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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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PREFACE

This is rather sad but it does appear to be a fact in the modern age where everything Western is looked upon as better, even things like spirituality that the Western world has not given much importance to. Hindu friends in India requested such a book for the sake of Western educated Hindus for whom it is fashionable to denigrate their own tradition, without having really examined it. Hindu friends in the United States requested it for their children, particularly those in college, to help them preserve their spiritual heritage in a materialistic world.

Fortunately I have been able to visit with people in India from all backgrounds, including swamis, yogis, traditional Brahmin priests, Hindu social activists and political leaders, Ayurvedic doctors, Vedic astrologers, Hindu musicians, and modern Westernized Hindus of all types, including writers and journalists. I have also made it a point to study the Hindu tradition from its Vedic and Puranic roots including Vedanta, Sankhya, Yoga, Buddhism, and Tantra, examining the original Sanskrit texts when I have been able.

In this process I discovered that a tremendous gap exists between what the Hindu tradition is and how it is understood in the modern world. Hopefully the work I have done in explaining the tradition in a more appropriate light can be useful for others. I hope that it will encourage similar studies. Naturally much of this great tradition cannot be dealt with in a single book. This book does not attempt to discuss the main teachings of Hinduism, its teachers, scriptures and so on. This has been examined in my book FROM THE RIVER OF HEAVEN: HINDU AND VEDIC KNOWLEDGE FOR THE MODERN AGE.

 

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