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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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THE HINDU RENAISSANCE AT A TURNING POINT
Hindu teachers to the West generally left the Hindu Gods and Goddesses back in India. Perhaps in the West such teachers were afraid of the charge of idolatry from the Christian majority and so created a teaching that had no Hindu images, apart from the picture of the guru, who like Christ, could be accepted on a personal level. But this had the unfortunate consequence of leaving much of the power of the religion behind and discouraging a deeper study of its practices, which could simply be dismissed as cultural rather than spiritual.

Hindu teachers called themselves Yogis or Vedantins, and the first word was found to have the greatest appeal in the practically minded West, and avoided emphasizing the Hindu background of their teachings. Though this may have been a necessary strategy to communicate with the people in the West, it had other long reaching consequences. Not surprisingly the impression arose that Yoga or Vedanta were something other than or even opposed to Hinduism and little was done to challenge this view.

The same ideas began to surface in India as well. Hindu teachers often discarded or at least put into the background Hindu forms, particularly the Gods and Goddesses, in order to gain a hearing from members of other religious groups who might be offended by these pagan images. Now there is an important spiritual basis behind this position that should not be ignored, however distorted it might have become.

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