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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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SANATANA DHARMA AND RELIGIONS OF THE WORLD

The Sikhs

The Sikhs were originally a sect of the Hindus. It was a custom to make the eldest son into a Sikh or a defender of the faith. This was to counter the Islamic invaders who tried to force conversion upon the people of India. The Sikhs arose as defenders of Hinduism or Sanatana Dharma against this Islamic invasion from Central Asia.

Some modern Sikhs consider that they have a separate religion outside of Hinduism. However, if we examine the sacred books of the Sikhs we find that they are filled with references to Hindu names for God, like Ram and Hari, and Hindu holy books, like the Vedas and Puranas, and are composed by various saints and sages, like Nanak, who are equally revered by the Hindus.

The Sikh holy books are written in a language, Gurumukhi, that has much in common with Sanskrit. Many Sikhs still consider themselves to be a sect of the Hindus and hold to the idea of Sanatana Dharma.

Some people hold that the Sikhs combined Hinduism and Islam but the Sikh holy books have very few references to Islam, Allah or Mohammed. The Sikhs fought against the Muslims and were their main opponents in northwest India. But the Sikhs like the Hindus accepted Muslims into their culture if they were peaceful and respected the spiritual traditions of Islam, like Sufism.

 

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Sanatana Dharma
Religions Of India  Pg1
Religions Of India  Pg2
Hinduism's Spread..Pg1 
Hinduism's Spread..Pg2
Hinduism's Spread..Pg3
Hinduism's Spread..Pg4 
Buddhism Pg1 
Buddhism Pg2
Jainism
The Sikhs
Taoism
Zoroastrianism
Pagan Religions Pg1
Pagan Religions Pg2
Judaism
Christianity.. Pg1
Christianity Pg2
Islam and Sufism
Native, Tribal.. Pg1 
Native, Tribal.. Pg2
Native, Tribal.. Pg3
Hinduism and Religion..Pg1
Hinduism and Religion..Pg2
Hinduism and Religion..Pg3
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