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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, SPIRITUALITY AND THE MODERN WORLD

Why Do People Worship God in Different Forms?

The Divine though formless in essence assumes various forms in its cosmic creative play. We ourselves have a form and are used to relating to life through various forms. To move from the limitations of form to the unlimited formless Divinity, it helps to first conceive God as having a form. 

There is nothing wrong with such forms as long as they are used as vehicles. If we take them to be literally true and dismiss other possible forms for the Divine as wrong, then such forms become an obstruction and a cause of conflict.

Different people worship God in different ways because the minds of human beings are different. The ultimate way to God is to worship the Divine as the Self of all beings. This means that God can be found in the rocks, mountains, rivers and stars, as well as beyond the world. 

Actually every form is a form of the Divine worthy of worship. What is important is to allow the free use of all forms so that all the doors to the Infinite are open to all beings. We must not only see God beyond the world but God in the world, in every form, to really know the omnipresent reality.

 

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About Religion, Spirituality And The Modern World
The Basis of the Eternal Tradition
What is God?
What is Non-Duality (Advaita)?
Is Atheism Wrong?
Is God Personal or Impersonal?
What is Our Relationship With God?
Why Do Religions Call God He?
What is the Importance.... ?Pg1
What is the Importance ... ?Pg2
What is the Relationship.... ?
Why Do People Worship God in...?
Can God be Portrayed in.... ?
Where Do People Go Who Worship.... ?
What is the Name of God?
How Should Religion Be Propagated?
How Should Religion Be Organized?
What is the Importance of .....?
What is the Origin of Sanatana Dharma?
What is the Goal of Sanatana Dharma?
Is Evolution Endless?
What is Karma and Rebirth?
Is Life Predestined?
Are We Punished for Wrong Actions?
Do Heaven and Hell Exist? Pg1
Do Heaven and Hell Exist? Pg2
Does Evil Exist? Pg1
Does Evil Exist? Pg2
Do Angels Exist?
Can Human Beings Be Reborn as ....?
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