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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
Hindus must recognizer the different sides of Sufism. There are many great Sufi poets and philosophers of various types and from different countries. There are also many ordinary Sufis, Sufi charlatans, and Sufi militants. Various Sufis attained altered states of consciousness, yet these led them not always to tolerance but to fanaticism. One can quote wonderful and profound mystical statements from both liberal and conservative Sufis.

One can similarly quote statements of intolerance or praise of Islamic militance even by Sufis honored as great mystics. The important thing is to examine Sufi literature as a whole and not to ignore its political side. Of course, limitations and prejudices can be found in religious and mystical groups all over the world. Certainly no group is without such blemishes. Yet this should not bar any group from scrutiny, and in this context the Sufis have not been adequately examined, particularly by Hindus.

In conclusion, the point of this discussion is not that Hindus should uncritically reject all Sufi mysticism as harmful, which would be an error of the other extreme. The point is that Hindus need to be discerning of all forms of mysticism, especially that of religious groups who have traditionally sought to convert Hindus, who might use the Hindu fondness for mysticism to mislead them. They need to know about the Ahmed Sirhindis and Shaikh Waliullahs along with their political counterparts like Aurangzeb or Shah Abdali, and learn about how modern Sufis view the world as well.

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