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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

Where Do People Go Who Worship God in Different Forms?

We gain that which we set our hearts upon in life. We go to that to which we are most devoted. This may be different than the names and forms we subscribe to, or the beliefs that we hold. What we are most devoted to is that which we give most of our attention to, the most constant object of our thoughts.

Those who worship God go to God in the way in which they worship that Reality. We develop in ourselves the qualities we most honor. If the God we worship is a God of anger, then we go to anger, we develop more anger in ourselves, and we go to worlds and incarnations dominated by anger once we have left this transient life. If the God we worship is a God of love, than we develop more love in ourselves. We go to worlds and incarnations dominated by love. 

To see where we will go we must look at the qualities we admire and focus on. There is a science to this that can be observed and understood, just as the plant we grow must be of the same nature as the seed we put into the ground. This is why it is important that we are cognizant of what we worship or honor in life. 

However only if we know the Supreme Being as the Self do we know the Truth and are liberated. Otherwise we are trapped in ignorance, whatever we may worship, because worship implies a duality between the worshipper and the object worshipped. The highest worship is meditation which cognizes the Self-existent Reality. While worship in the ordinary sense means honoring an external being, in Sanatana Dharma it stands for meditation practices to realize our true Self.

 

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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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