most so-called polytheists all over the world. The Vedic principle of Sarva Dharma Samabhava originally arose to show the unity of the Truth, Self or Atman behind the worship of all the different Gods and Goddesses of the Hindu pantheon. 

It was not meant to reduce that multiplicity of approaches or scale down its forms to something simpler or more uniform. Sarva Dharma Samabhava was a sanctioning of pluralism, not an attempt to reduce all paths to a single point of view. However the idea that all religions teach the same thing, accepting dominant forms of monotheism as the model of true religions, has not led to the acceptance of religions denigrated as polytheistic. 

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About Sarva Dharma Samabhava
Introduction Pg1
Introduction Pg2
Real Meaning..Pg1
Real Meaning..Pg2
Are All Religious..Pg1
Are All Religious..Pg2
Universal Dharma..Pg1
Universal Dharma..Pg2
Universal Dharma..Pg3
Belief and Dharma Pg1
Belief and Dharma Pg2
Belief and Dharma Pg3
Religion and Truth Pg1
Religion and Truth Pg2
Unity of Mysticism
All Religions..Pg1
All Religions..Pg2
The Pluralism of Paths Pg1
The Pluralism of Paths Pg2
Unity of Religions..Pg1
Unity of Religions..Pg2
Unity of Religions..Pg3
Value of Religions Pg1
Value of Religions Pg2
Sarva Dharma Samabhava..Pg1
Sarva Dharma Samabhava..Pg2
Political..Pg1
Political..Pg2
Political..Pg3
Freedom..Pg1
Freedom..Pg2
Freedom..Pg3
Freedom..Pg4
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