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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
The Meaning of Ahimsa

First of all, ahimsa does not simply mean nonviolence or not resorting to arms. It means having an attitude that tries to reduce harm to living creatures. Sometimes force or violence is necessary to prevent or reduce harm. If a car is heading toward a child, we may have to push the child forcefully out of the path of the vehicle in order to save its life. If a wild animal is attacking people the animal may have to be wounded or killed. Another possible translation for ahimsa is non-aggression because all violence is not necessarily avoidable for self-defense but can be avoided as an aggressive policy.

However, modern Hindu leaders have not always applied the principle of non-violence according to the tradition, perhaps because they did not adequately examine traditional teachings. They have simply stereotyped it as avoiding any violence, even that which might save a life. Moreover they have used non-violence to appease violent groups, responding to threats of violence by giving into the demands of those who make them, which has not resulted in peace but in the escalation of further demands.

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