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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
Absolute and Relative Non-violence

We must discriminate between absolute non-violence and relative non-violence. Absolute non-violence means not even raising a hand even to defend oneself from unjust attack. Relative non-violence means only using violence to defend oneself and one's community. Relative non-violence is appropriate for communities and for those who have not renounced the world, and above all for the Kshatriya or noble class of people who cannot idly stand by in the face of oppression.

Absolute non-violence - that is, not resorting to force even to defend one's life and property - is a Dharma in Hinduism for Sannyasins or those who have renounced the world, and therefore have nothing to defend. Yet even Swamis can use force to protect their country should they choose when their country is attacked. We note that in the course of Indian history that monks and Brahmins at times found it necessary to resort to violence to defend their religion and their country against invaders.

The Indian independence movement received much impetus from Swamis and Yogis in Bengal around the turn of the century, including such figures as Sri Aurobindo and Sister Nivedita, the fiery Irish woman disciple of Vivekananda, who advocated the use of force to overthrow the British. Freedom fighters who advocated the use of force against the British, included Tilak, Aurobindo, and Savarkar. These figures also followed the teachings of Yoga and Vedanta and were not necessarily less spiritually minded than Gandhi, whom they did criticize for his excessive ahimsa.

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About The Importance Of Kshatriya Dharma
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Vedic Non-Violence Pg1
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Absolute and Relative..Pg1
Absolute and Relative..Pg2
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The Decline..Pg1
The Decline..Pg2
The Decline..Pg3
The Decline..Pg4
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The Need...Pg1
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The Need...Pg5
A Reevaluation...Pg1

A Reevaluation...Pg2

A Reevaluation...Pg3

A New Kshatriya

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