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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 OR DHARMA : BELIEF OR THE NATURE OF TRUTH

Belief is no substitute for knowledge and by itself it cannot destroy our ignorance. The process of belief building is the very essence of the ignorance of the mind which asserts its mental and emotional patterns as truth. Any number of beliefs are possible because all beliefs are speculative, with no certainty for any of them. One religion has its set of beliefs, which are said to be the absolute truth.

Another religion has a different set of beliefs claimed to be equally true. One proclaims that God is only this and another proclaims that God is only something else. One makes a particular representative of God final, the other does so with another figure who may have a different teaching. The process of belief building leads to division within humanity.

As belief is not knowledge but emotional assertion, belief leads us to the battlefield to determine not which belief is true but which will dominate the world (which is the real goal of belief). It leads us away from spiritual experience which it opposes, because any real spiritual experience will cause us to question all beliefs.

 

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