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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
Most obvious in this regard is the absolute non-violence taught by Mahatma Gandhi, but similar trends have existed in other groups both before and after him. Gandhi rejected the traditional Kshatriya role in society by teaching that it is wrong for Hindus to use force under any circumstances, even to defend themselves.

Gandhi took the non-violence appropriate to monks and yogis and tried to impose it upon the political and military classes of the country, in fact on the population of Hindus as a whole. He opposed any use of force by Hindus and was against India even having an army. While non-violence can be a useful political tool in certain circumstances, Gandhi turned it into an article of faith for Hindus, a dogma not to be questioned but to be applied mechanically in all situations.

We must admit, no doubt, that this strategy of non-violence may have been appropriate against the British, who had some refinement of feeling, and was employed at a time when Hindus did not have much military strength or know how as an alternative. We can admire the Mahatma for the decisive way in which he used non-violence, demonstrating an admirable courage in standing up to the British and not hesitating to criticize their wrong actions. Similarly his stance against the Christian missionaries and their conversion policies was strong and fearless.

 

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About The Importance Of Kshatriya Dharma
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A Reevaluation...Pg1

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A New Kshatriya

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