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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

What is the Importance of the Divine Mother?

In predominant Western religions the Divine is worshipped as Father but not as Mother. This heavenly Father is often portrayed as a stern, angry or jealous God - a strict judge and giver of punishment to those of his children who violate his seemingly arbitrary laws. Protestant Christianity and Islam have banished the Divine as Mother from their religions.

Catholic and Greek Orthodox Christianity have accepted the feminine only as the mother of Jesus, not as God in her own right - even though it appears that devotion to the Madonna has been the strongest living mystical tradition within Christianity and its greatest sustaining force.
Sanatana Dharma as a universal tradition has always recognized the importance of the Divine Mother.

According to Hinduism the deepest relationship that we can have with God is that of the Mother. No human relationship is closer than that of the mother and child. It best mirrors our relationship with God. India itself is looked upon as the Mother. The Hindu religion itself is seen regarded a mother and its teachings are her milk.

In the modern world wherein we are recognizing the equality of the sexes we can no longer reject the feminine aspect of Divinity. The rejection of the feminine aspect of the Divine - which is loving kindness, tolerance and caring nurturence - and the promotion of the stern male-only father-sky God, has led to the religious animosity and holy wars which have devastated humanity over the last two thousand years. 

 

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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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