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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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HINDUISM AND SANATANA DHARMA

How Do Shaivas and Vaishnavas Differ?

The Shaivas and Vaishnavas, the followers of Shiva and Vishnu, differ mainly in name and in some forms. They share the same basic beliefs, like karma, and the same basic practices like puja (ritual), mantra and meditation. Shiva is considered to be the best devotee of Lord Vishnu and Vishnu is considered to be the best devotee of Lord Shiva.

Generally speaking, Vishnu represents the benign and approachable form of the Deity, who is worshipped more in the cities and plains of India, and Shiva portrays the more transcendent and transformative form of the Divine worshipped more in the mountains and villages. Dualistic and non-dualistic forms of philosophy can be found among both groups, as well as every form of yogic practice. 

 

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