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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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Governing a country requires strong leadership, including a well-trained army and police force in the modern world, not as forces of tyranny but for protection. There are many people in society who contain the gunas (qualities) of rajas and tamas, aggressive and obstinate tendencies which, if not controlled through clear laws and punishments, will wreak havoc. Sattvic (spiritual) methods like non-violence work only if there is enough sattva in people to respond to these, which unfortunately is not always the case.  

For this reason traditional Hindu teachings like the Mahabharata emphasize the importance of danda or the use of punishment to maintain law and order (Dharma). The nations of the world are also not sattvic or spiritual entities but worldly, commercial and military entities that are usually neither sympathetic nor conscious of spiritual values. They must be dealt with first by the right diplomacy, which is the role of intellectual Kshatriya. But a good army must be there as well.

This does not mean that India should engage in some massive arms race but that it should not be too idealistic or naive in dealing with the nations of the world who follow their own principles not rooted in any Dharmic tradition. Some would also fear that encouraging a Hindu Kshatriya would create a militant Hindu fundamentalism. They might imagine paramilitary Hindu groups, Hindu terrorists, or Hindu Jihads, as is the situation in Islam today.

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About The Importance Of Kshatriya Dharma
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A New Kshatriya

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