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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

Yet though the bonds of organized religion are breaking down the long term human seeking for the Eternal and Infinite, which is the essence of human nature, continues to exist and appears to be growing. More and more people are seeking experiential forms of spirituality to satisfy this internal longing. It is not so much that religion has failed us or become out of date, but that religion as we know it is no longer relevant either to our outer or inner needs.

Religion as belief is breaking down but religion as the seeking for direct knowledge of cosmic reality is undergoing a revival. There is a search for a new religion not as a new church, but as a universal spirituality beyond all organization. It is a return to Dharma, a rediscovery of the laws of life. We can foresee the breakdown of the monolithic world religions which have dominated the world, along with their massive organizations, and their dogmatic hold on the minds of people. Their power is on the wane, particularly in the lands of their origin.

The waves of missionary conversion, which have left the Western world and moved to Asia and Africa - and are still very active trying to undermine the traditional cultures of these lands - will also soon have to come to a halt. We are beginning to become open to the spiritual ideas of other people instead of trying to impose our own beliefs upon them (which generally occurs without having even looked at what they already believe in).

 

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