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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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SUFIS AND MILITANCE
Sufism, along with traditional Islam is opposed to the use of images and so has not developed the Deity Yogas of Hindu and Buddhist traditions. Traditional Islam denigrates Hinduism along with all religions that use images, which form worship of images is considered to be idolatry or a worship of devils. Because of this Muslims have felt that they have the right to attack Hindus and destroy their temples. In this we see a typical demonization of another religion for political purposes, which has been a common tool of religious aggression.

The very Persian word for idol in Islamic idol-smashing is Bud for Buddha. Muslims in their invasions to the East starting in the seventh century first came in contact with the Buddhists who were then dominant in Central Asia. The horrible heathens (kafirs) of Islamic and Sufi literature, whose idols Muslims were smashing for the benefit of God, were in reality non-violent Buddhist and Hindu monks, hardly demons and certainly not people of less compassion or self-control than the armies who massacred them.

Unfortunately the Sufis have never really challenged this anti-image attitude. We don't find any Sufi crusade against Islamic iconoclasm for the benefit of religious harmony. While Sufism sought to soar to the Heavens with its mystical impulses it remained tied to the Earth by two iron bonds. The first is Sufism's attempt to follow the Sharia or Islamic law and gain the favor of the orthodox, as already noted. Sufism tried to reconcile itself with the Sharia, traditional Islamic law, and its cruel and intolerant punishments.

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