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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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The integral teaching of original Hinduism honors the Kshatriya Dharma. A nation can only be built up and ruled by Kshatriyas. That is their appropriate role in society. Please note that I am not speaking about caste here, but about the mentality and instincts of a person. True Kshatriyas may come from any so-called caste today and are to be known by their character and their actions. Should there not be an adequate Kshatriya class in a country, all the other classes must take up a Kshatriya activity, even the Brahmins.

In fact a true Brahmin must have learned the value of Kshatriya Dharma in order to be really able to go beyond it. One might argue, as some have, that the Hindu Kshatriya spirit, however important it was in medieval India, is no longer relevant in the modern world, in which we should have a secular society with no concern for religion. However the traditional Hindu Kshatriya rule was never theocratic and protected the rights of all people. It was not a religious state or church enforced tyranny.

Such Kings as Shivaji, who in the seventeenth century fought against tyrannical Muslim rule, did not target the Muslims under his rule as the Muslims were doing to the Hindus under theirs. I don't think that anyone can doubt in this age of political corruption that a real Kshatriya spirit is required, a promotion of Dharma in the social and political realms. Such a Dharmic spirit should not be a pretext for enforcing a particular religious belief upon society but it should not be devoid of spiritual principles, nor need it be unconnected with any religious tradition.

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