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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 IMPORTANCE OF KSHATRIYA DHARMA
Some Hindus appear to blame the Kali Yuga, the dark or materialistic age, for the poor condition of the society and simply abandoned the social sphere as hopeless. After all if the problem is caused by the times no one can do anything about it. The idea arose that the spiritual life depended upon or was made easier by an abandonment of society even to injustice and destruction. Defeat was just a Divine message to the soul to seek liberation through renunciation.  

An image of the highest spiritual type arose of the yogi in seclusion in the Himalayas who remained undisturbed in Samadhi, regarding the entire world as Maya, even if his own kinsmen were being slaughtered. While such examples as Swami Vidyaranya or Samartha Ramdas shows that this image was a distortion, it has come to dominate the minds of people and maintains a powerful impact on the behavior of Hindus. This is quite different from the Vedic and Mahabharata view that the spiritual life can only flourish in a Dharmic society governed by strong but compassionate warriors and administered by affluent but charitable merchants. 

It has become the Western view of Hinduism and Westerners would be shocked to know how important the role of the Kshatriya was at an earlier period in India. Another factor that may be responsible for the decline of the Kshatriya was rigidity in the caste system, which in the beginning was only a convenient division of labor, not a line that no one could cross. Originally all four castes worked together for the benefit of the entire society. However the idea arose in time that the roles of these classes were entirely distinct and they began working for the benefit of their particular caste only.

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About The Importance Of Kshatriya Dharma
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A New Kshatriya

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