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Hinduism : The Eternal Tradition Sanatana Dharma


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

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Books By David Frawley

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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3. Outline of Sanatana Dharma

1. Knowledge (Veda-Vidya)

Higher Knowledge (Paravidya)

  • Knowledge of the Self (Atma Vidya)
  • Knowledge of the Absolute (Brahma Vidya)
  • Knowledge of God or the Creator (Ishvara-Vidya)

Lower Knowledge (Aparavidya)

Cosmic or World Knowledge (Prakriti Vidya)

  • The Gross World - Physical Sciences (Sthula Vidya)
  • The Subtle World - Occult Sciences (Sukshma Vidya)
  • The Causal World - Causal Sciences (Karana Vidya)

2. Practice (Yoga)

Higher Knowledge (Paravidya)

  • Four Yogas
  • Jnana - Knowledge
  • Bhakti - Devotion
  • Karma - Service 
  • Kriya - Yoga Techniques
  • Fourfold Kriya Yoga
  • Raja Yoga - Yoga of meditation
  • Mantra Yoga - Yoga of mantra
  • Laya Yoga - Yoga of the sound current
  • Hatha Yoga - Yoga of posture and breath
Lower Knowledge (Apara Vidya), which should be placed in service of the higher 
  • Ritual and Temple Worship (Vedic and Agamic)
  • History and Mythology (Itihasa-Purana)
  • Astrology, Astronomy, and Meteorology (Jyotisha)
    Mathematics and Physical Sciences (Ganita)
  • Medicine and Psychology (Ayurveda)
  • Language and Grammar (Sanskrit)
  • Literature, Poetry and Drama (Kavya)
  • Music and Dance (Gandharva Veda)
  • Architecture, Sculpture, and Painting (Sthapatya Veda)
    Social Sciences (Varnashrama Dharma)
  • Law, Politics, Diplomacy (Niti Vidya, Dharma Shastras)
    Ethics and Morality (Vinaya).


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