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Hinduism : The Eternal Tradition Sanatana Dharma
Index

Preface 

Perennial Wisdom 

Sanatana Dharma

Religion And Spirituality...

Religion Or Dharma

The Eternal View Of Hinduism

Idolatary And Dogmatism

Religion And Spirituality..

Religious And Spiritual Practices

Civilization And Social Issues

Hinduism And Sanatana Dharma

Hinduism And Other Religions

Appendices

       

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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CIVILIZATION AND SOCIAL ISSUES

Are Western Religions Part of Western Materialist Culture?

In a broader sense yes. Western religions, including Islam, generally have the same basic outward view of life as Western science. This is evidenced by their emphasis on conversion and the formation of institutions, and their frequent hostility towards spiritual traditions, which is why orthodox Islam has oppressed the Sufis, just as orthodox Christianity oppressed its mystics, and why modern science dismisses mysticism itself as a delusion.

Western religion - with some notable exceptions - has generally presented itself as a worldly institution seeking to grow in numbers, force, wealth and territory, not as a spiritual path requiring going beyond worldly seeking. Its discipline has been an outer one of loyalty to the faith, the church or the book, not an inner discipline of seeking liberation and Self-realization. For this reason the spiritual dimension that is found in meditational traditions is largely lacking in Western religions.

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