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Awaken Bharata


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...
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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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Even today many Hindus think that India's poverty or lack of social order contributes to its spirituality and they use this idea to excuse the poor state of the country or themselves not making any effort to change it. These Hindus should make a serious examination of their own history. Certainly Gandhi's loin cloth image contributes to their view, but it is quite different than the image of traditional Hindu kings and their royal affluence while at the same time surrounded by sages and spiritual advisors, as in the case of King Janaka.

The same people like to think in terms of extremes, preferring India's poverty to Western commercialism, or a passive Hinduism to aggressive Western religions, not realizing that a Hindu affluence or military self-sufficiency need not follow Western materialism, religious exclusivism, or military aggression. It can be part of a more wholesome spirituality that does not neglect the state of society, which is the field that produces the individuals to follow the spiritual life, as well as providing protection and support for those who choose to do so.

A situation arose in time in which the people of India, predominantly Hindu, would accept the rule of foreigners or antagonistic religions with little resistance. They were ready to accept an outside Kshatriya, and may have had to do so, because they failed to produce a sufficient Kshatriya of their own. Perhaps they eventually felt that an unjust or foreign rule was better than no rule at all.

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A New Kshatriya

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