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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

Experiential spirituality may be confused with the adaptation of new ideas or the taking on of new identities. Spirituality may be donned as another external appearance, and there will be those of strong egoistic natures who will use this new spirituality to take advantage of others and promote themselves. These trends are already evident, so much so that there may be those who may wish to reject the new spirituality altogether.

However, these limitations are part of a slow awakening to true spirituality from a non-spiritual basis that must first misinterpret or misuse spirituality before really coming to understand it. The influence of mass media-oriented commerciality, the dominant force of the age, will naturally taint this renascent spirituality, yet the long term trend will bring greater light, depth, clarity and understanding through all such initial difficulties and pain of new birth.

Though as a planet we may still be decades, if not centuries, from a truly spiritual culture, that is the eventual goal of all our individual and collective striving which at least the more aware among us must recognize, wherever in the world we may live. One of the religions which will greatly benefit from the new spirituality is Hinduism, whose universality is inherent in its original formulation as Sanatana Dharma, the eternal tradition of Truth and natural law. Modern spiritual teachers from the Hindu tradition - like Ramakrishna, Vivekananda, Aurobindo, Yogananda, Shivananda and Gandhi, to mention a few - have been at the forefront of the new universality in religion and experiential forms of spirituality.

 

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