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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 TWO WINGS OF DHARMA
In the case of India it has been said that the non-violence of the country allowed it to be overrun by foreign conquerors. Historians like Toynbee have noted that the Muslim conquest of India was one of the bloodiest in history and that Hindu non-violence does not appear to have been able to save lives or protect Hindu culture.

Oriental cultures which incline toward non-violence are looked at by Western people as inferior, as lacking in strength compared to those in the West who stand up for their rights by force of arms as soon as they see the need. Hindu non-violence and tolerance has been perceived by such groups not as a form of strength or spirituality but as a type of weakness, cowardice or lack of faith. 

After all, if you really believe in something, won't you stand up for it when it is challenged or attacked? When a violent group perceives a non-violent group as weak, this very non-violence gives them the incentive to promote their advantage. Hence it is argued that non-violence can actually incite violence, while a strong defense can protect against attack.

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About The Two Wings Of Dharma
The Question....Pg1
The Question....Pg2
The Question....Pg3
The Question....Pg4
The Meaning of Ahimsa Pg1
The Meaning of Ahimsa Pg2
The Problem....Pg1
The Problem....Pg2
The Problem...Pg3
The Problem...Pg4
The Problem...Pg5
The Problem...Pg6
Ahimsa....Pg1
Ahimsa....Pg2
Ahimsa....Pg3
The Conscience...Pg1
The Conscience...Pg2
The Conscience...Pg3
Non-Violence...Pg1
Non-Violence...Pg2
Non-Violence...Pg3
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