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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 THE MODERN WORLD

Don't Westerners Require a Scientific Approach to Spirituality?

We all need a rational and scientific approach to the spiritual life. Otherwise the spiritual life becomes dogma or superstition. Yet to scientifically approach the spiritual life is different than to scientifically approach a material object. Spiritual Reality, being the infinite and eternal, cannot be observed in a laboratory, dissected on a table, or seen in a telescope or microscope.

It requires a super-scientific approach which is to be capable of directly observing the workings of our own minds. It requires the ability to reason between the Eternal and the transient and to focus one's awareness on the Eternal.

The beauty of dharmic and meditation traditions is that they have maintained a scientific approach to the spiritual life which can be used by people all over the world. Yet the spiritual life is not merely a science, it is also an art, and must be approached with sensitivity and creativity. The spiritual aspect of life being the most subtle portion of our nature, requires the appropriate subtlety of mind to discover. It cannot, like an object on the table, be obvious to our outer vision. The science of Yoga is such a scientific approach to spirituality that we must develop on a global basis.

 

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