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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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PERENNIAL WISDOM

Religion has generally turned into dogma, authority, or vested interest in which discovery of Truth has been set aside for mere belief as a representative of Truth. Such a materialization of the spiritual into particular time-space coordinates is the very denial of its transcendent reality. But such a limited view of truth is easier for the human mind to appreciate, dominated as it is by ego or self-sense which is extremely hard to overcome. 

For this reason individuals seeking the higher Truth have always looked beyond organized religion to various mystical and spiritual paths, which formulate themselves with a greater universal sense than institutionalized creeds. Formulations of an eternal tradition or perennial wisdom most commonly come from two areas. The first is the perennial philosophy of various philosophers. The second is an eternal, often secret, wisdom tradition of humanity.

A perennial philosophy has been looked to as the core of truth behind the thoughts of all great thinkers, who obviously share much in common in their understanding of life. Yet however profound and noble such a philosophical endeavor may be, the Universal Truth is not mere philosophy. It is not a special broad mindedness to be found among various intellectuals. It is not a matter of mere ideas but encompasses the whole of life and consciousness. It is more a matter of feeling or intuition than discursive thought. 

 

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