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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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RELIGION AND SPIRITUALITY : THE SEARCH FOR UNIVERSALITY

The judgement of Eastern religions as pagan, polytheist, idolatrous, and primitive, now appears on par with the judgement of Asian and African peoples as racially inferior - not an enlightened judgement but an embarrassing prejudice. The attempt to discredit venerable and profound oriental cultures as inferior, which is still going on by missionary movements today, has been never motivated by the seeking of any real understanding but by political, economic and religious ambitions toward domination.

The negative judgement of these cultures is not the product of an enlightened rationality but of a cultural prejudice and limited religious belief systems that does not want to recognize the validity of other points of view.The West can no longer look down upon Asian culture. The Japanese have shown how well the Asians can compete with us on all levels of modern culture. The Chinese and the Indians may not be far behind. We have come to recognize the value of Asian systems of Yoga, meditation, natural healing, martial arts, music and painting, and so on.

We have also seen the skill of Easterners as scientists, artists, doctors, and businessmen. We have seen that Asians, like the Japanese, can be competitive in the modern world without giving up their traditional cultures or customs.

 

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