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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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THE ETERNAL TRADITION OF HINDUISM

From the Hindu standpoint most attempts at religious conversion are forms of violence, particularly on a psychological level but often outwardly as well. They are attempts to impose an external belief or code upon a person, not to help them understand their inherent Divinity. They do not serve to awaken the Divine Self in people but to subordinate them to some institution or dogma. This violates the principle of ahimsa, or non-violence, in Hindu thought, and reflects a lack of understanding of the deeper consciousness in all creatures.

Hinduism has not sought to convert the world by preachers or by armies (which usually go together). It grows organically among people as part of a spiritual culture and way of life that affirms the Inner Truth and does not require that people abandon their native beliefs. Wherever Hinduism has gone it has preserved the indigenous culture of the people.

It has sought to promote Nature and the Self everywhere, to help all beings develop their inherent potential, rather than to impose a belief, ideology or discipline from the outside. Hinduism as a religion of life cannot simply be grafted on by changing one's beliefs. It must be integrated into our very daily activity, not only personally but with our entire culture, greater humanity, and all of Mother Nature. It is concerned with a genuine spiritual development, not merely a change of names or clothes.

 

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About The Eternal Tradition Of Hinduism
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A New Look At Hinduism 
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India, the Land of Religion... 
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