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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
This led them to downplay Hindu devotional traditions and emphasize a universal teaching, which they sought to remove from any Hindu background. They undoubtedly thought that such a universal idea of religion would be more easily understood, particularly given the negative image of Hinduism created by the missionaries. But their efforts also served to give the impression that Hinduism had nothing new or unique to offer to members of other religions except perhaps deepening them in whatever faith they already had.

Or their efforts gave the impression that such teachers were no longer Hindus but represented a new religious urge or synthesis of all religions. Turning the new gurus into Christ-like figures brought upon them all the expectations of the magical savior that Christ was supposed to be. Like Christ they came to be looked upon, not as revivers of the ancient Dharma, but as founders of a new religion that would save the world and usher in a new age.

This led to guru cults in the West in which Western students related only to their particular guru and failed to connect with any tradition behind him, as if the particular teacher was the be all and end all of the teachings, which were not of any particular tradition. Similar movements occurred in India, with the search for a new avatar becoming more significant than the revival of the eternal Dharma or the quest for Self-knowledge.

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