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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

If we look deeply into ourselves we will observe that we are not really interested in religion, and perhaps wisely so. Business, sports, entertainment, politics and other outward aspects of life are the focus of our attention in the modern world, and these are less controversial and divisive than religion, which appears to be a hold over from the dark and troubled Middle Ages. Given the nature of what we call religion with its sin, guilt, fear, and even vengence, there appears to be little reason why we should take much interest in it.

It appears as an emotional negativity devoid of common courtesy, not to speak of love, compassion and humanity. Not surprisingly, many people today have a greater sense of loyalty to their football team than to their church. Most people have a greater adulation for their favorite movie star than for their religious leader, should they have one. And if we are interested in religion it is usually not the Universal Truth that concerns us. It is our particular church or hierarchy, the religion of our fathers, our nation or our people, promoting our belief, defending our religion politically, militarily, and so on.

We do not spend our time in meditation or even in prayer (except to ask God to do what we want) but in criticizing what are, from the standpoint of our particular religious bias, irreligious people. These may be criminals, those of different life-styles, or simply the followers of different religions, which groups we may lump together as one homogenous mass of evil. Meanwhile we ourselves are narrow-minded, judgmental, lacking in any real love, peace or wisdom, and yet may regard that such attitudes are justified by God and his Word.

 

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