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Awaken Bharata


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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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Universal Dharma and Religion

Religions contain beliefs and dogmas that are not universally true and some that are not Dharmic at all. Otherwise separative religious identities and the whole history of religious conflict, holy wars, and the effort to convert others to a particular belief could never have occurred. There are adharmic principles in all religions and in some religions, at least at some times, adharmic principles predominate. 

The question must therefore arise: Are the beliefs of all religions Dharmas or universal truths? Clearly not. Many of these are simply dogmas, things that are supposed to be true but are merely the opinion of certain people. The Christian belief that Jesus Christ is the only son of God is not a Dharmic principle, an eternal or universal truth, but a belief or imagination of certain people over a limited period of time. 

It is an idea conditioned by time, place and person that cannot be acceptable to everyone. The Islamic belief that Mohammed is the last prophet is also not a Dharma, but an identification of truth with a particular person and a specific historical revelation. Nor is the belief that an historical revelation like the Bible or the Koran is the Word of God a Dharma or universal law but only the opinion of a particular community. An eternal heaven and hell are also not Dharmic principles. This idea possesses an eternal reward or punishment for transient deeds, which violates the law of karma.

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Religion and Truth Pg1
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Unity of Mysticism
All Religions..Pg1
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The Pluralism of Paths Pg1
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Unity of Religions..Pg1
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Value of Religions Pg1
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